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.
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Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), founded in 1985, is an inter-agency organization of Asian Pacific American employees, representing over 50 Federal agencies. It is the principal organization behind Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May each year.
UCLA's Asian American Studies Center, contributing to an understanding of the long neglected history, rich cultural heritage, and present position of Asian Americans in our society.
Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN), founded in 1994, is a non-partisan organization of the highest ranking Asian Pacific American career and appointed executives, judiciary members, and military officers in the Federal, state, and local governments.
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), founded in 1973, is a national non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to securing the rights of Chinese American and Asian American citizens and permanent residents through legislative and policy initiatives at all levels of the government.
The National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS), founded in 1980, is a non-profit membership supported organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and dissemination of materials relating to the history and culture of Japanese Americans. NJAHS specializes in traveling exhibitions, publications, videos, interactive multimedia, military and camp collections, and educational programs.
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), founded in 1989 by Asian Pacific American (APA) professionals as a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization. Its mission is to promote APA interests and success in public sector careers, to provide information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and to serve the APA community at large.