Topics » Climate Change   Sept. 17, 2013

Life at the 'Top of the World'

The Effect of Industry

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Barrow, AlaskaPoint BarrowInupiat CultureExtreme TemperaturesSubsistence Lifestyle'$10 For a Gallon of Milk'Changing ClimateDiminishing Sea IceLooking for IceNew Shipping RoutesCoastal ErosionThe Effect of IndustryWay of Life at Risk

The Effect of Industry

Oil was discovered in nearby Prudhoe Bay in the 1960's and has transformed an area that was once largely without electricity, running water and modern schools.

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