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In Gambell, a Focus on Pollution

Pollution researcher in Gambell, Alaska

Earlier this summer, a very special community education course in a key part of KNOM’s listening area highlighted a growing awareness of pollution in our region. With your support, KNOM was on the front lines of this crucial story.

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Update News: December 24th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell certifies a proposal to require legislative approval of large-scale mining activity in the Bristol Bay region; Gambell households receive walrus tusks, but ivory eludes monetary translation; Magnetometers gaining prominence in Alaska arctic drilling. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-24-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 6th, 2013

In Friday’s news: State is launching website and phone-lines for families in need of aid after November storms; Multi-agency effort works to organize aid and relief efforts to communities on St. Lawrence Island; Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group concludes conference with discussion of Ambler Road Project; Dead birds of St. Lawrence Island killed by…

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Update News: September 18th, 2013

In Wednesdays news: Alaska Community Action on Toxics starts campaign to provide real aid to economic disaster victims on St. Lawrence Island; According to recent reports, Alaska’s Red King Crab fishery could crash in a few decades; Nome Joint Utility Board met to discuss fuel costs, electrical grid, and construction in Nome. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/09/2013-09-18-knom-update-news.mp3

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Profile: Military Toxins

Alaska Community Action on Toxics was in Nome on Monday with retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant, Jerry Ensminger, to talk about how military toxins are affecting local communities. Ensminger has been working for sixteen years to hold the military accountable for polluting the environment. These military toxins are linked with cancer and other illnesses around…

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