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Alaska Native villages hit hard by changes in the environment

Alaska Native villages are among the hardest hit by changes in the environment, The Washington Post reports.

Subsistence foods are disappearing, coastlines are eroding and entire villages are being moved in response to the changes. “So much of our culture is being washed away in the ocean,” Point Hope Mayor Steve Oomittuk told the paper.

The villages are relying on federal funds to address numerous problems. But officials say the money hasn't materialized.

“The government is so slow, they’re taking their leisure time. . . . Where is the money?” asked Stanley Tom, the tribal administrator in Newtok, which must be relocatee due to erosion and flooding.

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Alaskan Arctic villages hit hard by climate change (The Washington Post 8/5)

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