National Parks in Peril

National Parks in Peril

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The barrier islands at Cape Hatteras National Seashore are in danger of disappearing as rising sea levels threaten to make the seashore, which draws millions of visitors a year, an underwater attraction. The shore’s Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States has already been moved 2,900 feet inland because of sea level rise, and the National Park Service fears that in the face of rising seas and stronger storms, another move will come sooner rather than later. 


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