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Climate Change Is Driving Changes In Wildflowers At Mount Rainier National Park

Riots of blooming wildflowers are one of the joys of visiting national parks, but climate change is tinkering with the schedule of some of those flowers. At Mount Rainier National Park, for instance, all wildflower species are blooming earlier than in the past, roughly half have extended their season, and a little less than half shortened theirs, according to research conducted by University of Washington personnel.

National Park Service Seeking Public Comment On Mine Road To Cross Gates Of Arctic National Preserve

It's not a question of whether a mine access road will be built across a section of Gates of the Arctic National Preserve in Alaska, but exactly how it is constructed. National Park Service staff say they are required by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act to allow the road, but they have some control over the logistics of that construction.

Photography In The National Parks: The Armchair Photography Guide To Mount Rainier National Park Part 3 – Paradise

Contributing photographer Rebecca Latson continues her Armchair Photography Guide of Mount Rainier National Park with Part 3 of this series, featuring locations within the Paradise area of the park. Like the previous two parts, Rebecca shares tips on settings and gear along with a little compositional advice to help you make the most out of your photos of this gorgeous place.