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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Secretary Jewell to Headline Fifth Annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit at Weber State University
Keynote Remarks to Highlight President's Climate Action Plan, Interior's Work to Support a Sustainable Energy Future
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OGDEN, UT – Tomorrow, Thursday, March 6, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will headline the fifth annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit at Weber State University.
In a keynote address sponsored by the Olene S.Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service, Secretary Jewell will discuss Interior's role in developing domestic clean energy sources, reducing carbon pollution and creating jobs, as part of the President's Climate Action Plan. The President's Budget Proposal for FY 2015 includes a $1 billion Climate Resilience Fund which will invest in research, help communities plan and prepare for climate change impacts, and funding breakthrough technologies to build smarter and more resilient infrastructure.
Jewell is speaking at the invitation of former Utah Gov. Walker after whom the institute is named. The speech will be live streamed to the public at tinyurl.com/wsustream.