- Shishmaref residents vote to move village to mainland
- Nearly all 169 registered voters show up to the village meeting to vote
(CNN)The Alaskan village of Shishmaref voted this week to surrender to global warming and move its ancestral home.
The poor village of mostly manufactured houses has been struggling with the idea of moving itself to the mainland at least since 2000, he said. But the financial cost and the emotional toll of leaving has always been too great for many of the residents.