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.
TODAY: Secretary Jewell to Discuss New Report on Interior's Economic Contributions
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, July 29, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will hold a press call to detail the Department of the Interior's contributions to the nation's economy in areas ranging from outdoor recreation and tourism to conventional and renewable energy development.
During the call, Secretary Jewell will discuss the findings of The U.S. Department of the Interior Economic Report for Fiscal Year 2012, prepared by Interior's Office of Policy Analysis. The report covers activities including management of public lands and waterways, mineral development, recreation, wildlife protection, and scientific discovery and modernization.
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Pam Haze, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Finance, Performance, and
Release of The U.S. Department of the Interior Economic Report FY 2012
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m. EDT
Credentialed members of the media can participate in the press teleconference by
calling 1-888-282-0409 and entering passcode: INTERIOR.