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Career Opportunity: Project Assistant

Summary If you’ve got a burning desire to change the world, we’ve got a job for you. Join our small-but-mighty team that’s punching above its weight to win environmental justice and a climate-stable future for Alaska and the world. You’ll be part of a tight-knit, supportive team that loves coming to work every day to…

Career Opportunity: Environmental Justice Organizer

Summary If you are passionate about environmental, reproductive, and social justice, this could be your dream job! Join our small-but-mighty team that’s punching above its weight to win environmental justice and a climate-stable future for Alaska and the world. You’ll be part of a tight-knit, supportive team that loves coming to work every day to…

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

CHE-Alaska’s June 29 webinar was a presentation on Pollution & the planet: perspectives on being outside the ‘Safe Operating Space’ from the co-author Dr. Sarah Cornell from the Stockholm Resilience Centre. The more that scientists understand about global environmental changes, the more we recognize the role of life in shaping the dynamics of the Earth…

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…

The Urgency of Addressing “Forever Chemicals:” The Scientific Basis for Managing PFAS as a Chemical Class

On Thursday, April 14 CHE-Alaska was joined by Carol Kwiatkowski, lead author of the recently published research paper Scientific Basis for Managing PFAS as a Chemical Class (link to paper). PFAS are a large class of highly persistent ‘forever chemicals’ used in a wide variety of industrial and consumer products we use every day. These…

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