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Alaskan native community will vote to stay or relocate due to climate change

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 17, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Aug 16, 2016

The Native village of Shishmaref in western Alaska will face a vote on Tuesday, deciding whether they wish to stay where they have lived for generations or to relocate in an effort to escape the effects of climate change. The barrier island village is finding it harder and harder to hunt for food and to keep rising ocean waters from threatening their homes. Over the years, Shishmaref residents have noticed longer months of warm weather in their village on the Chukchi Sea. This has...






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