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Sea-Level Rise Will Overtake One Alaskan Town By 2017
2013-05-15 11:53:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If someone said “climate refuge” to you, what would come to mind? More than likely, the image of someone from a small tropical island in the Pacific, or of a low-lying delta like in Bangladesh — places where residents have been forced out of their homes by sea-level rise. The strict definition of a refugee in international law, according to a report by The Guardian, is rather narrow and typically includes only...

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2009-04-21 06:35:00

Indigenous peoples from throughout the world gathered in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday for discussions on the impact of global climate change on their native communities. "Indigenous peoples are on the front lines of this global problem, at a time when their cultures and livelihoods in traditional lands are already threatened," an AFP report quoted Patricia Cochran, chairwoman of the Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change, as saying. Cochran's organization is one of the groups...