Tag: national parks
The measure is the largest public lands bill considered by Congress in a decade.
"What's happened to our park in the last 34 days is irreparable for the next 200 to 300 years."
Many national parks are open but since staff are furloughed amid the longest shutdown in U.S. history, services such as maintenance, visitor services, and law enforcement are not being performed, or are severely limited.
Park experts are now warning that the damage may take years to undo.
Our newly published results reveal that climate change has exposed the national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the country as a whole.
Under President Donald Trump, the Park Service has rescinded a policy aimed at preventing activities that threaten park resources and human health.
Over the past century it has become increasingly hard to protect the parks from impacts of human activities outside their boundaries.
Many are against the proposal to extract fossil fuel from public lands and further fuel the climate change crisis.
The annual report comes not long after Ryan Zinke backed down on his proposal to nearly triple entrance fees for some of the country's most-visited parks to pay for the parks systems'.
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