Ancient Native American burial site blasted for Trump border wall construction
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Ancient Native American burial site blasted for Trump border wall construction

Red-lettered signs warning of “BLASTING” began appearing over the past week at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a remote desert region in southwestern Arizona bordered by Mexico to the south and a Native American reservation to the east.Crews have been blasting the hillside while excavators and backhoes clear a path for the towering sections of…

Alaska Native ice cellars failing amid environmental changes
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Alaska Native ice cellars failing amid environmental changes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — For generations, people in Alaska’s far-north whaling villages have relied on hand-built ice cellars dug deep into the permafrost to age their subsistence food to perfection and keep it cold throughout the year.Scores of the naturally refrigerated food caches lie beneath these largely Inupiat communities, where many rely on hunting and…