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A Poignant Loss of Innocence

George Heymont | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Every child who comes into this world arrives in a state of helpless innocence. Unfortunately, there is no way of predicting how or when that child's idealism will be tarnished by reality.

Interior Secretary Has 'Much to Learn' from Kivalina's Iñupiaq Elders on Climate Change and Village Relocation

Jennifer J. Marlow | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green
Jennifer J. Marlow

Co-authored by Michael Gerace, Re-Locate founder, and P. Joshua Griffin, doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Washington. Photo...

Kate Sheppard

Feds Direct $8 Million To Native Communities To Address Effects Of Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of the Interior is directing $8 million to helping Native American communities address the effects of climate change...

PHOTOS: The Disappearing Village

Posted 07.30.2013 | Green

It is already difficult to find Kivalina on a map, but soon it may be impossible. Not only does the Alaskan village only cover 1.9 square miles of ...

Seeing Global Warming Through Gray Braasch's Eyes

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Stories of climate change however, come to us, one at a time, or a few might overlap, but rarely do we get a comprehensive look at once. If you live in New England, or visiting there this summer, you'll have an opportunity to see--varieties of climate change impacts from around the world.

Inupiat Eskimos Face A Long, Dry Winter

AP | MARK THIESSEN | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Inupiat Eskimo villagers in a small Alaska community are facing six long months of melting ice and snow nearly every time t...

Climate Victims Deserve a Hearing, Whether Here or in The Hague

Tian Huang | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green
Tian Huang

Whether in this or a subsequent U.N. session, a parallel campaign to Kivalina's will be brought to the General Assembly and the question will be raised, will the international community follow the U.S. court's lead by throwing the climate change problem to the dustbin of politics?

Small Alaska Village Votes To Relocate School Eroded By Storms

AP | By RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 08.03.2012 | Education

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Voters in a tiny Native village increasingly eroded by storms on Alaska's northwest coast have overwhelmingly said yes to buildin...

Best Book of 2011: Kivalina: A Climate Change Story

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.15.2012 | Books
Jeff Biggers

Christine Shearer's extraordinary chronicle of a native Alaskan village's demise and inevitable relocation due to climate changes ranks as one of the most timely and important books to be published in 2011.

UPDATE: Mystery Orange Goo In Alaska Wasn't Eggs

AP | By RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 10.20.2011 | Weird News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An orange-colored goo that streaked the shore of a remote Alaska village turned out to be fungal spores, not millions of microsco...

Alaska's Mysterious Orange Goo Turns Out To Be Mysterious Eggs

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 10.08.2011 | Weird News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Scientists have identified an orange-colored gunk that appeared along the shore of a remote Alaska village as millions of mi...

Orange Goo Baffles Remote Alaska Village

AP | By MARK THIESSEN | Posted 10.06.2011 | Weird News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Leona Baldwin's husband saw it first, and she got on the marine radio to alert others in the remote Alaska village of Kivalina th...

What Is The Mysterious Orange Goo Washing Up In Alaskan Village?

AP | Posted 10.05.2011 | Weird News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Authorities say a mysterious orange-colored substance has washed up on the shores of a remote village in northwest Alaska. Tests...

My Journey Into Kivalina v. ExxonMobil et al.

Christine Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christine Shearer

Kivalina is one of a growing number of Alaska villages being affected by climate change, all of which face the permanent loss of their homelands. Meanwhile, it is business-as-usual around the world.

Kivalina Appeals: Eroding Alaska Village Appeals Lawsuit's Dismissal, Blames Corporations For Climate Change

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — One of Alaska's most eroded villages wants to revive a lawsuit that claims greenhouse gasses from oil, power and coal companies ...

Defining Justice for Environmental Refugees

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

There is a growing group of people in our world who are in a legal limbo: environmental refugees. And this problem is only going to get bigger as time goes on.