September 18, 2007

Droughts, floods for Indians

Report:  Climate shift to hit Indians hard

Droughts could set off water wars among Southwest tribes, and rising seas may flood Indian lands in Florida and Alaska, the study says.Climate change likely will hit American Indians especially hard as rising seas flood Miccosukee and Seminole lands in Florida and droughts trigger water wars between Southwestern tribes and others, according to a new report.

Among the hardest hit will be Alaska's native people, University of Colorado at Boulder law professors and scientists said Monday in the report.

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