In a place that was once overflowing with various salmon species, the Yukon River’s salmon supply is now nearly depleted. As a result, the Indigenous communities that depend on this salmon as their primary food source are feeling the disruption and are being forced to turn to other species, such as moose.
As California communities face new challenges including wildfires and ocean level change brought on by climate change, the state will incorporate Indigenous knowledge and experience in a report due out in December.
West Sacramento, California — Rural Community Assistance Corporation received a $100,000 grant from the Opportunity Finance Network. RCAC’s Loan Fund will use the funds for lending to support renewable energy projects and innovative biomass utilization efforts.
According to U.S. Drought Monitor scientists, southeast Alaska’s wettest area has been in extreme drought for two years. The scientists say this is a severe dryness that has never before been registered in the area.
In Shismaref, Alaska, an Iñupiat village that is home to about 600 people, climate change poses more than a physical threat, it threatens the community’s culture. The village is located on Sarichef Island, about a quarter of a mile wide, near the Bering Strait. Sea ice around the island used to protect it from the ocean’s fierce waves. Permafrost created the town’s foundation. But warming temperatures mean the ice is forming later and later, and the permafrost is thawing.