Endangered Frontier: Alaska's Changing Climate

Alaska is on the front lines of climate change, warming twice as fast as the rest of the United States and on pace for one of the warmest years on record.

Erosion is threatening rural villages, thawing permafrost and causing homes to sink into the ground.

Glaciers are melting, leading ocean waters to rise and affecting salmon.

A historic lack of sea ice is changing how Alaskans live and work while relying on the ocean for subsistence and a sustainable economy.

This week Channel 2 News looks at how climate change is impacting Alaska -- our way of life -- our home.

Endangered Frontier: The destruction of thawing permafrost

The Permafrost Tunnel outside of Fairbanks is a top destination for scientists to study climate change and the thawing of permafrost - as well as innovative solutions for how to slow it.






Endangered Frontier: The people of ice and snow face a future without it

The lack of sea ice and warm ocean waters have direct impacts on the people who live on Alaska's North Coast.







Endangered Frontier: When Alaska Glaciers Disappear

The lack of sea ice and warm ocean waters have direct impacts on the people who live on Alaska's North Coast.










Endangered Frontier: Nation's first community to relocate due to warming faces complicated emotions

The Yup’ik people of Newtok are becoming the first Americans forced to relocate their entire community as a result of climate change.








Endangered Frontier: Erosion threat sees Shaktoolik stand and fight, for now

Sitting between the Bering Sea and the Tagoomenik River, the tiny village of Shaktoolik faces an uncertain future.


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