AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Lean Times in the Arctic Circle
Importing food all the way to Kotzebue, Alaska, a village inside the Arctic Circle, isn't exactly cheap. So the locals eat local, consuming everything from seals and moose to whales and Arctic cod. But as temperatures warm, threatening those same animals, people living in Arctic regions are losing their traditional food sources. OnEarth contributing editor Bruce Barcott visited Kotzebue for his Spring 2011 cover story "Arctic Fever" and learned about the importance of local food to some of our nation's most northerly residents. He discusses those lessons in an interview with Jaime Bedrin, accompanied by photos from Corey Arnold.