Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tag: national parks

Trump reverses water bottle ban in national parks

The 2011 “Water Bottle Ban” gave national parks the allowance to prohibit the sale of plastic water bottles, which helped reduce park...

Senate passes massive public lands conservation bill

The measure is the largest public lands bill considered by Congress in a decade.

Park rangers return to work to assess ‘irreparable’ damage as government...

"What's happened to our park in the last 34 days is irreparable for the next 200 to 300 years."

Volunteers protect our national parks during shutdown

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.

National parks overflow with trash, human waste as gov’t shutdown approaches...

Park experts are now warning that the damage may take years to undo.

Human-caused climate change severely exposes the US national parks

Our newly published results reveal that climate change has exposed the national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the country as a whole.

Top Interior officials ordered parks to end science policy, emails show

Under President Donald Trump, the Park Service has rescinded a policy aimed at preventing activities that threaten park resources and human health.

Ozone pollution in US national parks is nearly the same as...

Over the past century it has become increasingly hard to protect the parks from impacts of human activities outside their boundaries.

Zinke and Sen. Alexander’s plan to save national parks includes pillaging...

Many are against the proposal to extract fossil fuel from public lands and further fuel the climate change crisis.

National Parks added $36 billion to US economy last year

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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Driving the Trump rampage: Making the unacceptable acceptable

In Trump's crooked model, only total power allows an autocrat to achieve the highest goal: make what was before unacceptable seem acceptable, staunch public resistance by damned.