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Alaska Island Takes Steps To Adapt To Drought

The island of Metlakatla in southeast Alaska is a temperate rainforest but it’s struggling to deal with unusually dry conditions. The community has cut their water use dramatically and is using diesel fuel instead of hydropower for electricity.

Elizabeth Jenkins (@MrsLizbethJ) of Alaska’s Energy Desk reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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