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Climate change threatens a way of life in Shishmaref, Alaska

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.

Federal funds will help with Alaska village relocation

The federal spending bill signed on March 23 included $15 million to help relocate an Alaskan village that is threatened by rising water due to climate change. The Ninglick River is heading toward Newtok homes and structures at a rate of about 70 feet per year.

Flood prevention aid in current emergency budget proposal

President Donald Trump hopes to increase funding that would make cities and towns more resilient to storms and fires caused by climate change. The president’s $44 billion emergency spending budget earmarks $12 billion for communities most prone to flooding.