1. Contaminants, climate and the Arctic Ocean: What can we do in this sea of change?

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    Coast to Coast Seminar Series: "Contaminants, climate and the Arctic Ocean: What can we do in this sea of change?" Live from University of Victoria Dr. Robie Macdonald Fisheries and Oceans Canada Date: Nov 27, 2012 Abstract During the past three decades the Arctic has been undergoing unprecedented change due to global warming. In addition to stress brought on by warming, the inhabitants of the Arctic are exposed to industrial and agricultural contaminants that have arrived there via air and water. I will examine some of the interactions between climate change/variability and contaminants mainly with the view of showing the need for understanding linkages between system components before proposing action. Interactions make it exceptionally difficult to isolate the consequences of these two sorts of stresses. Finally, I will look at the processes by which issue-oriented science gets funded and some of the problems we face as a society in using the resultant science to prioritize action through policy.

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    • (Part 2) Straight from the Experts: Metals and Contaminants in Biosolids

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      A workshop presented by the Northwest Biosolids Management Association featured two research scientists who have helped shape our understanding of potential risks from metals and contaminants when biosolids are used to improve soils and fertilize crops. Part 2. Rufus Chaney, U.S. Department of Agriculture Dr. Chaney focused on trace metals in biosolids-amended soils and how the presence of these have declined dramatically over the years due to pretreatment regulations and loss of industry. Dr. Chaney reviewed the risk pathway approach used in setting pollutant limits for the federal biosolids rule and highlighted how biosolids are now used to reclaim contaminated mine sites, returning them to ecosystems that support both plant and animal life. Hosted by King County at the South Treatment Plant, Renton, WA, July 27, 2012

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      • 2011 April – Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Change

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        Session Chairs: Julia Schmale– Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany Jenny Fisher– APECS Atmospheric Sciences Discipline Co-Coordinator, Harvard University, USA Presentations: Pollution transported to the Arctic during the POLARCAT-France spring and summer campaigns: source regions and aerosol properties --- Boris Quennehen, Laboratoire de Meteorologie Physique at the Universite Blaise Pascal, France Source Identification and Airborne Chemical Characterization of Aerosol Pollution from long-range Transport over Greenland --- Julia Schmale, Max Planck-Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany Video Recording and Editing Team: Sam German and Jenny Baeseman Special thanks to Daniela Liggett and the University of Canterbury for hosting this session and to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) for funding of the editing, and to Norden for funding the project. About the APECS Virtual Poster Session This recording is part of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) effort focuses on bringing the concept of the poster presentation beyond the four walls of the conference hall and creates an online database of polar research poster publications. This project allows members with similar goals and interests to exchange information and assures a platform for the exchange of Arctic, Antarctic and Cryospheric research, policy, and education activities that are Shaping the Future of Polar Research. APECS is leading an effort towards e-conferences among polar researchers where participants can present their research findings to an international audience through web-based settings using the APECS website. As part of this project regular online virtual poster sessions are held. For more information or to find out about upcoming sessions, visit http://apecs.is/virtual-poster-session.

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        • (Part 1) Straight from the Experts: Metals and Contaminants in Biosolids

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          A workshop presented by the Northwest Biosolids Management Association featured two research scientists who have helped shape our understanding of potential risks from metals and contaminants when biosolids are used to improve soils and fertilize crops. Part 1. George O'Connor, University of Florida Dr. O'Connor focused on risk assessment of organic compounds in biosolids by tracing the history of evaluating compounds for the federal biosolids rule, 40 CFR Part 503, to present day concerns surrounding the fate of pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting chemicals and personal care products. Hosted by King County at the South Treatment Plant, Renton, WA, July 27, 2012

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          • February 1 2012 - Fiona Wong - Fate of Chiral Brominated Flame Retardants in Soils

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            The first webcast of the Contaminant Science Seminar from Stockholm University

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            • February 15 2012 - Magnus Breitholtz - The Role of Chemicals Control for Sustainable Development

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              The sound quality in this video is not as good as it could be. We have ordered a new microphone that should fix the problem for the next seminar!

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              • Identification of Unknown Organic Environmental Contaminants

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                • Susan Shaw - Brominated Flame Retardants and Other Emerging Contaminants Pose Health Risks to Northwest Atlantic Harbor Seals

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                  May 8, 2010 http://www.coa.edu The annual Northeast Region Stranding Network (NERS) Conference provides an opportunity for stranding network members and researchers to discuss issues, present data and share results related to marine mammal and sea turtle strandings. This year's conference took place May 6th through May 9th in Bar Harbor Maine and was hosted by College of the Atlantic, Allied Whale, Maine Department of Marine Resources and UNE MARC.

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                  • Kids Against Road Salt

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                    Kids Against Road Salt is an organization started by Grade 7 & 8 students at Star Academy in Mississauga to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of road salt on local watersheds, particularly Lake Ontario. This documentary was produced for the WaterDocs @ School Program, March 2014, where it was awarded First Place as "Best Project". http://kidsagainstroadsalt.wordpress.com/

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                    • Recovering the Southern Resident Killer Whale: 10 Years of Research and Conservation

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                      Learn what scientists have discovered in 10 years of studying the endangered Southern Resident killer whales. See the science behind recovering this charismatic creature, from collecting their poop to tracking them using satellite tags.

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