Relocating A Village

Erosion is eating away at the Eskimo village of Newtok, Alaska. The village grocer has stepped up to lead the relocation.
October 28, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"In as little as 10 years, the whole village will be swallowed up by a torrent of water from the Ninglick River, and an ancient way of life will be erased.

...Officials acknowledge the urgency of the situation, but the cost and complexity of relocating a village have proved daunting. It would require potentially hundreds of millions of dollars and the coordination of several state and federal agencies, and no agency or politician has dared to take the lead. By default, the Newtok people have been left to save themselves."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Thursday, October 28, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times

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