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 Travel to Nevada to Promote Conservation and Water Initiatives
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LAS VEGAS, NV – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will travel to Nevada on Thursday, kicking off a two-day swing to underscore the Department's commitment to collaborative, landscape-level solutions to conservation and water issues.
On Thursday, December 12, the Secretary will deliver keynote remarks at the Western Governors' Association (WGA) Winter Meeting, highlighting her recent Secretarial Order establishing a Department-wide mitigation strategy to encourage balanced development and landscape-level planning on federal public lands. The Order seeks to ensure consistency and efficiency in the review and permitting of new energy and other infrastructure development projects, while also providing for the conservation, adaptation, and restoration of our nation's valuable and natural and cultural resources. A press conference with WGA members will follow her remarks.
On Friday, December 13, Secretary Jewell will deliver keynote remarks at the 2013 Colorado River Water Users Association's (CRWUA) Annual Conference, highlighting Interior's vital role across the Colorado River Basin. Her remarks will underscore the Department's commitment to supporting the efforts of the Basin States, Tribes, and other stakeholders to improve water management and operations of the Colorado River system during a period of historic drought in the basin. Scientific research, development of innovative conservation programs, and incentive grants through Interior's WaterSMART program are some of the unique ways the federal government can help support local initiatives. Jewell will hold a brief media availability immediately following her remarks.
WHO: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Keynote Remarks at the Western Governors' Association Winter Meeting
The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
3752 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158
Thursday, December 12, 2013
9:45 a.m. PST – Media Check-In
10:10 a.m. PST – Keynote Remarks
11:45 a.m. PST – Closing WGA Press Conference
The remarks are open to pre-credentialed members of the media. To register on-site, please visit the Oriental Ballroom Foyer between 8:00 a.m. PST – 5:00 p.m. PST on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
WHO: Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Keynote Remarks at the 2013 Colorado River Water Users Association's Annual Conference
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Friday, December 13, 2013
9:15 a.m. PST – Media Check-In
9:30 a.m. PST – Remarks, followed by a brief media availability with Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor
The remarks and press conference are open to pre-credentialed members of the media. To register, please contact Crystal Thompson at 602-321-9349 or visit the on-site CRWUA registration table.