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California Dreamin’

If you’re staying in California, United States for longer than it takes to appreciate San Francisco, your next stop is likely to be Yosemite National Park. Immortalized by Ansel Adam’s stunning black-and-white photography, this park is famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome.  Over 4 million people descend on the park every year. Visitors imagine this to be a pristine environment. Yet Yosemite, like all national parks in California, has “significant air pollution problems”, according to a recent report from the National Parks Conservation Association. A staggering 85 per cent of United States national parks have air that is unhealthy to breathe at times. Even these cherished places haven’t escaped our addiction to fossil fuels.  Read more....

 

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