Relevant Research: Dr. Frank von Hippel on environmental justice incidents globally and in Alaska

2012-06-07 by

Dr. Frank von Hippel is a biological sciences professor at UAA. His lab studies problems in ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecology and conservation biology.

In this talk, a Relevant Research lecture supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. von Hippel explains the relatively new field of “environmental justice” and offers an overview of classic examples from around the world and in Alaska.

Complicating factors for Alaska include 700 active and abandoned military sites with buried contaminants; and Alaska’s northern location, allowing mobile contaminants to travel over the globe and distill over colder Alaska, thus affecting Alaska subsistence foods.

This podcast was recorded on April 13, 2012 in Fine Arts 150.



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Green & Gold news site
Relevant Research announcement
Dr. Frank von Hippel
UAA bio page
Dr. Frank von Hippel
Publications page

Managing Oil and Gas Risk in the Arctic Offshore: a panel discussion

2011-05-05 by News, Sports, and Art

UAA hosts a panel discussion where participants will address the issues and concerns involved in managing oil and gas risks in the Arctic offshore. The distinguished group of panelists includes Fran Ulmer, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission; Catherine Foerster, Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission; Jeffery Loman, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement; and Karlene Roberts, Center for Catastrophic Risk Management.

This podcast was recorded on May 3, 2011.



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National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
Center for Catastrophic Risk Management

Jeff Welker, director of ENRI, on a new NASA-funded project in the Copper River watershed

2011-05-04 by

Jeff Welker is a professor of Biology and director of the Environment and Natural Resources Institute at UAA. He helped organize a panel on carbon recycling in the boreal and rain forest systems for the Classrooms for Climate conference. In this preview, he describes a new project involving the Copper River watershed, and also describes dramatic landscape shifts near McCarthy, a result of global warming.

His panel is Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m. in Rasmuson Hall. This interview was recorded on May 3, 2011.



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Classrooms for Climate
Conference homepage
Environment and Natural Resources Institute
Homepage; Jeff Welker, director
Jeff Welker
Bio page, ENRI

Dr. Thomas Lovejoy and "A Wild Solution to Climate Change"

2010-10-27 by News, Sports, and Art

Climate change, biodiversity, environmental conservation, the beauty of the natural world—all of these are topics that Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ph.D. knows very well. On Tuesday, Oct. 12, Lovejoy gave a free talk entitled, “A Wild Solution to Climate Change.” Listen to it here.

This podcast was recorded on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.



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Science panel discussion on evaluating oil spill impact

2010-09-10 by News, Sports, and Art

Michael Castellini (UAF), Paula Cullenberg (UAF) and Gunnar Knapp (UAA Institute for Social and Economic Research) discuss methods and issues with accurately evaluating the impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.



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