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News from the Center

by Larry Glass and Carrie Tully Here are some of the issues we've been talking about. Pacific Northwest Heat Storm We were a little unnerved, but not...

Let’s Talk About the Future

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Northcoast Environmental Center staff   A half-century is a long time to do anything, but fifty years as a coalition of environmental groups is particularly impressive....

Letter to EcoNews: County and State Officials are Trading Our Fish and Owls for...

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  Local officials in county government and those in relevant state agencies are trading away our fish, owls, and other important elements of our natural...

Into the Wild 

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by Dan Sealy As a young man moving to Arcata from Oklahoma in 1970 to attend HSU, I had little-to-zero experience with the typical outdoor...

Remembering Arcata Community Recycling Center’s Origin Story

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by Maggie Gainer Following Earth Day 1970, drop-off recycling programs run by volunteers sprung up in college towns all across the U.S. With the leadership...

Married to the Movement

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by Chris Jenican Beresford   My involvement with the NEC is quite different from others in that I was married to Tim McKay from 1976 through...

Lucille and Dave Got in “Good and Necessary Trouble”

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By Sue Leskiw The late Congressman John Lewis described his involvement in the Civil Rights movement as getting in “good trouble, necessary trouble.” That phrase...

Women of the Early NEC

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by John Amodio, former NEC Executive Director   The early 1970’s, when the NEC was founded, was a tumultuous time in America.  “Liberation” was the common...

Persistence, Conviction and Citizen Science Lead to a Win for Spring Chinook

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By Caroline Griffith  On Wednesday, June 16, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to list Klamath spring Chinook salmon as threatened under the California...

La persistencia, convicción y ciencia ciudadana logran una victoria para el Chinook de Primavera

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Por Caroline Griffith Traducción por Johanna Rivera El miércoles 16 de junio, la Comisión de Pesca y Caza de California votó a favor de incluir el...
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Does Forest Service have an Obligation to Clean Up Hazardous Waste?

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New Lawsuit Launched Seeks to Compel Remediation of Public Land EPIC—together with our allies at the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Californians for Alternatives to Toxics, Northcoast...
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Clam Beach Pollution Mystery Solved?

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  Jennifer Kalt, Director   Last month, Clam Beach landed on Heal the Bay's “Beach Bummer” list of California's most polluted beaches yet again, getting an 'F'...
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War on Wild Horses on Northeast California’s Devil’s Garden Plateau 

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by Felice Pace, Redwood Chapter Grazing Chair    Over recent decades the number of reporters and editors delivering news to Americans has declined sharply. Staff no...
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Summertime and the Living’s Easy without Plastic

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  By Jess Barger, ZWH Projects Manager   You may be familiar with the statistic that about 10% of plastic waste generated in the U.S. every year...
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CNPS Happenings — August 2021

      Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ CNPS welcomes everyone.  No expertise required. ................................................................. Evening Programs will resume in September--we hope in-person as well as via Zoom! ................................................................................................... Field Trips Pay attention to the...

Nexus: Food Holds the Power to Harm or Heal

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by Tamara McFarland, Cooperation Humboldt Food holds power. The power to heal or to harm. To connect or to divide. To restore or to exploit....

Get Ready for Coastal Cleanup Month 2021!

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by Ivy Munnerlyn, Coastal Programs Coordinator   Well, folks...it’s that time of year again! At the NEC, August means one thing: Coastal Cleanup Day is right...

Book Review: Working Together on Working Together, The ‘Prosocial’ Method for Building Cooperative Groups

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By Michael D. Pulliam   Why do people cooperate together? How can you help a group you care about to function well instead of stalling out...

Eye on Washington August 2021

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by Dan Sealy For 50 years, EcoNews Documents That Change Is Slow Readers of the early EcoNews might be surprised and somewhat baffled that many, if...

Get On Board For The Climate: Proceeding with Caution

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by Martha Walden for 350 Humboldt   Like everything else, aquaculture has its benefits and drawbacks. At a time when fisheries are collapsing around the world...

Solutions Summit

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by Michael D. Pulliam HSU'S COMMERCIAL SEAWEED FARM Humboldt Bay is host to California's first commercially-approved seaweed farm, thanks to a partnership between Humboldt State University...