Inupiat

A Forward Looking Infrared image from the incident location, taken during an overflight on April 14, 2017. Well 2 and the extent of crude misting is visible on the snow within the red-lined area.

UPDATE: Natural Gas Leak Near Alaskan Native Village Stopped

Authorities were able to stop the leak after nearly four days.

Inupiat eskimo children play along the banks of the frozen Arctic Ocean June 7, 2006, in Browerville, Alaska. Scientists now know that climate change will submerge or destroy much of their coastal land, including the village of Shaktoolik.

READ: Alaskan Villages Must Decide to Leave or Stay as Sea Levels Rise

Storms are taking an average of 38,000 square feet a year from the town of Shaktoolik.