Across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, temperatures have reached far below zero for weeks, freezing pipes in homes across the region. For many people, that means a return to a way life before running water and flush toilets.
Bethel resident Renee Gregory is relearning how to use a honeybucket. Inside her home, she’s snaking a metal auger down her toilet. Every day for the past week, she’s been working to free up her drains since her house pipes froze in temperatures reaching almost negative 50 degrees with wind chill…read more