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AK Native Tribal Health Consortium gets EPA grant

...The water aspect of the project looks for tundra water sources where warmer seasons could result in a bacterial impact of mercury that is transported by air from Asia, according to the project proposal. Village water treatment systems don't measure...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-02-0
News
Researchers study Southeast Alaska watershed changes

...became a salmon stream? How much airborne mercury is being deposited in Alaska, and what...Some of Nagorski's research focuses on mercury's aerial arrival in Southeast Alaska...growing indications we have more and more mercury in Alaska, probably mostly from Asia...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-17/researchers-study-southeast-alas
Outdoors
Refuge loons help biologists track mercury

...monitoring project to track toxic environmental mercury across North America. Scientists use...ecological indicators to track levels of mercury contamination because loons are at the...accumulate environmental contaminants such as mercury in the tissues of their body. Mercury...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/091208/out_265980721.shtml
Search for the Rusty Blackbird begins

...Rusty Blackbird is now is extensively protected, changes in winter migration habitat from forests converted into farmland and mercury accumulation in river systems on breeding grounds could explain the population decline, he said."There are a number of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-10/search-for-the-rusty-blackbird-begin
News
An Outdoor View: A little mercury with your fish?

...live long lives, so they accumulate more mercury than short-lived species. Due to the risk of high mercury concentrations in fish in Puget Sound...month. What's the big concern about mercury in fish? In children, mercury can affect...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120310/out_745178585.shtml
Outdoors
State begins new mercury testing program for pregnant women

...test to all his pregnant patients. ''(Mercury levels) are worth checking, but if there's...division to review data on the levels of mercury in Alaska fish and humans. However...of methylmercury, a more toxic form of mercury that's been found to cause harm to developing...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/062002/ala_062002alapm0090001.shtml
Alaska
Winter Picnic showcases renovated Peninsula Food Bank...

As the mercury dropped outside the warmth inside was as cozy as a summers day at the first ever Winter Picnic at the Peninsula Food Bank on K-Beach...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2011-11-23/winter-picnic-showcases-renovate
Dispatch
Harvesting ice for art is a Peninsula Winter Games tradition

It started more than two weeks ago as the mercury hovered well below the zero mark and Soldotna Rotarians gathered at River Bend Lake off Beaver Loop Rd. for their annual fishing...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/020211/dis_779974158.shtml
Dispatch
Cutting down on light pollution neighborly thing to do

...glaring glow of our neighbor's yard light, reflected from high above his reflective white house, blasts our property with mercury vapor light, illuminating all of our buildings, property and home, creating an eerie green light that illuminates our closed...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/032210/let_499264676.shtml
Opinion
What others say: The 'right stuff' might cure what ails us

...seemed possible.Scott Carpenter, one of NASA's original Mercury 7 astronauts, died Thursday at age 88. He was the fourth...that spectrum. ...Godspeed to Astronaut Carpenter and his Mercury pioneers who went before him. They embodied the best of us...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-10-21/what-others-say-the-right-stuff-m
Opinion

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