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 Make Energy and Mineral Development Announcement in New Mexico
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – On the second day of a two-day swing through New Mexico, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar tomorrow will hold a press conference call to make an announcement about oil, gas and potash development in New Mexico. Salazar will be joined on the call by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, and Bureau of Land Management Acting Director Mike Pool.
Members of the news media can join the teleconference by dialing 1-800-857-9636 and providing the access code Interior.
Press Conference Call to Make Announcement on Oil and Gas / Potash Development in New Mexico
Thursday, July 12, 2012
10:45 a.m. MDT / 12:45 p.m. EDT
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Jeff Bingaman, U.S. Senator of New Mexico
Tom Udall, U.S. Senator of New Mexico
Mike Pool, BLM Acting Director
Members of the news media are invited to call into 1-800-857-9636 Access Code: Interior