Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
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National Women's History Project, a private group in California, provides a daily history quiz, programs and events, and links to women's history organizations.
The Women's Bureau, under the U.S. Department of Labor, was created by Congress with a mission to promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.
Federally Employed Women, FEW, is a private non-profit organization working as a constructive pressure group to improve the status of women employed by the Federal government and by the District of Columbia government.
Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), works nationally and in its home community of Washington, DC to achieve economic independence and equality of opportunity for women and girls. For employers and unions with women in nontraditional occupations and apprenticeships, they provide free online resources and services to assist in their integration and retention.
American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. AAUW is composed of three corporations: the Association, a 150,000-member organization with more than 1,500 branches nationwide that lobbies and advocates for education and equity; the AAUW Educational Foundation; and the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund.
The Feminist Press, from the City University of New York, is devoted to restoring the lost multicultural history of women in America and throughout the world through the publication of important books by women.