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Is Yellowstone National Park on the Verge of Extinction?


Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, conservation, endangered, destruction, protection, nature, wildlife, water, trees )

Cal
- 581 days ago - takepart.com
In a matter of weeks, massive funding cuts could devastate our national parks.



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SheilaNOMAILPLZ S. (64)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:05 pm
I'm just plain tired of the endgame Congress is playing. Not only are out national parks important to residents of the United States, they bring tourists from all over the world to enjoy their beauty. Not only are we destroying them with pollution (sound as well as environmental) but now we are threatened by the loss of their preservation. What kind of a country can't feed and educate its children and keep its national parks open and preserved?
 

Christeen Anderson (502)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:46 pm
I certainly hope not.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 7:28 pm
Republicans are holding our nation hostage and I AM WEARY OF IT!
 

Elle B. (82)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 7:38 pm
They have NO RIGHT to do this. National Parks belong to us. . .the people. I agree with you Sheila i am so weary of what these sick creatures are doing to us each and every day i do not have words to express it. The Parks were left to ALL generations. . .no one has a right to defund them. . .it is nothing short of a CRIME Against the People of the US and should be treated as such.

“There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and the wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbal of the great human principle.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt, Frmr. U.S. Pres.

"If in a given community unchecked popular rule means unlimited waste and destruction of the natural resources—soil, fertility, waterpower, forests, game, wild-life generally—which by right belong as much to subsequent generations as to the present generation, then it is sure proof that the present generation is not yet really fit for self-control, that it is not yet really fit to exercise the high and responsible privilege of a rule which shall be both by the people and for the people. The term “for the people” must always include the people unborn as well as the people now alive, or the democratic ideal is not realized." — Fmr. U.S. Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, Founder of the Progressive Party--He left the Republican Party then because they were trying to "Jack" the Country from the People back then.

“Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.” ― Edward Abbey

“The Greed of gain has no time or limit to its capaciousness. Its one object is to produce and consume. It has pity neither for beautiful nature nor for living human beings. It is ruthlessly ready without a moment's hesitation to crush beauty and life.” ―George Eliot
 

Winn Adams (192)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 7:57 pm
OMG
 

Frans Badenhorst (553)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 11:46 pm
this is enough to make anybody CRY............
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:08 am
Thanks Cal.
 

Georgia L. (210)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 1:24 am
It makes sense in a sick way. Look at what the traitorous repuglican governors do when they get in office. They start selling off and renting public land to foreign entities for mining and other uses. One day, we will wake up and no longer own America if this continues.
 

Bmr Reddy (8)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:16 am
Noted
 

Christopher M. (4)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:26 am
I don't know I don't know I don't know where I am a gonna go when the volcano blowd
 

Christopher M. (4)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:28 am
What kind of country can't enforce its laws, pay its debts, and guard its borders
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (388)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:39 am
I really hope this is not true.
 

Natasha Salgado (531)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:12 am
God no. What else is on the chopping block...very sad. Thanks
 

Tania Koshman (7)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:16 am
noted. thank you. sad....
 

Ram Reddy (7)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:17 am
Noted
 

Care member (1)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:34 am
Noted
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:01 am
thank you
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:01 am
thank you
 

Nimue P. (248)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:47 am
Noted.
 

Ro H. (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:50 am
ty
 

Rachel Sebben (8)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:33 am
they only care about themselves
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:59 pm
nooooooooooooooooooooo
 

Pogle S. (88)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 1:30 pm
Support your local National Park! In fact support everyone's national parks!!!
 

James Doeppers (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:28 pm
Thanks
 

kye j. (41)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:29 pm
This is very upsetting.I am fed up with corrupt humans in government
 

Robert K. (31)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:44 pm
If the overdue Yellowstone caldera erupts this is all moot. Here in Chicago we would be under 25-50 feet of ash. But in the meantime, some things are more important than money, at least to rational people. Yellowstone, and indeed all our parks are amongst them.

Damn shame there are no rational Republicans.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:44 pm
noted
 

Elaine B. (24)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:07 pm
I truly hope not, it is one of the wonders of the world so often overlooked
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:04 pm
Save our national parks!
 

Julia R. (294)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:27 pm
What a tragedy for us all if these across the board spending cuts occur! Our beautiful National Parks which provide us with so much inspiration, serenity, and a respite from the hectic pace of our lives! These sacred places where we can commune with Nature and our children can learn great lessons from what Nature can teach them and now they if these budget cuts happen, so many park employees will lose their jobs, and it these parks will not be open for as many days during the year! Also these national treasures will not be maintained as they should be and this could have very negative consequences! For such a small investment of 2 billion, these parks bring in 31 billion a year and provide so many with jobs! this loss of revenue from our parks would have a negative impact on our economy and this wonderful recreation which is so vital to our well being is jeopardized because congress cannot decide what is important to our National interest? How about the beauty and grandeur of our wilderness which also plays such an important role in mitigating global warming and reducing the risks of severe storms?!
 

Helen Porter (40)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:21 am
Most of this doesn't apply to me or I am already doing it.

Still, I shall continue to do what I can do.

I refuse plastic bags at the store and I say why. The clerks agree with me. People are becoming more and more aware of Earth's emergency condition.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:22 am
I got a call regarding this today. He said, I think it was 90% would be cut.
 
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