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.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4), prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended (20 U.S.C. 1681 to 1688), prohibits discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794), prohibits discrimination based on an individual's disability in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance and in any program or activity conducted by the any executive branch agency.
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in State or local government programs whether or not they receive Federal financial assistance.
The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.) prohibits discrimination based on age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.
Department of the Interior Federal regulation at 43 CFR 17, Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs of the Department of the Interior.
Department of Justice Federal regulation at 28 CFR 35.190(b)(5), Subpart G, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services.