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 Scientists for Seattle Roundtable on Effects of Climate Change in Pacific Northwest
On Heels of President Obama's State of the Union Address, Secretary Jewell to Discuss Climate Change Impacts on Northwest U.S. Communities, National Parks
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SEATTLE, WA— As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution, develop domestic clean energy sources and create American jobs, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will convene a roundtable on Tuesday, February 4 at the University of Washington's College of the Environment, focused on climate change impacts to the Pacific Northwest.
Jewell will be joined by scientists from the University of Washington and the Department of the Interior, representatives from three national parks in the region, tribal representatives and other interested stakeholders.
After the roundtable discussion, which is open to interested press, Secretary Jewell and the Dean of the College of the Environment, Dr. Lisa Graumlich, will hold a media availability at 11 a.m. to discuss the President's Climate Action Plan and its implementation.
Today Jewell is in Mount Rainier National Park with glaciologists and scientists to see firsthand the impacts of a changing climate on the park's glaciers, rivers, infrastructure, access and neighboring communities.
WHO: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Dr. Lisa Graumlich, Dean, College of the Environment, and other faculty, University of Washington
Dr. Gustavo Bisbal, Center Director, Department of the Interior Northwest Climate Science Center
Nancy Lee, Deputy Regional Director, USGS Northwest Region and other USGS scientists and CSC participants
Sarah Creachbaum, Superintendent, Olympic National Park
Karen Taylor-Goodrich, Superintendent, North Cascades National Park Complex
Fawn Sharp, President Quinault Indian Nation Executive Director of the Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 9:00am – 11:00am PST - Roundtable Discussion 11:00am PST - Media Availability
University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
1122 NE Boat Street
Seattle, WA 98105
Credentialed media representatives are asked to RSVP here for both the roundtable and media availability by TODAY, Monday, February 3 at 6:00pm PST.