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.
Cameras invited to shoot b-roll of start of meeting, press conference to be held after
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On Wednesday, January 13, 2010 as a follow-up to last week's announcement Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will host a series of Cape Wind meetings in Washington, DC. Media is invited to shoot b-roll of the start of the meeting with all parties involved in the Section 106 consultation process under the National Historic Preservation Act. After the meetings, Secretary Salazar will host a press conference to discuss the meetings.
All credentialed news media organizations are invited to participate in the 11:00 AM EST b-roll availability and the 2:30 PM EST availability in the South Penthouse of the Main Interior Building. Media unable to attend may participate by teleconference by dialing 1-888-831-6084 and using the participant pass code CAPE WIND.
Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and parties involved in the Section 106 consultation process
What: B-roll of the of the start of the Section 106 consultation meeting
Where: Meet at Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240
When: Wednesday, January 13, 2010; 11:00 PM Eastern Time; Credentialed media must arrive no later than 10:45am
Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
What: News media teleconference concerning consultations
required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act related to the Cape Wind power project.
Where: South Penthouse (8th Floor, C Street Side) Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240
When: Wednesday, January 13, 2010; 2:30 PM Eastern Time; 1:30 PM Central Time; 12:30 PM Mountain Time; 11:30 AM Pacific Time.
Media: All credentialed news representatives planning on attending the media availability should arrive at the C Street Entrance of the Main Interior Building no later than 2:00 PM Eastern Time for security screening and escort to the South Penthouse. All credentialed news organizations are invited to join the audio teleconference by dialing 1-888-831-6084 and speaking the participant pass code CAPE WIND. Media will be asked to provide name, affiliation and contact phone number.