A study of subsistence foods at St. Lawrence Island shows how contaminants carried to the far north by atmospheric and ocean currents persist for years, burdening the region’s Indigenous people.
There are no microreactors operating anywhere in the United States, but a few pilot projects are planned, including one at Eielson Air Force Base.
Researchers estimate that soot, or black carbon, pollution in the most popular and accessible part of Antarctica is causing an extra inch of snowpack shrinkage every year.
Viola Waghiyi of Savoonga is one of the 26 members chosen for a new White House advisory council on environmental justice.
The plaintiffs say the federal Environmental Protection Agency is shirking its duty to update its rules so they reflect the latest science on how dispersants affect the environment.
An EPA report shows Alaska’s Red Dog Mine is a major contributor of chemical releases in the region. But state officials claim the numbers delivered by the EPA do not reflect the risk of exposure to the public.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists discovered “concerning levels” of the pesticide Penta in soils around power poles running through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
Between decommissioned defense sites and contaminated currents, the Bering Strait Region is particularly vulnerable to toxic pollution.
They traveled to Nome for a conference to discuss high rates of cancer, developmental disabilities and other diseases linked to contaminants and former military sites in the Bering Strait.
State agencies no longer need a Department of Environmental Conservation permit to use herbicides and pesticides on state property and rights of way.