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Alaska Erosion
This 2005 photo provided by Tony Weyiouanna Sr. shows a fallen building over a beach in Shishmaref, Alaska. Tony Weyiouanna remembers a time when people played baseball on the beach of his village on Alaska's western coast. Now, there's barely enough room for hopscotch on Shishmaref's eroding waterfront. Erosion is an escalating problem blamed on climate change. That message was relayed this week by Weyiouanna and four other residents from the small Inupiat Eskimo community who traveled to the nation's capital, armed with stories and a clump of eroding sod. (AP Photo/Tony Weyiouanna Sr.)