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Rotting cabins, closed trails: why we're shining a light on US national parks

29.01.2018
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Amid dangers from the Trump administration and climate change, sites including the Grand Canyon and Zion national park are facing yet another threat: 'massive disrepair'As threat to America's public land increases so does our coverageAt Zion national park, a popular trail has been closed since 2010. At the Grand Canyon, a rusting pipeline that supplies drinking water to the busiest part of the park breaks at least a half-dozen times a year. At Voyageurs, a historic cabin collapsed.The National Park Service is the protector of some of America's greatest environmental and cultural treasures. Yet a huge funding shortfall means that the strain of America's passion for its parks is showing. Trails are crumbling and buildings are rotting. In all there is an $11bn backlog of maintenance work that repair crews have been unable to perform, a number that has mostly increased every year in the past decade. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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