The Government Shutdown is Trashing National Parks—Literally

Overflowing toilets and accumulating garbage are turning Yosemite and other popular destinations into smelly landfills.

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Half Dome in Yosemite National Parkedward stojakovic

The 13-day-old government shutdown has forced many sites in the National Park Service system to close their gates. But the ones that are open may be even worse off, Amelia Arvesen from SNEWS reports:

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