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 Speak on Value of Public Lands at Western Governors' Association Annual Meeting
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver remarks at the Annual Meeting of the Western Governors' Association in Park City, Utah, on Friday, June 28. Secretary Jewell will discuss Interior's balanced management of public lands and underscore the economic importance of activities such as outdoor recreation, travel and tourism, and responsible energy development to local communities throughout the West. Jewell will also discuss the President's climate action plan to develop home-grown energy and implement steady, responsible steps to cut carbon pollution.
This will be Jewell's first visit to Utah as Secretary of the Interior. The Western Governors' Association is an independent organization representing the governors of 19 states and three US-Flag Pacific islands.
Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell
Remarks to the Western Governors' Association Annual Meeting
Friday, June 28, 2013, 1:45 pm Mountain Time
Grand Ballroom I
Montage Deer Valley
9100 Marsac Avenue
Park City, Utah 84060
The session is open to credentialed members of the news media.
Following remarks, Secretary Jewell will be available for a brief media availability.