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National Park Service budget problems are subject of congressional hearing

May 7, 2019
U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is set to testify before a House appropriations subcommittee Tuesday. Bernhardt is likely to face questions about a severe maintenance backlog in the National Park Service, which says it can’t afford to keep its parks looking like what people expect. “These funding problems really threaten not just the integrity of […]
A volunteer cleans a restroom at Joshua Tree National Park on January 4, 2019 in California.
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How social media hurts and helps the great outdoors

May 29, 2017
National Parks get a lot of love on social media, but some are being 'loved to death.'
Visitors take a selfie in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.
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At 100 years old, the national parks need $12 billion of TLC

Aug 24, 2016
With more visitors and sites to maintain, the National Park Service is playing catch up.
A view of the "Morning Glory" hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.
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