Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Secretary Salazar, Director Bromwich to Discuss Status of Ongoing Efforts to Increase Safe Oil and Gas Production
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director Michael R. Bromwich will host a media conference call to discuss ongoing efforts to increase the safety of oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf, and the status of shallow and deep water permitting.
Participants can join the 3:00 pm Eastern Time call by dialing 1-800-475-8427 and entering the passcode: 8058034.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director Michael R. Bromwich
Media conference call on offshore oil and gas safety and permitting
March 21, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. EST
Participants may join the teleconference by calling 800-475-8427 and entering the passcode: 8058034