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Uploaded on Monday 14 Dec 2009 by Lawrence Hislop

Aerial view of the old runway now used for housing

Year: 2010 Taken by: Lawrence Hislop
Shishmaref is facing evacuation due to rising temperatures which are melting and destroying the protective barrier of sea ice that keeps sea surges away from the island. The runway of the international airport, visible in the middle of this photograph, is now abandoned due to the encroaching waterline. It is now used the foundation for new houses and a new runway has been re-built lengthways along the island.
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