These are the 10 most polluted national parks, from Sequoia to Yosemite, new report details

THE National Parks Conservation Association has listed the most polluted American national parks.

Five California national parks made the top 10, including Sequoia, Yosemite and Joshua Tree, according to the group’s “Polluted Parks” report.

The climate report reveals that 97% of national parks suffer from significant or unsatisfactory levels of air pollution and 98% suffer from haze pollution. Meanwhile, 96% are home to sensitive species and natural habitats that are affected by ozone pollution and sulfur dioxide deposition.

“Air pollution and climate change remain among the most serious threats to the health of our parks today – and the problems they cause include weakened plant and animal health, damage permanent damage to ecosystems and negative effects on the health and enjoyment of visitors,” the report states. said.

The study offers new data showing modest improvements since NPCA’s 2019 report.

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List of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

THE Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are considered the most polluted with significant concerns in terms of visibility, health and nature.

California’s common parks face several climate change-related threats from wildfires, drought and invasive species. Industrial sources, including oil and gas, farms and vehicles throughout the Golden State, are responsible for poor visibility and dirty air.

“With its stunning mountains, caverns, forests, foothills and 2,000-year-old redwoods towering overhead, the Land of Giants can seem invincible. In truth, these majestic parks, and the flora and fauna that depend on them, face a unique and unique environment. devastating consequences of human-caused air pollution and climate change,” the report said.

Near Crescent Meadow on August 4, 2023 in Sequoia National Park.

Top 10 most polluted national parks

Joshua Tree and the Mojave Desert are also among the most polluted U.S. national parks, according to the report. These parks regularly maintain unhealthy air which is harmful to visitors and rangers…

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