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Obama pledges funding to help bolster Alaskan climate resilience

US President unveils plans to boost climate resilience in Arctic state, where warming is happening at double the speed of the rest of the continental US

Denali, previously known as Mount McKinley, above the Wonder Lake in Alaska
Obama announced billions of dollars of funding to help Alaskans combat climate change • Photograph: BillC

US President Barack Obama yesterday announced a wide range of initiatives designed to tackle the effects of climate change in Alaska, on the last day of his high profile visit to the northernmost state.

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