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Climate Change-Alaska Natives

5/11/12 News - Climate Change and Alaska Natives, Part 5 - A hunter's hobby has become a scientific legacy in research on climate change in the Arctic

By Johanna Eurich

Anchorage, AK – In the annals of climate change, there's a story that stands out. It's about a hobby that created a scientific legacy. Leonard Apangalook has a masters in the traditional ways of his ancestors on the Bering Sea's remote Saint Lawrence Island. He, like other Native hunters, noticed the climate was changing, but he went further. He started writing down his observations.