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What Impact Do Wildfires Have On Our Environment?

Wildfires are unexpected disasters typically caused by lightning strikes, human-induced ignition and poorly contained prescribed burns.  Since 2000, nearly 70,072 wildfires have burned seven million acres of land in the United States yearly. As droughts and drier, hotter air becomes more prevalent with increasing climate change, so do wildfire events. California’s 2020 wildfire season was […]

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The Environmental Impact COVID-19 Had On National Parks

The COVID-19 pandemic caused nearly everyone to make changes and choices over the last year. With many events canceled and indoor gatherings limited, many people flocked to the country’s national parks for some “normalcy” and to de-stress.  The National Park Service reports 237 million Americans visited parks last year throughout the pandemic. While the number […]