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 Town Hall for Interior Employees
Event to be Broadcast to Department Offices Nationwide
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On Wednesday, January 26, 2011, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold an All-Employee Town Hall in the Yates Auditorium of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building from 1:30 to 3:00 PM Eastern Time. Credentialed news media are invited to attend the Town Hall. The event also will televised via satellite uplink, streamed live on the web and available by listen-only teleconference.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Employee Town Hall
Yates Auditorium, C Street Side of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC, 20240
Wednesday, January 26, 2011; 1:30 PM Eastern Time
All credentialed news organizations are invited to attend the Town Hall. Media also may access the event via streaming video at www.doi.gov or join the listen-only phone bridge (1-888-848-6719; passcode ALL HANDS). Media will be asked to provide name and affiliation.
Media may also view the broadcast of the Town Hall via satellite downlink by using the following information: Satellite: C-Band: G3 C; Analog Space 36.0 mhz; Transponder : TRANS 04; Domestic Frequencies : TR 4 6005 / 3780; C-Band Domestic Antenna: ANT-FF (C U/L); Transmitters: TX1-F; U/L G3-04C; U/L 6005 H; D/L 3780 V. Test signal begins at 1:15 PM EST. Program Time: 1:30 PM EST- 3:00 PM EST. Contact your satellite technician to ensure viewing. For technical assistance during the broadcast, call 202-513-0859.