Thursday, December 03, 2015

NPS releases report on actions to combat climate change in parks

The National Park Service yesterday released a report detailing actions underway to address climate change threats to infrastructure, recreation, and natural and cultural resources. The report follows a recent study that revealed sea-level rise caused by climate change could pose a risk to more than $40 billion worth of national park assets and resources. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell highlighted the report during a meeting in Paris with representatives from the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, where the delegates discussed shared challenges in protecting World Heritage sites in the face of a changing climate...more

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