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Ancient Voices - Contemporary Contexts

American Indian Institute, Bozeman, Montana

  

No. 024, Oct. 2012

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A Melting Greenland Weighs Perils Against Potential

Greenland's Unfrozen Future: Greenland's receding ice has exposed vast deposits of valuable minerals and new opportunities for an island in economic decline.

New York Times
September 23, 2012
By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL
"NARSAQ, Greenland - As icebergs in the Kayak Harbor pop and hiss while melting away, this remote Arctic town and its culture are also disappearing in a changing climate.

"Narsaq's largest employer, a shrimp factory, closed a few years ago after the crustaceans fled north to cooler water. Where once there were eight commercial fishing vessels, there is now one.

"As a result, the population here, one of southern Greenland's major towns, has been halved to 1,500 in just a decade. Suicides are up."

Read the article and watch a video.



Earth911.com offers an extensive "Recycling Center Locator" database where you can find recycling opportunities in your area. Click here to visit the locator page.

"In Louisiana, Rising Seas Threaten Native Americans' Land"

To watch a PBS report about the impact to rising sea levels on Native Americans on the Louisiana coast Click Here.


The Impact of Gobal Warming
on the Salmon People of the Northwest

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