Failing ice cellars signal changes in Alaska whaling towns

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Failing ice cellars signal changes in Alaska whaling towns

A functioning ice cellar, a type of underground food cache dug into the permafrost to provide natural refrigeration used for generations in far-north communities. Naturally cooled underground ice cellars, used in Alaska Native communities for generations, are becoming increasingly unreliable as a warming climate and other factors touch multiple facets of life in the far north.
A shelter covering the entrance to a new community ice cellar, a type of underground food cache dug into the permafrost to provide natural refrigeration used for generations in far-north communities.
In Point Hope, Alaska, an abandoned, eroded ice cellar, a type of underground food cache dug into the permafrost to provide natural refrigeration used for generations in far-north communities.

Failing ice cellars signal changes in Alaska whaling towns

A functioning ice cellar, a type of underground food cache dug into the permafrost to provide natural refrigeration used for generations in far-north communities. Naturally cooled underground ice cellars, used in Alaska Native communities for generations, are becoming increasingly unreliable as a warming climate and other factors touch multiple facets of life in the far north.
A shelter covering the entrance to a new community ice cellar, a type of underground food cache dug into the permafrost to provide natural refrigeration used for generations in far-north communities.
In Point Hope, Alaska, an abandoned, eroded ice cellar, a type of underground food cache dug into the permafrost to provide natural refrigeration used for generations in far-north communities.
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