Tourism impacts and climate change stressors are on course to greatly affect Yellowstone, Mesa Verde, the Statue of Liberty and other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, according to a UNESCO report just out.
A study from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service shows that thinning forests with prescribed fire can reduce the effects of drought. Climate change is expected to amplify drought conditions in California so using science to better understand the impacts of drought is of great importance to resource managers such as the National Park Service.
How will climate change impact Joshua Tree National Park in California. While researchers have warned that higher temperatures could adversely impact the iconic Joshua Trees, there are other impacts to the park's ecosystem as well, as this video explains.
Interior Secretary Attends Global Climate Change Conference, Uses National Parks To Illustrate Concerns
Examples of how climate change is impacting the National Park System from Everglades National Park in Florida to Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska were cited by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell this week to illustrate to a global audience the threats climate change poses.
Stepping out at of my car at the overlook of Lake St. Mary in Glacier National Park, I expect to smell the invigorating aroma of a spruce-fir forest. Instead I smell ashes. The conifer forest is no more, and won’t be again in my lifetime, or my children’s.
With concerns that the Southwest's iconic Joshua trees will be pushed out of 90 percent of their current habitat by the century's end due to climate change, a group has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to have the tree listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.
Climate change is changing landscapes and creating impacts throughout the world. Glacier National Park in Montana is no exception. Around 1850, an estimated 150 glaciers existed within the present boundaries of the park. Today, only 25 glaciers remain.
President Barrack Obama is turning to Everglades National Park to serve as a backdrop for an Earth Day discussion of climate change and the impacts it would bring to the United States.
Ever so gently, but steadily nonetheless, development and sea-level rise are slowly squeezing salt marshes at Cape Cod National Seashore. High marshes are being being transformed into low marshes, and low marshes are in danger of being drowned out.
Until a storm blew into California this weekend, winter weather had largely gone missing in Yosemite National Park, especially in Tuolumne Meadows. Rangers there reported that this January was the warmest and driest on record in Tuolume Meadows as measured at the weather station there.