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.
January 22, 2010: Identify and publish online in an open format at least three high-value data sets and register those data sets via data.gov. Completed:Interior posted the high-value data sets by January 22, 2010.
Accountability / Data Integrity
January 22, 2010: Designate a high-level senior official to be accountable for the quality and objectivity of, and internal controls over, publicly-disseminated federal spending information. Completed:Interior Secretary Salazar has designated Andrew Jackson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Management and Budget, as our accountable official.
DOI.gov/Open Web Presence
February 6, 2010: Create an Open Government Web page to serve as the gateway for EPA activities related to the Open Government Directive. Completed: Interior posted the /Open Web page on February 5, 2010.
February 6, 2010: Incorporate a mechanism on the Open Government Web page to:
provide input on the Agency's Open Government Plan,
provide input about which information to prioritize for publication, and
give feedback on assessment of the quality of published information.
In addition, develop and staff a plan to respond to public input received on the Open Government Web page on a regular basis.
IdeaScale enables the public to suggest new ideas or vote and comment on other ideas. Interior management and staff will review and summarize public input received through IdeaScale and/or other means on a weekly basis.
Open Government Plan
April 7, 2010: Develop a plan for how the Agency will improve transparency and integrate public participation and collaboration into its activities.
On April 7, Interior published the DOI Open Government Plan. To ensure institutionalization and lasting sustainability of open government principals within DOI, this plan is purposely designed to be a living document – a frequently updated framework that provides direction throughout the Agency. The nature of this plan requires constant incorporation of feedback and is intended to be updated as frequently as each quarter. We encourage you to read our open government plan and provide us with feedback on ways you think it can be improved. Please direct any questions, comments, or suggestions to our Open Government Team at: email@example.com.