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Saturday, May 18, 2013

America’s first climate refugees: “It’s happening now … The village is sinking”

This story is part of a Guardian series on climate refugees. Read parts 1, 2, and 3. DCRA / Alaska Department of CommerceOnce the snow melts, people make their way around Newtok on wooden boardwalks set down on the mud. But the melting permafrost no longer provides stable ground for village buildings or the boardwalks, and people complain that it’s been years since there has been money spent on

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