ACAT News & Updates

Podcast Available: Plastics and Chemicals in the Marine Environment—Effects on Seabirds in the Bering Sea and on Global Marine Ecosystems

CHE-Alaska call recorded January 25, 2017

Podcast

On this call, Veronica Padula, graduate student at the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at University of Alaska discusses her research project investigating the effects of plastic marine debris on seabird communities in the Bering Sea, particularly exposure to harmful plastic-associated compounds such as phthalates, known hormone disrupters. Christie Keith, International Coordinator at Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) talks about the science and implications of

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Feds Agree to New Deadline for Fairbanks Air Cleanup Plan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to an August deadline on whether to accept or reject a state plan to clean up heavily polluted Fairbanks air.

The agreement settles the first of two lawsuits filed against the agency by a pair of advocacy groups, Citizens for Clean Air and the Sierra Club, aimed at forcing the EPA enforce deadlines for a state cleanup of fine particulate, a pollutant

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360 North Covers the 2016 Children’s Environmental Health Summit

We are pleased to announce that 360 North will be showing the 2016 Children’s Environmental Health Summit as a series that will air on Monday nights at 8:30pm for 8 weeks beginning December 26th. Please see below for a schedule of the show, however please note that these times may change. For a full program, please visit the 360 North Program Schedule.

 

 

Mon 12/26/16 8:30 PM -WELCOME & PANEL OF COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Mon

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NEWS RELEASE 12/5/16 | U.S. PIRG Education Fund releases annual survey of toy safety

Survey finds dangerous toys on store shelves, shopping tips can help parents shop safe

facebook_post_2Anchorage, AK, Dec 5, 2016 – Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America’s store shelves, according to the Alaska Public Interest Research Group’s 31st annual Trouble in Toyland report. The survey of hazardous toys found that, despite recent progress, consumers must still be wary when shopping this holiday season.

The report reveals the results of laboratory testing

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Recording Available – Reflections and Recommendations from the Alaska Children’s Environmental Health Summit

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 9:00 am – 10:00 am (Alaska Time)

Presentation Slides (PDF)

Recording

Alaska kidsIn October, ACAT convened the first Children’s Environmental Health Summit in Alaska to address growing concerns about disproportionate exposures to environmental contaminants experienced by children in the circumpolar north.

Listen to this call to hear conference highlights and learn ways you can help protect the health of Alaska’s children. Presenters: Elise Miller, Director, Collaborative

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Saying NO to Nonstick

“We don’t talk nonstick in polite company . . . A well-cured iron skillet is as slippery as anything needs to get.”

                                                                                                                     

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