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.
AGREEMENT TO EXTEND 180 DAYS FOR COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION
Bureau Equal Opportunity Office
Dear Equal Opportunity Officer:
This is in reference to the complaint of discrimination I filed against the Department of the Interior, Bureau/Office on (date), docket number (XXX-XX-XXX) .
I have received notice that the investigation of my complaint has not yet been completed and that it has been one hundred and eighty (180) days since my complaint was filed. I understand that I now have the right to request a hearing before an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Administrative Judge (AJ), or I may allow the Bureau/Office an additional ninety (90) days to complete the investigation of my complaint. Pursuant to regulations at 29 C.F.R. 1614.108 (e):
[ ] I agree to a ninety (90) day extension for the Bureau/Office to complete the investigation of my complaint.
[ ] I do not agree to a 90-day extension to complete the investigation of my complaint. I am requesting a hearing by the EEOC, or in a mixed-case, a decision by the Director, OEO. Please advice me of the appropriate EEOC Field Office to which I should send my request.