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A U.S. tribe's uphill battle against climate change

 

April 14, 2020



TAHOLAH, Washington (Reuters) - For several years, Fawn Sharp has seen her tribe on the coastline of Washington state lurch from crisis to crisis: rising sea levels have flooded the Quinault Indian Nation’s main village, and its staple sockeye salmon in nearby rivers have all but disappeared – a direct hit to the tribe’s finances and culture.

Now Sharp, the 49-year-old president of the Quinault, plans to move the tribe to higher ground, restore the fishery, and diversify its economy. The projects are foundering, she says, because of a lack of federal money to help Native Americans adapt to climate change.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-usa-tribes-widerimage/a-u-s-tribes-uphill-battle-against-climate-change-idUSKCN21V0QK?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews

 

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