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.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
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.
Department of the Interior, National League of Cities and YMCA of the USA to Announce New Partnership to Connect Young People to the Outdoors
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ST PAUL, MN – On April 28, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Saint Paul Mayor and President of the League of Cities Chris Coleman, Salt Lake City Mayor and First Vice President of the League of Cities Ralph Becker, and YMCA of the USA President and CEO Neil Nicoll to announce a new partnership to inspire millions of young adults and veterans to play, learn, serve and work in the great outdoors.
The press announcement is a follow-up to a Secretarial Order issued by Jewell on March 30, 2014 to significantly expand recreational, educational, volunteer and career opportunities for millions of youth and veterans on the nation's public lands, including partnerships with businesses and youth organizations to support the Obama Administration's 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC). To learn more about the Interior Department's youth initiative, click here.
Following the announcement, Secretary Jewell will join YMCA youth and local officials for a tree planting service project near Kelly's Landing.
WHO: Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, and President of the League of Cities Ralph Becker, Mayor of Salt Lake City, and First Vice President of the League of Cities Neil Nicoll, President, and CEO, YMCA of the USA Paul Labovitz, Superintendent, Mississippi National River & Recreation Area, National Park Service Alyson Mohan-Lucas, Program Executive, YMCA Twin Cities
Local officials and stakeholders
Youth Partnership Press Announcement
Harriet Island Pavilion
St. Paul, MN
Monday, April 28, 2014
9:45 a.m. CDT – Media Check-in
10:00 a.m. CDT – Announcement
10:30 a.m. CDT – Brief Media Availability
10:45 a.m. CDT – Service Project (b-roll opportunity)
Members of the media are encouraged to RSVP here no later than 9:00 a.m. CDT on Monday, April 28, 2014. Additional logistical information will be provided to confirmed reporters.