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The Great Smoky Mountains

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on 25 February 2015

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Climate & Weather
Air Pollution
Pests
The woolly adelgid infests hemlocks and has killed over 80 percent of the existing hemlocks.



Asian lady beetles infest the area but are not harmful. They produce a yellow fluid and noxious odor.
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Friday, February 27, 2015
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Alien Species
Some plants you may find are:

rhodendron

azalea

other heath family shrubs

Some animals you may find are:

american black bear

white-tailed deer

groundhog

Exotic plant and animal life can take over a habitat and compete for food with the native species.

Rainbow and brown trout were introduced in belief they would improve fishing.


The Great Smoky Mountains
By Braden Lotts
Plants and Animals
Summer: Heat Haze afternoon showers High:90 Low:60-70


Winter: Snows 1" or more 1-5 times a year High:50-70 Low:Below freezing or -20 in higher elevations
Wind currents transport pollutants to the smokies.
Burning fossil fuels scatter light and degrade visibility.
Possible Solutions
Use more solar panels

Have Checkpoints at the entrances of the park

Develop a new pesticide
Is it Worth Saving?
Resources
National Park Service


USA Today
Location & Biome
North America and the U.S.
Deciduous Forest Biome
Me
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