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  • The eroding bank of the Ninglick River at Newtok, Alaska, has long been a problem for the village 480 miles west of Anchorage and other Alaska communities. Erosion is attacking Kivalina as well as Newtok so rapidly that residents could be forced to seek refuge elsewhere. (Associated Press)

    Virginia ruling aids Alaska climate suit

    The Virginia Supreme Court has handed down an unprecedented ruling on companies' liability for global warming-related damages — a first-in-the-nation decision that could portend massive consequences for energy companies and environmental lawyers.

  • Va. court sides with insurer in global warming case

    The Virginia Supreme Court ruled in favor of an insurance company Friday in the nation's first legal test of whether insurers may be liable for claims arising from global warming.

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