Video: Moving to Higher Ground

I posted a news article in May about how the village of Newtok, Alaska voted to relocate its 340 residents to new homes 9 miles away because of land degredation and flooding from permafrost melt. Below is a short video about this story by Powering a Nation; a News21 project by students of the School […]

Residents Vote To Abandon Village In Alaska

(CNN) – “The indigenous people of Alaska have stood firm against some of the most extreme weather conditions on Earth for thousands of years. But now, flooding blamed on climate change is forcing at least one Eskimo village to move to safer ground. The community of the tiny coastal village of Newtok voted to relocate […]