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Seuss Wisdom

UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. ~ The Lorax

What can we do about the air?

Protecting air quality, and resources sensitive to air quality, in the National Park System is a complex task that includes: active research and monitoring about the amount and effects of pollution in NPS areas; advocacy for pollution controls when they are likely to affect NPS areas; and education about the importance of clean healthy air to the NPS.

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Other NPS Air Resources

Air Webcams

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Live photos and air quality information from 18 national parks

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Air Quality In Parks

Air Quality in Parks, Photo of Shenandoah NP, Virginia

Find out how air quality is affecting a park near you

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FLAG Report

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Guidance for assessing impacts of air pollution on protected areas

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Photo of passive deposition monitoring at Klondike Gold Rush NHP, Alaska

Monitoring data are essential to learning about NPS air quality

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Last Updated: August 31, 2015