EcoNews Report Archive - 2014

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December 25, 2014 - No show due to Christmas holiday.

December 18, 2014 -Jennifer Savage interviews Joe Tyzburczy, Sean Craig, Brian Tissot about the rocky intertidal zone with a look at new progress being made in understanding sea star wasting disease, also spending some time in the field with a group of scientists and students surveying inside and outside North Coast marine protected areas as part of the baseline monitoring studies underway.

December 11, 2014 - Dan Ehresman interviews ML Lincoln  about her new documentary Wrenched which explores how Edward Abbey's anarchistic spirit and riotous novels influenced and helped guide the nascent environmental movement of the 1970s and 80s, and how that spirit is alive today.

December 4, 2014 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Pete Nichols, National Director of the Waterkeeper Alliance, which is celebrating 15 years of protecting rivers, bays and coastal waters around the world.

November 27, 2014 - No show due to Thanksgiving holiday.

November 20, 2014 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Erik Schlagenhauf, Hog Island Oyster Company's Director of Farm Operations, about their oyster seed cultivation facility in Fairhaven and future plans for growing oysters in Humboldt Bay.

November 13, 2014 - Dan Ehresman interviews David Rains Wallace and Michael Kauffmann, two celebrated nature writers, about ecoliteracy and ecocriticism. David Rains Wallace discusses his new book, Articulate Earth: Adventures in Ecocriticism.

November 6, 2014 - Scott Greacen interviews Julie Weeder, Recovery Coordinator for the Northern California office of the National Marine Fisheries Service, about the recently released final draft of the Coho Recovery Plan. 

October 30, 2014 - Jennifer Savage interviews Marna Powell about the history of the Humboldt Lagoons State Park and this Saturday's benefit to reopen Dry Lagoon Campground.

October 23, 2014 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Jerry Rohde, a local and historian and author, about his new book, "Both Sides of the Bluff, a History of Humboldt County Places, Vol. I."

October 16, 2014 - Dan Ehresman interviews Matthew Marshall, Executive Director of Redwood Coast Energy Authority, and Noah Levy, Arcata-based land and water conservation consultant, about the People's Climate March, climate action and local energy strategies. 

October 9, 2014 - Scott Greacen interviews Mourad Gabriel, biologist with the Integral Ecology Research Center, and Noah Greenwald, Endangered Species Coordinator with the Center for Biological Diversity, about the widespread contamination of fisher populations by rodenticides and the proposed listing of fishers as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

October 2, 2014

September 25, 2014 - Jennifer Savage interviews Noel Perry and Shawn Blosser about the California Water Challenge, a simulation of some tough choices Californians face in seeking to meet the increasing demands on its limit water supplies. The California Water Challenge lets users decide how to bring the state's water supply and demand into balance.

September 18, 2014 - Dan Ehresman talks with Scott Greacen of Friends of the Eel River about climate change, drought, and the changes we need to instigate for a more resilient future.

September 11, 2014 - Jennifer Kalt talks with Justin Rohde about his new book, Hiking Oregon and California's Wild Rivers Country

September 4, 2014 - Scott Greacen of Friends of the Eel River interviews Ryan Henson, Senior Policy Director of the California Wilderness Coalition, about the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the importance of wilderness to California and the nation.

August 28, 2014 - Jennifer Savage interviews Bridget Hand, Assistant Manager of HSU's Center Activities, about the upcoming Paddlefest - involving paddling instruction, free demonstrations, and gear vendors - to encourage paddling activities on Humboldt Bay. 

August 21, 2014 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Rob Hulmlund and Aldaron Laird about the Climate Change Pilot Study for adapting CalTrans' roadways in Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, and Lake Counties to weather sea level rise, increased flooding, erosion, landslides and fire frequency. 

August 14, 2014 Dan Ehresman interviews Frankie Myers and Molly White about dire conditions on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers due to drought and water diversions, and the possibility of a massive fish kill.

August 7, 2014 - Jennifer Savage gives an overview of what's happening off our local coast including HSU's new underwater exploration device, Ocean Night with Angel Azul and the MPA Collaborative.

July 31, 2014 - Natalynne DeLapp interviews Felice Pace, of the Klamath Forest Alliance, about grazing impacts on wilderness and other public lands.

July 24, 2014 - Jennifer Savage interviews Brandon Drucker, NEC's Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator, about what Coastal Cleanup Day is all about, why it's important, and how you can get involved.

July 17, 2014 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Jasmin Segura, Humboldt Baykeeper's Bay Explorations Coordinator, about this summer's free, bilingual Bay Explorations Tours, and Don Allan of Trinidad Coastal Land Trust about the new Little River segment of the Coastal Trail to connect Westhaven to the Hammond Trail.

July 10, 2014 - Dan Ehresman interviews Monte Merrick, co-director of Bird Ally X and Humboldt Wildlife Care Center, and Natalynne DeLapp, Executive Director of EPIC about victory for wolves in California, animal abuses at the hands of federal agency Wildlife Services, and changes at EPIC.

