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Community-Based Science to Protect Future Generations

Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-Alaska) Webinar: September 30, 2022 entitled – Community-Based Science to Protect Future Generations

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View and download presentation slides here (pdf format)

Since CHE-Alaska’s last update on Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) with the communities of Sivuqaq (traditional name for Saint Lawrence Island) in 2017, an additional six peer-reviewed papers have been published (see reference section below) with findings pertaining to the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POP’s) on the Arctic ecosystem, food web, and

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CHE Cafe: Environmental Health & Justice in the Arctic with ACATs Pamela Miller and Viola Waghiyi

ACAT’s very own Pamela Miller and Viola Waghiyi are guests on the next CHE Cafe entitled Environmental Health & Justice in the Arctic on September 20 at 10:00 am

Our partners at the national Collaborative on Health and Environment (CHE) are hosting a series of CHE Cafes, and this is the second installment.

Register and read more about this webinar on CHE’s website. 

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To mark their 20th anniversary, the Collaborative on Health and Environment (CHE) is hosting a series

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Pollution and the planet: perspectives on being outside the ‘Safe Operating Space’ 

Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-Alaska) Webinar: June 29, 2022 entitled – Pollution and the planet: perspectives on being outside the ‘Safe Operating Space’ 

Watch the recording here.

View Dr. Cornell’s presentation slides.

The more that scientists understand about global environmental changes, the more we recognize the role of life in shaping the dynamics of the Earth system. Huge scientific efforts have been made to assess the scale and pace of human impacts on the planet, especially

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New PFAS Test Results Reveal Water Contamination in Anchorage and Fairbanks

ACAT’s testing shows 12 popular lakes in Anchorage and Fairbanks North Star Borough are polluted with toxic PFAS chemicals, which are linked with liver and kidney damage, reproductive and development harm, immune system impairment, and certain cancers

PFAS was found in Anchorage lakes including DeLong Lake, Little Campbell Lake, Sand Lake, Sundi Lake, and Spenard Lake/Lake Hood, which contained the highest levels at 674.7 parts per trillion (ppt). That is nearly ten

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