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An Alaskan village's quest to move to higher ground and avoid being drowned by climate change has sputtered to a halt, The Guardian has learned. Newtok, on the Bering Sea coast, is sinking and the highest point in the village – the school which sits perched atop 20ft pilings - could be underwater by 2017. But the village's relocation effort broke down this summer because of an internal political conflict and a freeze on government funds.

Relocation of Alaska's sinking Newtok village halted

An Alaskan village's quest to move to higher ground and avoid being drowned by climate change has sputtered to a halt, The Guardian has learned. Newtok, on the Bering Sea coast, is sinking and the highest point in the village – the school which sits perched atop 20ft pilings - could be underwater by 2017. But the village's relocation effort broke down this summer because of an internal political conflict and a freeze on government funds.

Long-term food production must factor in potential impacts of climate change – UN official

Long-term food production must factor in potential impacts of climate change – UN official

Developing nations like Burkina Faso will need funding to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Photo credit: CGIAR Climate, Flickr

Developing nations like Burkina Faso will need funding to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Photo credit: CGIAR Climate, Flickr

Watch how climate change is starting to impact us.     TRUST Alaska. Video by Our Children's Trust.

Watch how climate change is starting to impact us. TRUST Alaska. Video by Our Children's Trust.

Making Sense of the Wacky Weather - "Climate scientists, like the rest of us, have friends and relatives who wonder what is happening. So I asked the scientists: When you see your extended family over Thanksgiving or Christmas and they ask about the weather, what do you tell them?"

Making Sense of the Wacky Weather - "Climate scientists, like the rest of us, have friends and relatives who wonder what is happening. So I asked the scientists: When you see your extended family over Thanksgiving or Christmas and they ask about the weather, what do you tell them?"

Kiribati - A Climate Change Reality - YouTube: They have a serious problem with sea erosion, they are worried in 10 years where will their villages be?

Kiribati - A Climate Change Reality - YouTube: They have a serious problem with sea erosion, they are worried in 10 years where will their villages be?

New National Climate Assessment Shows America On Course For Unprecedented Warming. http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/01/new-national-climate-assessment-shows-america-course-unprecedented-warming?utm_campaign=socialmedia_medium=worldresources_source=pinterest.com The new National Climate Assessment reveals alarming statistics on climate change. Photo credit: Flickr/Alex E. Proimos

New National Climate Assessment Shows America On Course For Unprecedented Warming. http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/01/new-national-climate-assessment-shows-america-course-unprecedented-warming?utm_campaign=socialmedia_medium=worldresources_source=pinterest.com The new National Climate Assessment reveals alarming statistics on climate change. Photo credit: Flickr/Alex E. Proimos

Australia Faces Bigger Health Risks from Climate Change - Australia has been warned of the rising threat of dengue fever and heat stroke deaths in the wake of a study that found climate change is aiding the spread of infectious diseases around the world.

Australia Faces Bigger Health Risks from Climate Change - Australia has been warned of the rising threat of dengue fever and heat stroke deaths in the wake of a study that found climate change is aiding the spread of infectious diseases around the world.

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