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, Governor Schweitzer to Address Production Tax Credits
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WASHINGTON – On Friday, May 25, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Governor of Montana Brian Schweitzer will hold a news media teleconference to discuss need for Congress to pass legislation that will extend the Production Tax Credit to support American jobs and manufacturing in the wind industry.
These credits have played an important role in fueling that job creation, and as a result have strong bipartisan support from Governors, Members of Congress, as well as industry. They are a key part of America's energy future and our efforts to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and develop more secure domestic energy sources by investing in clean energy manufacturing. Since 2008, the United States has nearly doubled generation from renewable energy sources.
Credentialed media can join the teleconference by dialing 1-800-369-1788 and providing the access code INTERIOR.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Brian Schweitzer, Governor of Montana
Teleconference on Production Tax Credit
1:30 pm EDT; Friday, May 25, 2012
All credentialed media are invited to join the teleconference by dialing 1-800-369-1788 and entering the access code INTERIOR.