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Off the Grid: Alaska

Alaska is in the news today, part of a climate change report by 13 federal agencies, which found abundant evidence of human-caused climate warming in the U.S. and determined that “surface, air and ground temperatures in Alaska and the Arctic are rising at a frighteningly fast rate — twice as fast as the global average,” according to the New York Times.

We just came back from the 49th state, so here are a few photos of the gorgeous terrain and wildlife at risk. It is an amazing place to visit if you ever get the chance. Three generations of my family packed into – depending on the terrain – a modified school bus, a train, a minibus, and a sightseeing boat to traverse the vast interior of Alaska, which is as big as a sixth of the continental U.S. We started in Fairbanks, then headed up to Denali National Park, then back down through Talkeetna, Seward, and the gorgeous Kenai Fjords National Park.  (more…)

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