National Parks Still Affected by Air Pollution, Report Says

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A new report reveals that national parks are facing the effects of air pollution, posing health threats. The report calls for additional protections for these parks.

Vast landscapes, blue skies and mountain peaks that go on forever; there are many reasons why people view national parks as an escape from our everyday lives, but a new report says national parks are not escaping the effects of air pollution .

"We are concerned to see that air pollution and climate pollution continue to be really problematic health threats for the parks across the country," said Ulla Reeves, interim director of the Clean Air Program with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). NPCA released their Polluted Parks report last month, an update to a similar report released in 2019. The group advocates for additional protections for national parks. While there were some modest improvements since 2019, an overwhelming number of national parks exhibited what the group calls unsatisfactory levels of concern

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