The U.S Department of the Interior is putting $75 million toward community relocation efforts for three U.S. tribes struggling with the consequences of a changing climate. Among the recipients is Newtok, where the Ninglick River has edged closer and closer to the community’s school as the frozen ground under the community melts away. Most of…
The Biden administration gave $75 million in aid to the three communities in Alaska and Washington. Eight other Tribal communities received an additional $40 million.
Gov. Dunleavy said the state’s emergency operations center is coordinating with the village on a response.
After the loss of pressure in the water lines, city crew members scrambled to find the cause.
Instruction for the school’s roughly 200 students is happening online for the foreseeable future.
Caribou and reindeer populations have been declining around the circumpolar north.
Two weeks ago, the council sent a letter to all Kipnuk households prohibiting children in the village of around 700 people from attending school, citing concerns for students’ safety.
A third of the awarded funds has gone to housing assistance while over $2.1 million has been disbursed to cover other needs.
Beachcombing offers a nice break for residents who are still cleaning up after their communities were ravaged by flooding, high winds and an historic storm surge.
The most recent storm brought waves so fierce, the water claimed roughly half of land between the school and the river.