What rural Alaska can teach the world about renewable energy

March 13, 2017 by  
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With plenty of trickling streams and blowing wind, many remote Alaskan communities are doing away with fossil fuels altogether.

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400 Alaskan villagers are set to be the U.S.’s first climate change refugees

August 10, 2015 by  
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Kivalina is a tiny, remote Alaskan village that sits on a barrier island some 83 miles above the Arctic circle, and the most recent estimates show the village—home to 400 people—will be entirely underwater by 2025. This is far from news for the island’s Iñupiat inhabitants; according to PRI , the village voted in favor of relocating way back in 1992. But as climate change thins the ice surrounding the island and causes erosion of Kivalina’s shores, questions remain as to where the village will relocate to, and how that move will be paid for. Read the rest of 400 Alaskan villagers are set to be the U.S.’s first climate change refugees

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Sea Ice Loss Blamed for Huge Spike in Alaskan Average Temperatures

October 19, 2014 by  
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Think Alaska is too cold for you ? Well, it seems that average fall temperatures there are increasing at a rapid rate. The most northerly community in the U.S., the town of Barrow, Alaska, has recorded an incredible 12.96 degree Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees Celsius) increase in its average October temperature over the 34 years from 1979 to 2012. The team from the University of Alaska Fairbanks who made the discovery also observed that the most notable average temperature increases in summer and fall correlated with  significant losses in sea ice concentrations. Read the rest of Sea Ice Loss Blamed for Huge Spike in Alaskan Average Temperatures Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alaska , Alaska average temperature soars , Alaska temperature increase , Barrow , sea ice loss , sea ice loss blamed for rising Alaska average temperatures , University of Alaska Fairbanks

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