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Coping with Climate Anxiety

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Do you also have a gnawing, seemingly ever-present hum in the back of your head — an intrusive thought about the immensity of the climate crisis and your own minuscule ability to do anything...

Fish Monitoring

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Can We Clean Up Humboldt Bay Before the Sea Rises?

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The industrial legacy of the 20th Century left many contaminated sites around Humboldt Bay. Our second special episode on communities at risk from sea level rise features local residents talking about several of the...

Friends of the Dunes

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Klamath River Update

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Hydrogen Buses Coming to Humboldt

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Mass transit along California’s North Coast is difficult. The long distances between rural communities are trouble for ordinary battery-powered electric buses, which don’t have the range to make there-and-back trips. Hydrogen buses, however, are...

Is Humboldt Bay the Canary in the Coal Mine for Sea Level Rise?

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Join us for the first in a special series on sea level rise featuring local residents who share their thoughts on the challenges and potential solutions facing our region. Many thanks to Marnie Atkins,...

Delving Deeper into Port Electrification

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The Humboldt Bay Harbor District has been in the news a lot this year. The Harbor District has committed to a “green terminal” strategy that commits the District to a goal of a zero...

Greening the Grid

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Humboldt County’s transmission infrastructure is old. Connections to the larger grid are weak and undersized, forcing Humboldt to be reliant on the fracked gas-burning Humboldt Bay Generating Station because we cannot pull enough power...

Declining Access to Public Spaces

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On this week’s episode of the EcoNews Report, host Alicia Hamann from Friends of the Eel River is joined by long-time Eureka resident and fisherman Steve Rosenberg and Humboldt Trails Council’s Advisory Chair Karen...

How Did the Harbor District Land Almost Half a Billion Dollars?

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Have you ever wondered what exactly the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District does, who runs it, and how on earth did they manage to get a $426 million federal grant for a...

Supply Skepticism: Can Building More Housing Reduce Costs?

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In politically progressive circles, a strange phenomenon can occur. Supply skepticism, the belief that housing prices are divorced from impacts to housing supply, abounds. On this week’s EcoNews Report, Professor Vicki Been from the...

Coho Salmon in Downtown Arcata?

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Are there Coho salmon in small urban streams like Jolly Giant and Janes Creek? If so, how often, and how far upstream do they go? Our guests, fisheries biologists Colton Dixon and Darrren Ward,...

Our New Years’ Poetry Show

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Start your new year on a poetic note. Poets Jerry Martien and Katy Gurin join the EcoNews for our annual new year’s poetry reading. Do you have an environmental-themed poem that you want read...

Barred Owls Impact More than Spotted Owls

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On this week’s EcoNews Report, spotted owl experts Dave Wiens and Peter Carlson join bird nerds Ken Burton and Tom Wheeler to discuss barred owls and their impact to West Coast ecosystems. The barred...

The Bird Buzz with Ken Burton

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On this week’s EcoNews Report, Humboldt’s preeminent bird nerd, Ken Burton, drops by the show to discuss the bird buzz. The Christmas Bird Count is coming up. This bird count is very important to...

Meet the Energy Superstar at the Hoopa Valley Public Utilities District

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The Hoopa Valley Tribe is engaged in exciting work to help promote a greener, more resilient power grid. And they are being recognized for their good work! Linnea Jackson, the general manager of the...

New Laws

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On this week's EcoNews Report, Colin Fiske from the Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities and Matt Simmons from EPIC provide a legislative wrap-up (mostly transportation and housing-related topics). https://lostcoastoutpost.s3.amazonaws.com/loco-media/podcast/enclosure/3452/econews-20231118.mp3  

Rep. Huffman Talks Legislative Priorities

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Congressman Jared Huffman joins the show to discuss the current happenings in Washington D.C. — Who the heck is Speaker Mike Johnson? Will we pass a continuing budget resolution? Why would any thinking person...

How Much Do You Know About Humboldt Bay Oysters?

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Tune in for an interview with Sebastian Elrite of AquaRodeo Farms and Humboldt Bay Provisions to learn about Humboldt Bay oysters. Sebastian tells us all about how they are grown, why they’re good for...

HumCo Climate Action Plan Careening Towards Cliff?

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Environmental activists are concerned with the direction of the Humboldt County Climate Action Plan. The Plan, a to-do list of sorts describing what local jurisdictions can do to reach state-mandated greenhouse gas reductions, has...

Tsunamis, Sea Level Rise, and Humboldt Bay’s Spent Nuclear Waste Site

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This week, Cal Poly Humboldt Assistant Professor Jennifer Marlow and Graduate Research Assistant Alec Brown join Jen Kalt of Humboldt Waterkeeper to talk about the 44 Feet Project, which is focused on the future...

A Week Without Driving

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At the beginning of October, many local elected officials, planners and other community leaders in Humboldt County took on a simple but significant challenge: don't get behind the wheel of a car for seven...

The Latest on the Seismically Unsafe Scott Dam

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On this week’s episode of the EcoNews Report we reflect on the tragic dam failure in Libya last month and discuss why Scott Dam on the Eel River poses similar risks. The PG&E-owned dam...

What’s the Deal With All the Construction on Highway 101?

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Anyone who’s traveled between Arcata and Eureka lately has seen a whole lot of construction going on. Humboldt County Supervisor and Coastal Commissioner Mike Wilson joins co-hosts Jen Kalt (Humboldt Baykeeper) and Colin Fiske...