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Polluted Parks Report

The pristine beauty of Everglades National Park beckons, but behind its breathtaking vistas lies a silent menace: air pollution. Recently, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) unveiled its 2024 “Polluted Parks” report, shedding light on a stark reality: our parks are under siege from pollution.
The numbers paint a sobering picture: 98% of parks, including Everglades, grapple with concerning levels of haze pollution. Ozone pollution, harmful to human health, affects 96% of parks, leaving visitors and wildlife vulnerable. Moreover, a staggering 96% of parks suffer serious harm to their ecosystems, impacting the delicate balance of plants and animals.

Amidst these challenges, Everglades National Park stands as a symbol of resilience, but it cannot weather this storm alone. Your awareness and action are crucial. Learn more about how you can help protect our parks from pollution and safeguard their future. Read the full article

Air & Climate Report · National Parks Conservation Association
2024-06-13T12:50:07-04:00June 19, 2024|Parks|

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