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 to Discuss Progress of Renewable Energy on Public Lands, Proposed Solar Project in California
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, December 20, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a news media teleconference to discuss the progress of renewable energy development on public lands, as well as announce a milestone on a solar energy project proposed for the California desert.
Secretary Salazar will be joined by David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior, and Neil Kornze, Acting Deputy Director of the Bureau of Land Management.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Neil Kornze, Acting Deputy Director, Bureau of land Management
Conference Call to Discuss Renewable Energy
Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT
Credentialed news organizations are invited to participate by dialing