Short Bits of Interest and Positivity

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Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order to Conserve Coastline The order sets a first-in-the-nation goal to conserve 30 percent of the state’s land and coastal water by 2030 to fight species loss and ecosystem destruction and...

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Get On Board for the Climate: Keep Rolling with Less Emissions

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Martha Walden  California is already in climate crisis as record-breaking wildfires burn. A shaken Governor Newsom has vowed to speed up the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The first thing he set his sights on...

Abalone: The Remarkable History and Uncertain Future of California’s Iconic Shellfish

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by Jen Kalt This year’s widespread wildfires, hurricanes, droughts, and other extreme weather events are a harsh reminder of our tendency toward short-term thinking. Taking the long view isn’t easy for a culture that  colonized...

Eye on Washington, November 2020

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Dan Sealy, Legislative Analyst   Green New Deal THRIVES!  The Green New Deal is not dead yet!  The THRIVE Act (H.R.  1102: Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy) uses parts of the Green...

Poem: The Judges and the Frog

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by Ellen E. Taylor An account of  the Dusky Gopher Frog’s Defense, and Fight for His Life, before the  US Supreme Court, October 1, 2018 and the consequent US Fish and Wildlife Service’s and the...

M I N D F U L  ☼  M O N D A Y...

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Brittany Kleinshnitz helps ground us for the week ahead with Mindful Mondays on the NEC’s Instagram and Facebook. Follow us @your_nec and start your week off well. Forest Bathing Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is a mindfulness...

Creature Feature: A Compilation

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Ivy Munnerlyn NEC Intern, Ivy Munnerlyn, brings us a weekly dose of information on creatures large and small. Follow us on social media @your_nec for more.   We’d like to introduce you to a small, slow inhabitant...
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Zero Heroes Honored November 15

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Maggie Gainer, Zero Waste Humboldt Zero Heroes Honored November 15 Zero Waste Humboldt is pleased to announce the 2020 Zero Hero honorees. These five honorees represent a wide variety of efforts to reduce waste in Humboldt...
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CNPS Happenings– November 2020

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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 November 11, Wednesday.  7:00 p.m. "Saving Humboldt's Big Lagoon Bog."  Big Lagoon Bog is a botanically exciting spot, with...

Mark Andre: Kin to the Earth

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Tom Wheeler, EPIC Something was in the water in Humboldt in the late 1970s. Important events coincided with a new generation of activists armed with natural resource education and eager to put theory into practice—a...

2040: A Doc to Build a Dream On

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Michael D. Pulliam 2019 saw the release of 2040, an honest and hopeful documentary-meets-thought-experiment by award-winning director Damon Gameau. Combining bright visuals, masterful interpretive science communication, humor, and a dedication to solutions journalism, Gameau impactfully...
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What’s Going on at HSU’s Campus Center for Appropriate Tech?

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Klara Hernandez The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT)  has taken a hard hit in community functionalities since the start of the pandemic but part of the growing movement of Appropriate Technology is facing a...

Coastal Cleanup Day Final Data

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Casey Cruikshank, NEC Coastal Programs Coordinator According to reports from the California Coastal Commission, California was the world leader in cleanup events for Coastal Cleanup Month in September. Despite many challenges, over 10,000 volunteers showed...
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The Missing Factor in Western Wildfire Reporting

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Felice Pace, Water Chair       I’ve been studying how the media reports on wildfires since 1987. This report is about what I’ve learned. In their public relations, the Fire Establishment seeks to manipulate public fear of fire...

Nexus: We Can Do This Differently

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The intersection of human rights, the environment, social justice, and the economy Caroline Griffith The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is composed entirely of white people. Same with the Arcata City Council. The Eureka City Council...

Restoring Our Relationship to Fire: How Following the Lead of Indigenous People Can Save...

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Caroline Griffith and Will Harling, Mid-Klamath Watershed Council Executive Director Fire has been a part of the landscape since long before we have, and humans have lived side-by-side with fire for much of our existence....
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EPIC: Forging Fire Strategies

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Photos and story by Kimberly Baker The time to adapt and live with wildfire is here. Many communities across the west are working toward that goal. The climate crisis is thrusting change upon urban and...

Our Land Was Taken. But We Still Hold the Knowledge of How to Stop...

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Bill Tripp This article originally appeared in The Guardian. Reprinted with permission.   As wildfires rage across California, it saddens me that Indigenous peoples’ millennia-long practice of cultural burning has been ignored as a way to reduce...

Dear EcoNews: Aspiring Cyclist

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Do you have an environmental query? Would you like to ask an expert? Submit your questions to [email protected] and we will find a local expert to set you on the right path.       Dear EcoNews, I know...

Staff Spotlight: Jasmin Segura of Humboldt Baykeeper

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Staff Spotlight Jasmin Segura, Bay Tour Coordinator at Humboldt Baykeeper   What do you do? Coordinate free tours of Humboldt Bay that are accessible and safe for all members of our diverse and multicultural community. This requires building...

Letter to the Editor: Black Lives Matter Still Matters in Humboldt County

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I noticed that in the September edition of EcoNews that the Black Lives Matter movement has already been forgotten, and that's a shame because the eco/green groups in Humboldt could learn a lot from...

From the Center: November 2020

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  Larry Glass and Carrie Tully As some of you may know, I have a home on South Fork Mountain in Southern Trinity County. Since the numerous lightning strikes in August, we have been dealing with...