Quiz: Test Your Earth Day Knowledge

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How much do you know about Earth Day? Take this quiz to find out! Sources: Earthday.org, Earth Day Wikipedia   Which year did the first Earth Day take place? 1962 1970 1972 1990   Which day is...

Solutions Summit

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by Michael D. Pulliam REGENERATIVE FARMING TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE Scientists, farmers, the USDA, and President Biden are rallying around an idea that can pull tons of atmospheric carbon into the ground: Regenerative Farming. The Nature...

Get on Board for the Climate: Everybody Say OHM

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by Martha Walden for 350 Humboldt   Some friends of mine have a curious custom. A few times a month, usually in the evening, they turn off the power to their house. Everything goes dark and...

Creature Feature: Thatch Ants

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by Tom Lisle With wonder or horror, many of you may have noticed mounds of conifer needles and bits of dried grass teaming with ants at various places on the North Coast. These are nests...

Eye on Washington April, 2021

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by Dan Sealy, NEC Legislative analyst New Leadership  Transition for the new administration has been intentionally slowed by outgoing leadership. President Biden’s priority has been confirmation of officials in national security, economy and justice while conservation...
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Carbon Farming – A Win-Win?

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by Gifford Hall, Zero Waste Humboldt HSU Intern Agricultural and forestry practices account for at least 24% of global carbon emissions. Under current management practices, agriculture remains one of the leading contributors to global carbon...

The Post-Capitalism Conference: A Deep Dive For The Pearl Of Worldly Wisdom

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By Farzad Forouhar at Cooperation Humboldt Imagine a little tiny baby hamster that you can hold in your palm. Usually, hamsters double their weight every week up to ten to twelve weeks and then stop...
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Public Land Policies for the Biden Administration 

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by Felice Pace, North Group Executive Committee Member    In last issue’s Eye on Washington report, Dan Sealy included a short reference to President Biden’s sweeping Executive Order: Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad....
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New State Study Aims to Protect Drinking Water for 88,000 People

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Jennifer Kalt, Director   More than a decade after declaring an “Imminent and Substantial Endangerment” to public health from contaminated groundwater moving toward Mad River, the State Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is finally resuming...

Microplastics and Plankton

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by Ivy Munnerlyn, NEC Coastal Programs Coordinator If you’ve been reading EcoNews for a while, you’ve probably heard of microplastics. These tiny, ubiquitous plastic pieces are a major headache for folks who care about the...
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EPIC Joins the Fight to Preserve Jackson Demonstration State Forest

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Matt Simmons, EPIC The land that is now called the Jackson Demonstration State Forest (“JDSF”) has been the home of the Coast Yuki and Northern Pomo peoples since time immemorial. The Coast Yuki and Northern...
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CNPS Happenings April 2021

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Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ CNPS welcomes anyone interested in native plants to join our events.  No expertise required. ................................................................. Evening Program Wednesday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. "Putting the Forest Back in Forestry.”   Rejecting the modern practice of managing forests...

Historic Public Lands Bill Passes the House With Bipartisan Support

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By Amanda Barragar and Ryan Henson   On February 26, the House of Representatives, with support from both Republicans and Democrats, passed the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (H.R. 803) with a 227-200 vote....

No More Acknowledgements, It’s Time We Act on Learning and Teaching Indigenous Knowledge

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By Puanani Faleofa Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) Water and Land Protector   We need more water and land protectors. California has both a water and land crisis. Save California Salmon, HSU Native American Studies, Tribes and School Districts...

Andrea Pickart, Kin to the Earth

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  by Annie Eicher and Linda Miller   We are pleased to offer this tribute to our dear friend and colleague, Andrea Pickart, a true Kin to the Earth. For nearly forty years, we’ve enjoyed Andrea’s friendship...

Best of the Best! Our Lanphere and Ma-le’l Dunes

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  by Dan Sealy In the mid 1980’s Peter Alpert (now Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts - Amherst) was conducting his postdoctoral botany work at Año Nuevo and became interested in coastal dunes....

Expanding Redwood National Park in 1978: A Critical Act to Save the Park...

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article and photos by Dave Van de Mark Late in 1968, Redwood National Park became a reality!  It was clearly a last chance act to save some large blocks of virgin forest that were being...

Letters to EcoNews

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  Small 'd' democracy - water and power   You don't want to swap water with the folks in Flint, MI, and you don't want to swap electricity reliability with anyone in Texas. Water and electricity are essential....

Hot Off the Press: Redwood Creek Watershed Studies

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New report captures 50 years of institutional knowledge about the NPS/USGS Redwood Creek watershed studies. Find the report here. The story of Redwood National Park (RNP) is one of landscape disturbance, recovery and resilience, uniquely documented...

Godwit Days Festival Returns, Goes Virtual

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  You may be among the people who’ve been wondering what is happening with Godwit Days in 2021. Will it again be postponed due to Covid-19? Well, the suspense is over! The Godwit Days Spring Migration...

News From the Center

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by Larry Glass and Carrie Tully Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act Our Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act, authored by North Coast Representative Jared Huffman, was packaged together with many other public...