July 3, 2014 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Sarah Green about the first Humboldt Bay Critter Crawl, a 4.5 mile open-water swim in Humboldt Bay to benefit the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center and celebrate local swimming opportunities.

June 26, 2014 -Scott Greacen interviews Don McEnhill, of Russian Riverkeeper, about water diversion issues and their impact on wildlife and habitat.

June 19, 2014 - Scott Greacen interviews Monte Merrick about the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center, Bird Ally X, and wildlife rehabilitation.

June 12, 2014 - Jennifer Savage interviews Tibora Girczyc-Blum about SCRAP Humboldt, waste diversion and creative reuse.

June 5, 2014 - Scott Greacen interviews Noah Greenwald, Endangered Species Director with the Center for Biological Diversity, about species distribution and extinction.

May 29, 2014 - Jennifer Kalt talks with Scott Greacen about open space and riparian buffer issues with the General Plan Update, and Larry Goldberg about the upcoming Sustainable Living Fair.

May 22, 2014 - Jennifer Savage interviews Janet Dickey of the North Coast Marine Mammal Center about recent rescues of Northern elephant seal "weaners."

May 15, 2014 - Scott Greacen interviews Craig Tucker, Klamath Coordinator for the Karuk Tribe, about dams, DamNation, and the removal of deadbeat dams.

May 8, 2014 - Dan Ehresman interviews Trinity County activist Jeff Morris and artist Rick Tolley about the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the 30th Anniversary of the California Wilderness Act, and the upcoming art show Wilderness and Her Rivers.

May 1, 2014 - Gary Graham Hughes of EPIC interviews filmmaker James Balog about climate change and his breathtaking film Chasing Ice, which examines the melting of Arctic glaciers.

April 24, 2014 - Scott Greacen interviews Mikal Jakubal about dams, the importance of dam removal, and the new film DamNation, premiering in Arcata May 1 at Ocean Night.

April 17, 2014 - Jennifer Savage interviews Andela Haseltine Pozzi (Executive Director) about the innovated Washed Ashore Project, and Dave Feral of Mad River Alliance about the Growing Green in 2014 Workshops.

April 10, 2014 - Dan Ehresman interviews Ken Burton and Sue Leskiw of the Audubon Society about the 20th Annual Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival.

April 3, 2014 - Scott Greacen interviews Hezekiah Allen about our reliance on fossil fuels for energy, fracking, and calls for a moratorium in Humboldt County and the state.

March 27, 2014 - Jennifer Savage interviews Janet Dickey of the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center about their work and the appropriate behaviors for beachgoers who find a stranded pinniped.

March 20, 2014 -  Jennifer Kalt interviews Hezekiah Allen about Humboldt County Conservation Action, a newly-form PAC focused on environmental issues; General Plan Update, Bay Delta Conservation Plan, CA water bond.

March 13, 2014 -  Dan Ehresman interviews Jared Zystro of Organic Seed Alliance, Rita Jacinto of Flying Blue Dog Farm, and Colin Fiske of GMO Free Humboldt about the 16th Annual Seed and Plant Exchange, Humboldt's 2014 GMO ordinance, and the connection to seed saving and food sovereignty.

March 6, 2014 -  Jennifer Savage interviews Scott Greacen of Friends of the Eel River about the Eel River Symposium proceedings.

February 27, 2014 - Jennifer Savage, NEC's new Coastal Programs Director, interviews Steve Mashuda, staff attorney at Earthjustice, about the Navy's plans for sonar testing along the west coast.

February 20, 2014 - Jennifer Kalt interviews multiple people at the Harbor District/HSU open house regarding the future of the former pulp mill.

February 13, 2014 - Dan Ehresman interviews Dan Mar of High Tide Permaculture and Mark DuPont of Sandy Bar Ranch, Klamath Knot Permaculture and Mid-Klamath Watershed Center about water-wise strategies for healthy watersheds and resilient communities.

February 6, 2014 - Dan Ehresman interviews third district Humboldt County Supervisor Mark Lovelace and Craig Tucker, Klamath Coordinator for the Karuk Tribe, about North Coast water issues, California’s drought and the State Assembly’s water bond proposal.

January 30, 2014 - Dan Ehresman interviews Jennifer Savage and Jennifer Kalt about the NEC's Coastal Programs and cooperative work between the NEC and Humboldt Baykeeper.

January 16, 2014- Ken Burton interviews Jonathan Schulz, District Conservationist with NRCS, about agriculture and working lands conservation. 

January 9, 2014 - Scott Greacen interviews Mike Furniss about California's epic drought, including the larger context and consequences.

January 2, 2014 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Darren Mierau about the appeal of a quarry reclamation plan by Humboldt Baykeeper and CalTrout to protect water quality and fish habitat in Rocky Creek, a small tributary to Humboldt Bay.

 





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