Previewing Alaska Forum on the Environment 2024 | Talk of Alaska

three windmills on top of a hill at sunset
Windmills are easily visible from Kodiak’s road system. The island gets nearly 100% of its electricity from renewable energy. (Brian Venua/KMXT)

The Alaska Forum on the Environment has worked to get contaminants out of Alaska’s land, water and air for more than 30 years. Once a year, they bring representatives from the military, state, federal and tribal governments together with industry leaders to discuss new methods for removing marine debris, responding to oil spills, tackling legacy pollution, and addressing climate change. We talk with presenters about the latest ways to protect the health of Alaska’s ecosystem on this Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Kurt Eilo, Executive Director, Alaska Forum
  • Rick Thoman, Alaska Climate Specialist, International Arctic Research Center at UAF
  • Patricia Cochran, Executive Director, Alaska Native Science Commission



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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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