Climate change impacts big part of calculations in new Denali NP&Pres transportation plan

Landslides triggered by permafrost thaw, floodwaters gushing from melting glaciers and smokier air from bigger and more frequent wildfires are among the problems that a warming climate is expected to create for people traveling in Denali National Park and Preserve, according to a new report.

A transportation plan for Denali, released Thursday by the National Park Service, identifies climate change as one of several challenges looming for transportation in the park, site of North America's tallest mountain and one of the top visitor destinations in Alaska.

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