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A new study by Alaska researchers says more, big, fall storms like one tracking across the Bering Sea toward Western Alaska are in the future for the Y-K Delta.

A new study theorizes that there could be more frequent and more violent storms accompanied by increased flooding and erosion in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta over the next 50 to 100 years due to climate change. The study by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Alaska used remote sensing technology along with traditional knowledge and observations from local Native people.

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An Ice Yacht on the Hudson River. Photo Courtesy of Isaac Kestenbaum

An Ice Yacht on the Hudson River. Photo Courtesy of Isaac Kestenbaum

Multimedia producers are in Alaska gathering audio for a project called ‘Winters Past’. Their first stop was in Bethel where they’re talking with elders about how they’ve seen the climate change in their lifetime.

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Leaders at the AVCP Convention head table in at Bethel's Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center Tuesday. Photo by Dean wope.

Leaders at the AVCP Convention head table in at Bethel’s Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center Tuesday. Photo by Dean Swope.

Leaders from around the state gathered in Bethel Tuesday for the 50th Annual Association of Village Council Presidents Convention. Dignitaries and political leaders from across the state attended.

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troopers, alaska state troopersAlaska State Troopers say two men were found dead in separate incidents this week in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region. Both appear to be boating-related accidents.
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