Rural Alaska

Photos: Newtok residents start the move to Mertarvik

This month, residents of Newtok began to relocate to a new village taking shape on the Ninglick River in Western Alaska. Explore Newtok, a village threatened by erosion and flooding, and see what has been constructed so far in Mertarvik, 9 1/2 miles away.

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Marc Lester

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