The Week in Pictures: Chopping Down Yosemite Trees, Pretty People on Bikes, and More

Emma Grady
Living / Culture
August 5, 2011

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Yosemite is one of the most beautiful places on the planet and millions of people flock there every year to take in the sights. Well, the blasted trees are blocking the views, so the park is looking at chopping them down. Um... say what?

We also have the pretty pictures of people on bikes, news that the Arctic sea ice extent is at a new monthly record low, an eco luxury resort chain on the Indonesian Island of Bali, and more in our photo roundup of the best images in TreeHugger this week.

Aren't Trees Part of The View?


The Telegraph reports that two years ago, the park's management surveyed 181 scenic vistas within the park and found that 28% had, well, trees in the way. Yep, visitors can't see the forest for the trees.

Read the full story: Yosemite Trees To Be Chopped Down For Prettier Views

Photo: mcaretaker via Flickr CC

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