The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future. http://www.doi.gov/
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Great news for many of our regional partners! The U.S. Department of the Interior awarded the Micronesia Conservation Trust, College Of The Marshall Islands, Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance - MINA, Coral Reef Advisory Group, CNMI Bureau of Environmental & Coastal Quality, and many others with funding through the Coral Reef Initiative. Projects will address impacts of climate change and other threats to coral reefs throughout the Pacific Islands region. Congratulations!!!
Crystal clear night skies are one of the many reasons to visit Maine’s Acadia National Park. Photographer Evan Kokoska planned a last-minute trip to Acadia to capture the night sky. After some scouting and gorging on lobster, he spent the night shooting at Bubble Pond. With clear skies and calm winds, he was able to catch the Galactic Center of the Milky Way. An added bonus -- Mars (to the right) and Saturn (a little below and to the left of Mars). Of the park, he says, “Acadia is powerful -- the granite and shorelines are amazing and humbling.” Photo courtesy of Evan Kokoska.
Lightning kills 65 in 4 days - Meteorologists Geologists Idiocy! Read the full article CLICK on the provided link! http://www.drturi.com/lightning-kills-65-in-4-days-meteorologists-idiocy/
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Having one of those days? So was this unlucky fox in Yellowstone National Park! https://vine.co/v/ixr0uex97VA Great video by U.S. Department of the Interior!
Прогноз . Мексика, в районе координат 18.1N 101.3W, 14.05.2016, 17:00 Гринвича, магнитуда М7+ http://alexars.ru/kratkosrochnyiy-prognoz-zemletryaseniya-na-14-05-2016-goda/
The largest of the eared or tufted owls in North America, the great horned owl is a wonderful and fascinating bird. Covered in extremely soft feathers that insulate them against cold weather and help them fly very quietly in pursuit of prey, their short, wide wings allow them to maneuver among the trees of the forest. Rarely seen because of their camouflage coloring, their calls are familiar across the U.S. Photo by Dennis Demcheck, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Could you put some pictures of Pizgah National Forest..Sliding Rock..Looking Glass Falls? We spent at least 5 times a year going there to hike trails , camp, and then in 1996 we got to introduce our 1st grand to the soothing river and woods. Memories to pass on and on. The sweet nearby town of Brevard has the white squirrel population too.There is a free mtn music jam every Thurs night from 7 to 10 pm at Brevard's Silvermont Mansion.
Every sunrise over Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is unique. The way the light hits the rocks and illuminates the sky is different, but one thing that is the same: it’s breathtakingly beautiful. Photo courtesy of Scotty Perkins.
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Wispy clouds float over Jackson Lake as the sun slowly sinks behind the Teton mountains at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Snow still covers the towering, jagged mountains, but daytime temperatures are climbing into the 60s. Now that the roads are cleared, it’s a great time to explore the park. Photo by Shelley Davault (www.sharetheexperience.org).
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Welcome to the hottest, driest, lowest place in North America. Death Valley National Park is a land of extremes and striking contrast. It also has some amazing sunsets. Photo Mesquite Flat Dunes by Steve Perry (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Climate Change is a WWII-scale threat https://www.facebook.com/TheClimateMobilization/posts/1017887391630102
And now you know... Bison are nearsighted—who knew? Explore 15 fun facts about our new national mammal → Via U.S. Department of the Interior
Tomorrow is International Migratory Bird Day, and in honor of that, we wanted to share some recent photos of some returning birds from around the state. International Migratory Bird Day is coordinated by Environment for the Americas, with partner organizations including Partners in Flight, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, DoD Partners in Flight, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Optics for the Tropics, United States Geological Survey, Birds Caribbean, Nature Canada, Boreal Songbird Initiative and others. For more information about International Migratory Bird Day and to find local events, visit www.birdday.org.
>>The Obama administration has dropped its effort to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, handing a victory to oil companies, farmers and landowners in Oklahoma and four other states who fought the federal habitat protection for years. << U.S. Department of the Interior. #shamefulpolitics #LPCneedsESA #whoaretheyworkingforanyway
Sunset lights up the water and sky at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin. The refuge, known to early homesteaders as the Great Wisconsin Swamp, provides important habitat for endangered species like the Karner blue butterfly and whooping crane. Of the experience, photographer Darlene Martin says: “The sanctuary is spectacular and surprisingly large. It was a beautiful spring evening, and the brilliance of the sunset was quite unexpected.” Photo courtesy of Darlene Martin.
Our friends in Butte, Montana let us in on a local secret, Highway 2 south of Butte. We promised them that their secret would be safe with us and a few friends that watch our videos. Pipestone Pass is this week's ride video. The link to the video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR_z6ebkCgI Our ride starts with a tour of historic downtown Butte, and then we head south on Highway 2 through the twists and turns of Pipestone Pass. At the top of the pass we emerge back into more of Montana's big sky country, and on to the pretty little town of Twin Bridges. Pour yourself a coffee, turn up the speakers, sit back, and enjoy the ride! Thanks to Paul Black for the use of his song "Better Man"
I love the American Bison, and my son and I have been very close to them in Montana.
Red rocks frame a moonrise against dreamy blue skies at Arches National Park in Utah. Soaring pinnacles, massive fins and more than 2,000 natural stone arches create a geologic wonderland where inspiration and the imagination reign. Photo of Balanced Rock by Kait Thomas, National Park Service.
Meet our new national mammal, the American bison! 15 fun facts via U.S. Department of the Interior!
Did you know that bison are nearsighted? Or that you can tell a bison's mood by the direction of its tail? Or -- and this is why we didn't say you should run if you see a bison with its tail straight up -- that they can run at speeds of up to 35 mph? All those facts about the American bison are true, and come courtesy of the U.S. Department of the Interior! And here's one more fact: as of this week, when President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act, the American bison is the national mammal of the United States! You can read more about these majestic creatures at https://goo.gl/dGrg9a -- and there are more pictures like these at that link, so check it out!