"U. S. to Pay Millions to Move Tribes Threatened by Climate Change"

"Two tribes in Alaska and a third in Washington State will get $25 million each to retreat to higher ground."

"WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will give three Native tribes $75 million to move away from coastal areas or rivers, one of the nation’s largest efforts to date to relocate communities that are facing an urgent threat from climate change.

The three communities — two in Alaska, and one in Washington State — will each get $25 million to move their key buildings onto higher ground and away from rising waters, with the expectation that homes will follow. The federal government will give eight more tribes $5 million each to plan for relocation.

“It gave me goose bumps when I found out we got that money,” said Joseph John Jr., a council member in Newtok, a village in southwest Alaska where the land is quickly eroding. It will receive $25 million to relocate inland. “It will mean a lot to us.”"

Christopher Flavelle reports for the New York Times November 30, 2022.

Source: NYTimes, 12/01/2022