Photo of the airstrip in Kivalina, Alaska

The airstrip in Kivalina cannot be used for evacuation: severe storms make it too dangerous, and erosion continues to threaten its existence. An alternative evacuation and relocation road is being studied. 

Image Credit: Millie Hawley, President, Native Village of Kivalina. Used with permission.

Last modified
3 January 2017 - 4:37pm