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 to Host National Ocean Council Workshop on Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
Office of the Secretary
Workshop starting tomorrow called for in President's Ocean Policy
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On behalf of the National Ocean Council, which includes 27 federal agencies and offices, the Department of the Interior will host and organize the June 21-23 National Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Workshop at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.
Leading off a top panel of federal officials tomorrow, David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior, will discuss the vision and stewardship responsibilities of President Obama's National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts and the Great Lakes.
The first day of the Workshop will be a dedicated public and stakeholder session, at which pre-registered citizens will join the National Oceans Council (NOC) and Federal, state, tribal, and regional representatives to develop an understanding of the CMSP process, begin to build a community of future CMSP practitioners, and consider next steps for regional implementation. The session is open to media and will be live-streamed on the Interior website at www.doi.gov/live. The agenda and more information can be found at www.whitehouse.gov/oceans.
National Ocean Council
National Coastal and Marine Planning Workshop, June 21-23
When and Where:
Public Session, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., June 21, 2011, Yates Auditorium, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240
Gathering public feedback through this workshop is a critical step toward implementing a National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, our Coasts, and the Great Lakes (National Ocean Policy), as established by Executive Order under President Obama.