ACAT News & Updates

The Proposed Pebble Mine and Threats to Our Ways of Life: Bristol Bay Communities’ Ongoing Efforts to Protect Our Culture and Health

CHE-Alaska Webinar: Recorded on September 30th, 2020

You can listen to the recording here  (https://youtu.be/V5EvebQGH2s).

The proposed Pebble Mine, situated in the Bristol Bay watershed that is home to the world’s largest wild salmon runs, has been a contentious issue for Alaskans for many years. The debate about the mine continues to garner local and national media attention as the Pebble Partnership attempts to secure the necessary state and federal permits. In addition to projected environmental damage to wetlands, streams, and rivers

By |September 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Proposed Pebble Mine and Threats to Our Ways of Life: Bristol Bay Communities’ Ongoing Efforts to Protect Our Culture and Health

Lessons Learned from the Alaskan Home Garden: Consequences and Alternatives to Pesticide Use for our Soils, Plants, and Ourselves

CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded on July 29th, 2020

You can listen to the recording here.

As research into soil ecology and pesticide toxicity continues to expand, it is increasingly clear that our reliance on pesticides in and around our homes, in particular in our gardens, is disconnected with the current scientific consensus. Old habits, however, are hard to break. What has become increasingly clear is that many so-called problems have non-pesticide solutions, can often

By |July 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lessons Learned from the Alaskan Home Garden: Consequences and Alternatives to Pesticide Use for our Soils, Plants, and Ourselves

Glyphosate – Bad for Weeds but Also Bad for People and Pets

“Do I love my lawn more than I love my family and my neighbors?”

Gardening guru Jeff Lowenfels asks a good question in his weekly column:  “Do I love my (weed-free) lawn more than I love my family and my neighbors?”

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Round-Up and other weed-and-feed formulations, is deadly to dandelions and other broad leaf weeds, but it’s also harmful to people and pets.

Take a look at ACAT’s new

By |June 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Glyphosate – Bad for Weeds but Also Bad for People and Pets