Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
Secretary Salazar to Make Major Wyoming Energy Announcement
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Tuesday, March 22, 2011, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will make a major energy announcement in Cheyenne, Wyoming with Governor Matt Mead. The announcement will be made in the Media Room at South High School at 1:00 pm Mountain Time (MDT).
Media representatives unable to attend the event may join a listen-only teleconference by dialing 1-888-994-8791 and entering the participant pass code of 6886806.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead
Energy development announcement
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
1:00 pm Mountain Time (MDT) (3 pm Eastern Time, EDT)
South High School Media Room
1213 West Allison Road
Cheyenne, WY 82007
Credentialed media are invited to attend the announcement. There will be an opportunity for questions. Media unable to attend may listen to the announcement and media opportunity by teleconference at 1-888-994-8791. The participant pass code is 6886806