Green algae near Bodega Bay, California. September 2010.
Green algae near Bodega Bay, California. September 2010.

Toxic Algae Impacts Ocean Ecosystems; Alaskan Villagers Vote to Relocate

National Geographic (8/19) reported that toxic algae blooms around the world are disrupting ocean and marine ecosystems and killing fish. Scientists are seeing longer-lasting, more harmful blooms cropping up and are saying ocean warming and climate change are factors. 

 
The New York Times (8/19) said a community of 600 Alaskan villagers has voted to relocate from a barrier island experiencing severe climate change impacts. According to the Arctic Institute, 31 Alaskan villages face “imminent threat of destruction” from erosion and flooding. 
 
ABC News (8/16) reported that communities located downhill from melting mountain glaciers are facing growing risks from glacial lake outburst floods.
 
CNBC (8/18) said solar energy in schools is helping Nepalese students study beyond sunset, advancing their education. 
 
Newsweek (8/23) wrote about how climate change is impacting U.S. national parks and monuments and how the National Park Service is trying to adapt. 
 
Sectors
Energy, Adaptation
Strategic Objective
Mitigation, Adaptation
Topics
Resilience, Mountain, Indigenous, Disaster Risk Management, Coastal, Clean Energy, Adaptation
Region
Global, Asia

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