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.
The Administrative Services Division, Property and Mail Management Branch, is responsible for the Department of the Interior (Department), U.S. Mail (Mail), Locator and Transportation Services Programs. These responsibilities encompass developing, managing and implementing the Department's Mail policy and reporting to the General Services Administration (GSA); overseeing and managing Main and South Interior Buildings, (MIB/SIB) Mail operations; managing the Department's Locator service; and providing messenger and executive driving services for senior level officials within the Office of the Secretary, located at the Department's Headquarters.
Mail Management Services
Mail Policy – Providing policy and technical support and ensuring that bureau and office mail managers are aware of, and comply with, standards and operation procedures established by service providers such as U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Federal Express (FedEx), United Parcel Service (UPS), and GSA.
Mail Operations – Providing a full range of mail services for the MIB/SIB and satellite buildings in the Washington DC, National Capital Region. The services are primary sort (by bureau), secondary sort (by mail stop), internal and external delivery,dispatch (application of postage to mail), and distribution (breakdown of bulk materials).
We deliver and pick-up mail two times daily. The times are 10:30am and 2:00pm.
Domestic Delivery Services - Express Mail Packages - These are commercial-carrier packages to be delivered or picked up by FedEx or UPS. Customers process the packages online and can drop-off the packages and related paperwork at the MIB mailroom (Room 1621). Alternatively, drop boxes are located at MIB C-Street Lobby behind the security guards and the pick-up times are 6:15pm for UPS and 6:30pm for FedEx.
DOI Locator, Messenger and Executive Driving Services
DOI Locator – Processes and routes phone calls from the worldwide callers requesting either employee contact, Departmental program information. The DOI Locator phone number is 202-208-3100.
Messenger and Executive Driving Services - Providing driving support for senior officials in the Office of the Secretary located at the MIB. For Executive Driving services contact 202-208-3651.