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National Parks Are At the Front Lines of Climate Communication

National Parks Are At the Front Lines of Climate Communication

Climate change is now a centerpiece of the National Park Service’s visitor outreach strategy (though that may change under president-elect Trump).

This is the New Climate Future of National Parks

This is the New Climate Future of National Parks

We have a huge stake in the present and future health of national parks because ultimately, these cherished places are a reflection of who we are as individuals, and as a nation.

Which National Park Should You Visit Before It’s Inexorably Altered?

Which National Park Should You Visit Before It’s Inexorably Altered?

Every National Park is already being impacted by climate change. Take this quiz to see which one you should visit before its irreparably harmed.

Documenting Glaciers in the Dying Days of Ice

Documenting Glaciers in the Dying Days of Ice

Glacier National Park's namesake glaciers will likely be gone in a few decades. Scientists are chronicling their last days as a testament to climate change's profound impacts.

Sea Level Rise Could Wash Away Our Natural and Cultural History

Sea Level Rise Could Wash Away Our Natural and Cultural History

How the National Park Service prepares for a salty new reality could provide insight for other parks and communities along the coast.

‘It’s About Engaging the Next Generation’: Q&A with NPS Director

‘It’s About Engaging the Next Generation’: Q&A with NPS Director

Jonathan Jarvis is a National Park Service lifer. So when he says climate change is the biggest challenge the agency has faced in its 100-year history, it's worth listening to his insights on why and how to deal with it.

National Parks Facing Their Biggest Threat in Climate Change

National Parks Facing Their Biggest Threat in Climate Change

The National Park Service turns 100 years old this year. It's a cause for celebration that's marred by the growing impacts of climate change on iconic landscapes across the country.

States At Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card

States At Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card

Explore the preparedness actions that each of the 50 states are taking in relation to their current and future changes in climate threats.

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Arctic Sea Ice: Heat Shield Arctic sea ice acts like a heat shield, reflecting most of the sun's energy.

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