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.
TOMORROW: Secretary Jewell to Give Major Address on Conservation at National Press Club
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, October 31, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will speak at the National Press Club to discuss conservation priorities, including Interior's role in the President's Climate Action Plan, and strengthening the nation's economy through healthy lands, water and wildlife. The remarks at the National Press Club luncheon will be followed by a question and answer session.
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Remarks at the National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045 NOTE: The event will be live streamed at press.org.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST
For information on how to attend the event, or to watch it live, visit press.org.
Join in the conversation by using the hashtag #Conservation on Twitter.
To submit questions for the Q&A section, put JEWELL in the subject line and email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 7 a.m. Oct. 31.