Nightly News   |  April 07, 2010

Glacier Park losing its namesake

Warn weather is melting the glaciers in Glacier National Park in Montana are melting, with two more of the moving ice fields having disappeared entirely. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Well, we've heard it for years from the families who make the trek there for summer vacation . One of the most beloved of all the national parks is losing its namesake. The glaciers in Glacier National Park in Montana are going away. Two more of those moving ice fields have disappeared now. An ecologists with the US Geological Survey says the warmer temperatures are melting the glaciers. He is warning the rest of the glaciers may be gone by the end of this decade. The definition of a glacier, by the way, 25 acres or more of moving ice. There were once 150 of them in Glacier National Park . Now they number 25 . When we come back, just some of the outrage spilling out over the new fee they want to charge for what used to be free in the air.