Parts of Glacier National Park Disappearing

Posted by on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Glacier National Park is a national park located in the U.S. state of Montana, on the Canada–United States border with the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.

The park encompasses over 4,000 km2 and includes parts of two mountain ranges, over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals.

This vast pristine ecosystem is the centerpiece of what has been referred to as the "Crown of the Continent Ecosystem", a region of protected land encompassing 41,000 km2.

Withing the past 50 years, 39 of the park's glaciers have been shrinking, some by as much as 85 percent.

Of the 150 glaciers that existed it the park in the late 19th century, only 26 remain.

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