a seal hunt

Climate change batters this Arctic island—can the community cope?

From vanishing ice to shifting walruses, Native Alaskans living on Little Diomede have watched their home transform with disturbing speed.

Ed Soolook, a retired U.S. Army veteran and Native Alaskan, searches for a seal that ducked under the water near his home on Little Diomede. His grandson Bubba hides behind a rock.
Photograph by Juan Herrero

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