Climate change impacts on Mesa Verde National Park already apparent, officials say

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Climate change impacts on Mesa Verde National Park already apparent, officials say

Hotter, drier years alter landscape of heritage site
Tova Spector, chief of natural resources at Mesa Verde National Park, said the springs at Spruce Tree House have dried up. A recent National Park Service study found the hot and dry conditions that have persisted in recent years at Mesa Verde are beyond the historical records of climate fluxes in the past.

Climate change impacts on Mesa Verde National Park already apparent, officials say

Tova Spector, chief of natural resources at Mesa Verde National Park, said the springs at Spruce Tree House have dried up. A recent National Park Service study found the hot and dry conditions that have persisted in recent years at Mesa Verde are beyond the historical records of climate fluxes in the past.
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