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Native village residents could be first climate change refugees

 


Residents of an Alaska Native village could be the nation's first "climate change refugees," Dave Malkoff reports for the TODAY show.

Malkoff traveled to Kivalina to learn more about the dangers facing the community of about 400 people. Their home is falling into the ocean due to rising sea levels and melting ice, both of which are being blamed on climate change.

"It's a sad thing," an elder told Malkoff. The changing climate has hurt hunting, fishing and other activities in the village.

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