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.
Justice Opens 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement with Debtors at Peck Iron & Metal Superfund Site, Norfolk County, Virginia
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These wetlands in the Paradise Creek watershed have received contaminated surface runoff from the Peck Iron and Metal Superfund site in Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia.
On February 28, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed settlement between the U.S. and the debtors of Canal Corporation in bankruptcy court for environmental liabilities, including natural resource damage claims, at the Peck Iron and Metal Superfund site in Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia. The proposed settlement is embodied in a Settlement Agreement that was lodged with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, on February 16.
Elevated levels of PCBs and lead have been found at the 33-acre Peck Iron and Metal Superfund site and in nearby wetlands and sediments of Paradise Creek. The release of these hazardous substances from the site into Paradise Creek likely caused injuries to natural resources and natural resource services. Paradise Creek, which borders the site on the southwest, flows into the southern branch of the Elizabeth River. The southern branch of the Elizabeth River has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the most contaminated tributary to the Chesapeake Bay.
This settlement resolves a proof of claim in bankruptcy court. Department of the Interior will receive an allowed general unsecured claim in the amount of $3,889 for natural resource damages. Department of the Interior, acting through U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the only natural resource trustee participating in the proposed settlement.
Written comments regarding the proposed Settlement Agreement must be received by the U.S. Department of Justice by March 29, 2012.