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.
On January 20, 2017, the Acting Secretary of the Interior designated Debra L. DuMontier to serve as the Acting Special Trustee for American Indians.
Ms. DuMontier has served Indian country for 22 years in various tribal and federal government capacities. She has extensive experience in Federal Indian law, regulations, and policy. Until her designation as Acting Special Trustee, Ms. DuMontier served as the Deputy Special Trustee for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST), Department of the Interior, providing executive leadership to a staff of over 600 employees, which manage Indian financial trust resources totaling approximately $5 billion. These trust funds are held in 3,400 trust accounts for more than 250 Indian tribes and 400,000 Individual Indian Money (IIM) accounts. In addition to her role as the Deputy Special Trustee, Deb also served simultaneously as the Deputy Special Trustee-Business Management for OST. She is a licensed attorney with the State of Montana and served as former legal counsel for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation, a large land-based Indian tribe located in Northwest Montana, fully exercising self-governance. Ms. DuMontier was appointed to the Equal Justice Task Force by the Montana Supreme Court and invited to participate on legislative review workgroups for the Indian Land Consolidation Act Amendments and American Indian Probate Reform Act. Her tribal affiliation is the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation and her family resides in Arlee, Montana.
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