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 Visit National Renewable Energy Laboratory Site in Colorado
Will Tour State-of-the-Art Research Facility and Campus as part of President Obama's All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy
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GOLDEN, CO — Tomorrow, July 12, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will visit the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus in Golden, Colorado. He will view a construction project that is underway for a new Energy Systems Integration Facility and tour NREL's Net Zero Energy Research Support Facility. Salazar is visiting the campus to highlight the role of renewable energy research and development in President Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy to create jobs and build a clean energy future.
Media are invited to join the tour of the campus. An RSVP is required as space is limited.
NREL is the only national laboratory solely dedicated to advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies from concept to commercial application. For 35 years, NREL innovations, analysis, and expertise have enabled the emergence of a U.S. clean energy industry and led to numerous success stories from across the laboratory.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Dr. Dan Arvizu, NREL Laboratory Director
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Site Tour
Friday, July 13, 2012 @ 11:00 a.m. MDT
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401
Media interested in attending MUST RSVP no later than 9:00 a.m. July 13 in order to ensure access to the facility and secure a space on the tour. Please contact George Douglas at 303-275-4096 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions for where to meet will be given at that time.