everglades national park

See outer space like the astronauts

See outer space like the astronauts

“Erupting Into Space” was captured by NASA’s Galileo orbiter in 1997
While we might appreciate the images gathered by NASA’s various satellites and probes for their scientific value, the often grainy, hazy pictures are probably only considered breathtaking or beautiful as well by planetary enthusiasts, but a new series of outer space photographs by artists Michael Benson is turning more than just scientists’ heads. Benson, whose work includes the documentary PREDICTIONS OF FIRE that premiered at our very own Sundance Film Festival in 1995, scoured NASA’s archives for extraordinary images, which he then manipulated so that they appear to the viewer in a museum as an astronaut would see them in outer space.

Green Jobs Key to Obama Administration's Middle Class Task Force

Green Jobs Key to Obama Administration's Middle Class Task Force

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, February 27, 2009 (ENS) – Creating green jobs is the first order of business for the White House Task Force on Middle Class Families. Led by Vice President Joe Biden, the Task Force held its inaugural meeting today in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania. “At a time when good jobs and good…

Feds Pump $1 Million More into Tamiami Trail Planning

Feds Pump $1 Million More into Tamiami Trail Planning

WASHINGTON, DC, December 12, 2008 (ENS) – The National Park Service will provide $1 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate the next course of action needed along the Tamiami Trail to restore water flows to Everglades National Park, federal officials announced today. Completed in 1928, the Tamiami (pronounced tamee-amee) Trail is…

America's Five Quietest and Five Noisiest National Parks

America's Five Quietest and Five Noisiest National Parks

WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2008 (ENS) – Finding peace and quiet in the national parks this summer just got a little easier with the help of coalition of National Park Service retirees who have compiled a ranking of America’s parks based on their soundscape. The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, CNPSR, has put together…

Everglades Ablaze, Suspected Arsonist Arrested

Everglades Ablaze, Suspected Arsonist Arrested

MIAMI, Florida, May 14, 2008 (ENS) – A 7,000 acres fire, most likely human-caused, in Everglades National Park will be fully suppressed, according to park superintendent Dan Kimball, because it is burning close to two populations of a federally listed endangered species, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow. “Our highest priority, as always, is firefighter and…

Giant Constrictor Snakes Invade Florida

Giant Constrictor Snakes Invade Florida

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Florida, February 27, 2008 (ENS) – Burmese pythons, an invasive species now spreading across south Florida, could find comfortable climatic conditions in roughly a third of the United States, according to new “climate match” developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, USGS. Although other factors such as type of food available and suitable…