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 Join Governor Brown to Announce Landmark Agreement to Benefit Greater Sage-Grouse
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BEND, OR – On March 27, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel will join Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Ann Mills to announce a landmark agreement that will encourage ranchers and other landowners in Central Oregon to protect and enhance habitat for greater sage-grouse.
The agreements are part of an overall partnership approach to conserving the sagebrush landscapes throughout the West while providing regulatory certainty for landowners.
Who: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Kate Brown, Oregon Governor
Ann Mills, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources Environment
John O'Keefe, President-Elect, Oregon Cattlemen's Association
Robyn Thorson, Regional Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Steven Ellis, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management
What: Community celebration to announce landmark agreement to protect sagebrush landscapes throughout Oregon
When: Friday, March 27, 2015, at 1:45 p.m. PDT
Where: Deschutes National Forest Office 63095 Deschutes Market Rd Bend, OR 97701
Media: Credentialed members of the media are encouraged to RSVP HERE before 10:00 a.m. PDT on Friday, March 27, 2015. ###