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‘It’s a different worldview’

November 26, 2020
The people of the Swinomish tribe in Washington State have a deep knowledge of how climate change is affecting their coast — after all, the People of the Salmon have fished there for 10,000 years. They have responded with a climate strategy that takes the long view, restoring salmon habitat, rebu...
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