Alaskan Village, Citing Climate Change, Seeks Disaster Relief In Order To Relocate

Alaskan Village, Citing Climate Change, Seeks Disaster Relief In Order To Relocate

The Ninglick River is eating away at the shoreline in Newtok, Alaska, shown here in August 2016. Engineers estimate the village is losing 70 feet of land per year.

Rising temperatures and thawing permafrost threaten tiny Newtok. Its residents want President Obama to declare an official disaster, to unlock the millions it needs to move the community.

(Image credit: Eric Keto/Alaska’s Energy Desk)


Source: NPR Politics
Alaskan Village, Citing Climate Change, Seeks Disaster Relief In Order To Relocate

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