In rural Alaska villages, families struggle to survive
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“Harvested nuts and berries, small game animals, and dried fish are the only things keeping some from starving.
The article goes on to give
heart-rending stories of how residents
“In many stores, 2 pounds of cheese costs between $15 and $18, milk costs $10 a gallon, a 5-pound bag of apples costs $15, and a dozen eggs costs $22 -- more than double the price in the area just two years ago.
“On top of high food prices, some residents are paying nearly $1,500 a month to heat their homes.
And finally, way
into the heart of the article (which is much longer
‘Then a brutal early winter brought the longest cold snap in five years. In September the temperature in many villages dropped as low as 20 degrees, a record low for many, according to the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy.
‘The 1,200-mile Yukon River, which the villages use as a highway, froze completely in September, at least two months earlier than usual. That left residents cut off from some basic necessities, and forced them to have pricey bulk fuel flown in.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's office said the state is trying to find a way to free up government help.
Maybe we could ship some of that
horrible CO2 to them to help
“Another coming ice age example of
what is in store for
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