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Alaska – Village Threatened by PermaFrost Melt

Posted: 02.02.2017 no comments


The tiny village of Newtok near Alaska’s western coast has been sliding into the Ninglick River for years. Alaska VillageAs temperatures increase — faster there than in the rest of the U.S. — the frozen permafrost underneath Newtok is thawing. About 70 feet of land a year erode away, putting the village’s colorful buildings, some on stilts, ever closer to the water’s edge.

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