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 to Hold Press Conference in Anchorage, Alaska
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ANCHORAGE, AK - ANCHORAGE, AK - At the conclusion of his trip to Alaska, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a press conference to discuss issues in the North Slope and summarize his trip through Alaska. Secretary Salazar will be joined by Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes
10:30 a.m. AKDT, Friday, September 3, 2010
U.S. Department of the Interior
1689 C St. /OS Office Conference Room, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501
The press briefing is open to all credentialed news media.