Environment & Health

Eagle Alaska

Exacerbated by global warming, Yukon river flooding destroys the historic Alaskan fishing village called Eagle.
Jean Turner in front of the historic Customs House, which was shoved forty feet up the riverbank by ice. | Credit: SAM HARRELL

Lots of writers - Jack London, James Michener, and John McPhee - have fallen in love with the former Gold Rush boom town of Eagle, Alaska. This summer the Yukon River flooded, devastating Eagle. Eagle-smitten poet Ted Genoways traveled there to see the damage. Produced by Jesse Dukes.

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Produced in cooperation with Mother Jones Magazine, with travel support from The Nation Institute.

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Ted Genoways

Ted Genoways

Ted Genoways is an award-winning writer and editor.

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