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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Secretary Salazar to Meet with Spanish Energy Industry Leaders, Participate in U.S.-Spain Council
News media teleconference today
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OVIEDO, SPAIN – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today will hold a news media teleconference, along with U.S. Ambassador to Spain Alan D. Solomont, to discuss his trip to Spain, including his meetings with leaders of Spain's renewable and conventional energy industries.
Secretary Salazar is in Spain to participate in the U.S.-Spain Council Business Forum and to strengthen ties between the two countries, particularly in the areas of renewable energy development. As part of his visit, Salazar will hold a roundtable meeting with renewable energy executives and will visit a solar power tower site built by Abengoa Solar, Inc.
Secretary Salazar will also meet with representatives from Repsol, the Spanish national oil and gas company, as part of Interior's ongoing effort to engage industry and the international community in a dialogue on safe and responsible offshore oil and gas development.
Ken Salazar, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary
Alan D. Solomont, U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra
Friday, June 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm EDT
Credentialed media in the United States are invited to join the teleconference by calling 1-866-844-9416 and providing the passcode ENERGY. Media in Spain can join the call by dialing 800-300-906 and providing the passcode ENERGY.