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More Harm than Good: New Science, Legal Actions, and Policy on Oil Spill Dispersants

CHE-Alaska Teleconference: April 29th, 2020 Sign up here On April 20, 2010, an explosion on British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico caused the largest marine oil spill in history. Nearly 2 million gallons of chemical dispersants were deployed in the Gulf in an attempt to dissipate the spill. Following the

The Role of Mycoremediation in Alaska: Applications and limitations of mushroom-based bioremediation in cool climates

CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded on March 25, 2020 You can listen to the recording here Download the presentation slides here There is a growing body of evidence supporting the application of mycoremediation in cool climates. Specialists at Sustainable Earth Research, Far North Fungi, and Paxaro Solutions (The Fungi Alliance) have completed pilot studies at petroleum contaminated

Holding Corporations Accountable for Contamination: The Role of Litigation, Regulation, and Research to Address the PFAS Problem

CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Download presentation slides here Listen to the recording here About the call: A growing body of evidence indicates per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widespread and long-lived in our environment, common in people's bodies, and harmful to our health. This class of "forever chemicals" has few regulations, and