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Reproductive Justice is Climate Justice

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Editor’s Note: For context on this article please reference the Letters to EcoNews: Population Control. Those letters were in response to an article written by Elena Bilheimer in the May 2022 EcoNews issue titled...
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Industrial Logging Along The Bald Hills Road

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Felice Pace, North Group Water Chair Extending from US Route 101 just north of Orick to the Klamath River below Weitchpec, Bald Hills Road offers the opportunity to observe industrial logging up close. On one...

Letters to EcoNews: Super Greenhouse Gases

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Jordan Smith,  globalFACT I read with interest the recent article written by Martha Walden about super greenhouse gas. I am the Executive Director of the Global Forum for Advanced Climate Technologies (globalFACT), a non-profit organization...

September is Coastal Cleanup Month

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Ivy Munnerlyn, Coastal Programs Coordinator Are you looking for a way to give back to the Earth while spending a day outdoors with friends and family? Lucky for you, Coastal Cleanup Month 2022 is right...

Letters to EcoNews: Population Control

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George Clark, Eureka, CA Kudos for Econews' persistence pointing-out human lifestyle as the primary cause of climate change, both in overconsumption and inequitable resource distribution, ("Unpacking Outdated Environmental Ideologies" by Elena Bilheimer, May, 2022). According to...

History in Action: Cal Poly Humboldt Plans for Academic Growth

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Karina Ramos Villalobos, EcoNews Intern There has been a legacy of this local academic institution being known by different names since its founding in 1913 on beautiful Wiyot land. On Jan. 26, 2022, a name...

Microplastics Are In Our Blood Now?

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Emily Owen, Guest Author Plastic has infiltrated everything. It’s everywhere. One recent study has shown that it can even be found in our blood. Specifically, microplastics are taking up residence in our bodies. Microplastics are...

Understanding Carbon Science to Develop Effective Climate Policy

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Gary Graham Hughes, Americas Program Coordinator, Biofuelwatch The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is currently developing the 2022 Scoping Plan, the road map for the state’s vision for responding to climate change. Coincidentally, Humboldt County...

¿Los microplásticos están ahora en nuestra sangre?

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Emily Owen Traducido por Carlrey Arroyo El plástico se ha infiltrado en todo. Está en todas partes. Un estudio reciente ha demostrado que incluso se puede encontrar en nuestra sangre. Específicamente, los microplásticos se están viviendo...

Eye on Washington | August 2022

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Dan Sealy, NEC Legislative Analyst The Power of Congress  Americans were awakened to a stark new reality in the waning days of the recent US Supreme Court session finding some rights and programs assumed safe were,...

Native Plants Combat Effects of Climate Change

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Andrea Pickart, CA Native Plant Society For the past seven years, a major collaborative research project has been carried out on Humboldt County’s dunes. Participants include US Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona State University, Friends...

DIY ZERO: Better Mileage

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Susan Nolan Sure would be nice to have an electric car these days! In the meantime, driving with care and doing routine maintenance can boost your mileage and reduce the carbon footprint of your gas...

Salmon and Steelhead in the Anthropocene

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Tyrone McDonald   Editor's Note: It has come to our attention that a previous version of this article (and the print version) erroneously stated that Friends of the Eel River (FOER) are partnering with CalTrout to...

How Does the CAP Affect Rural Lifestyles?

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Martha Walden Humboldt's draft Climate Action Plan gives Humboldt a nudge towards lower greenhouse gas emissions. It provides incentives, makes zoning changes and sets a good example by de-carbonizing municipal buildings and infrastructure. Few ordinances...
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The Problems with Post-Fire Logging

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Tom Wheeler, EPIC Executive Director Market Dynamics Drive Bad Forest Service Timber Sales The Forest Service is increasingly abandoning environmental impact analysis required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in hopes of creating commercially successful...

Solutions Summit | August 2022

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Michael D. Pulliam GREEN ENERGY JOBS BOOM On 28 June 2022, the US Department of Energy released an annual report showing jobs in the fossil fuel industry had yet another year of decline, while employment in...

Donation Dash Reduces Campus Waste

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Morgan King, Cal Poly Humboldt’s Climate Action Analyst This past May, Cal Poly Humboldt’s Office of Sustainability and the Waste Reduction & Resource Awareness Program (WRRAP) hosted Donation Dash, an annual event designed to reduce...

Farm Feature: Foggy Bottom Boys

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Elena Bilheimer, EcoNews Journalist Located in the foggy bottoms of the Eel River Valley, Foggy Bottoms Boys Farm offers local, nutrient dense-food and products created by Thomas and Cody Nicholson Stratton and their son (nicknamed...

News from the Center August 2022

Larry Glass, NEC Board President Caroline Griffith, NEC Executive Director Fire A recent study appearing in the publication Nature shows tree density in parts of the Klamath Mountains is at a record high, and at risk of...

Moonstone Beach Bummer

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Jen Kalt, Humboldt Baykeeper Director Last month, Moonstone Beach ranked as the sixth most polluted beach in the state on Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card. This annual report compares water quality at recreational beaches...

West Virginia v. EPA Decision Highlights the Importance of Local Environmental Action

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Rosalind Cuneo, EPIC Legal Intern West Virginia v. EPA involves a regulation that was never enacted and emission reduction goals that were achieved without regulation. Rather than wait for the inevitable fossil fuel industry challenge...
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The Sandpiper | August 2022

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Click here to read the full Sandpiper August 2022 issue.