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.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
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.
Tuesday: Secretary Jewell, Governor O'Malley to Make Announcement on Offshore Wind in Maryland
Last edited 4/27/2016
BALTIMORE, MD – As part of President Obama's comprehensive plan to move our economy toward domestic clean energy sources and begin to slow the effects of climate change, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Governor Martin O'Malley and others for an important announcement on progress for wind leasing offshore Maryland.
Efforts to spur responsible development of offshore wind energy are part of a series of Obama Administration actions to increase renewable energy both offshore and onshore. President Obama's comprehensive Climate Action Plan challenges Interior to re-double efforts on its renewable energy program by approving 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy production on public lands and waters by 2020.
WHO: Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau, Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland Mark Rice, CEO of Maritime Applied Physics Corporation
Announcement on Maryland offshore wind leasing
Tuesday, December 17
10:15 a.m. EST – Media check-in
10:30 a.m. – Event begins NOTE: Q&A with event participants to immediately follow announcement
Maritime Applied Physics Corporation Headquarters
1850 Frankfurst Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21226 NOTE: Media who are not able to attend can use the following listen-only call-in information:
Media interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP here by 6:00 p.m. EST on Monday, December 16