Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Secretary Salazar, Governor Brown to Make Significant Announcement on Renewable Energy
Announcement will build upon groundbreaking federal-state partnership
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – On Wednesday, March 13, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will make a significant announcement regarding renewable energy.
In January 2012, Secretary Salazar and Governor Brown signed an agreement to expand a state and federal partnership that has, over the last four years, paved the way for more than a dozen utility-scale solar energy projects. Some 15 GW of renewable energy projects have been approved in California, including more than 5 GW on public lands.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Renewable Energy Announcement
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 @ 12:15 p.m. (PDT)
The Gladstone Institutes (16th & 3rd Sts., adjacent to UCSF Mission Bay campus)