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.
The following are some of the significant cases in this area. They are offered as a start to understanding the issues, and are not intended as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from DOI's Solicitor's Office or private counsel. These summaries are intended neither as a legal analysis regarding specific matters, nor as a complete review of the topic.
Meritor Savings Bank, FSB v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 57, 106 S.Ct. 2399 (1986). The Court held that Title VII prohibits sexual harassment in employment, even if the harassment does not cause a direct financial injury. It was the first time the Court recognized a cause of action for sexual harassment based on creation of a hostile intimidating work environment, which is in contrast with the quid pro quo case where sexual favors were demanded in return for favorable personnel decisions, or adverse action was taken based on the denial of sex.
Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc., 510 U.S. 17, 114 S. Ct. 367 (1993). This case establishes the standard and perspective for evaluating whether a conduct is unlawful harassment. The Court confirmed that the severity and pervasiveness of a particular offensive conduct has both an objective and a subjective component.
Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 118 S.Ct. (1998); and Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, 118 S.Ct. 2275 (1998), held that an employer is vicariously liable to an employee for an actionable hostile environment created by a supervisor with immediate or successively higher authority over the employee. If the employer takes no tangible employment action, it may raise an affirmative defense to liability or damages, subject to proof by a preponderance of the evidence.