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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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.