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.
Secretary Jewell to Deliver Keynote at American Wind Energy Association Conference
Jewell to Highlight Administration Efforts to Develop Clean Energy Sources, Cut Carbon Pollution as part of President's Climate Action plan
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PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver keynote remarks at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER Conference in Providence, Rhode Island on Tuesday, October 22, where she will highlight the important role of clean energy in the President's Climate Action Plan and powering the economy.
Efforts to spur responsible development of offshore wind energy are part of a series of Obama Administration actions to increase renewable energy both offshore and onshore by improving coordination with state, local and federal partners.
As part of the President's comprehensive Climate Action Plan, he has challenged Interior to re-double efforts on its renewable energy program by approving an additional 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy production on public lands and waters by 2020. As part of that challenge, Interior this year has already held two successful, competitive offshore wind lease sales offshore Rhode Island & Massachusetts and Virginia.
AWEA is the national trade association of America's wind industry, with over 1,300 member companies, including global leaders in wind power and energy development, wind turbine manufacturing, component and service suppliers.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Deputy Director Walter Cruickshank will join the Secretary at the conference, participating in a panel discussion later that morning on "Advancing Development through Federal Agency Leadership."
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Walter Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator (D-RI)
Keynote Remarks at the American Wind Energy Association Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition
Media Availability with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) & Tom Kiernan, CEO, AWEA, following Opening General Session in Ballroom E
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
9:55 A.M. EDT - Secretarial remarks
11:00 A.M. EDT - Media Availability, Ballroom E
Rhode Island Convention Center
One Sabin Street, Providence, RI
Members of the media who wish to cover this event must RSVP to Lindsey North with AWEA at LNorth@awea.org TODAY, Monday, October 21 by 5 PM EDT.
Reporters unable to attend the event may request an MP3 recording of the Secretary's remarks by contacting Interior's Office of Communications at 202-208-6416 or by emailing Jessica_kershaw@ios.doi.gov.