Topics » Climate Change   Sept. 17, 2013

Life at the 'Top of the World'

Looking for Ice

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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

Looking for Ice

As sea ice thins and disappears, Barrow whale hunters like Harry Brower have struggled to reach their annual quota of bowheads, which this year was set at 22.

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