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- National Parks off the Beaten Path
Great peak-season vacation alternatives to five popular National Parks.
- Want to go to the Grand Canyon or Cape Cod, but can't stand the thought of the crowds or the traffic? NRDC parks experts offer advice on lesser-known spots where you can find everything you're looking for in a vacation, except the celebrated names.
- U.S. Public Lands
- The more than 726 million acres of U.S. public lands include familiar places like Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. They also encompass equally spectacular but lesser-known treasures -- including those pictured here -- ranging from the White Mountains of New Hampshire to California's Redwood National Park.
- America's National Parks
- Established in 1872 with the creation of Yellowstone, our national park system today covers more than 83 million acres of parks, lakeshores, seashores, scenic rivers and trails, and recreation areas. Pictured here is a sampling of our national parks.
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- Trout in Trouble
The Impacts of Global Warming on Trout in the Interior West
- Global warming is the single greatest threat to the survival of trout in America's interior west. If nothing is done to reduce human-produced greenhouse gas emissions, the primary culprit behind global warming, trout habitat in the Rocky Mountain region could be reduced by 50 percent or more by the end of the century, bringing serious economic consequences for those whose livelihoods depend on the fishing, recreation, and tourism industry.
- Feeling the Heat in Florida
Global Warming on the Local Level
- Accelerated climate change may seem like a remote concern to most Floridians, but in fact, global warming threatens the beautiful coastal communities and tourist-driven prosperity the state is known for. This October 2001 NRDC report finds that global warming in Florida will lead to coastal floods, saltwater contamination of underground drinking water supplies, more frequent wildfires, declining crop yields, and severe deterioration of the state's unique Everglades and coral-reef ecosystems. While the worst effects won't come for several decades, the report makes it clear that state officials should begin preparing now and reduce the pollution that causes global warming.
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- Ken Burn spoke to OnEarth about his motivation for his new documentary series on America's national parks.
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