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.
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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.
Interior Deputy Secretary David Hayes to Hold Utah Listening Session in Oil and Gas Lease Review
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ON TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes, Bureau of Land Management Acting Director Mike Pool, and National Park Service Acting Director Dan Wenk will hold a listening session in Vernal, Utah, to gather community input for a review of 77 parcels that the Department of the Interior withdrew from the December 19, 2008 oil and gas lease sale on lands covered by the Bureau of Land Management's Vernal, Moab and Price Resource Management Plans.
Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes, BLM Acting Director Mike Pool, NPS Acting Director Dan Wenk
Community Listening Session to Gather Input for Review of 77 Oil and Gas Lease Parcels
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Mountain Daylight Time, Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Western Park Museum, 302 East 200 South, Vernal, Utah.
Megan Crandall, BLM Utah State Office, (801) 539-4061