Zoning Laws and Social Injustice

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Colin Fiske, Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities This is the third in a series of articles in the EcoNews about the history of how American communities were designed for cars. The first two articles described...

I Want Community Gardens in Old Town

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Sage Alexander, Guest Author On Sunday afternoons, workers from the Green Lily break up fights on the streets of Old Town, Eureka. Patrons peer over their mimosas and egg benedicts to watch a pair battle...

Zonificación e Injusticia Social

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Colin Fiske, Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities Traduccion por Carlrey Arroyo Este es el tercero de una serie de artículos en EcoNews sobre la historia de cómo se diseñaron las comunidades estadounidenses para los automóviles. Los...

Eye on Sacramento

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Caroline Griffith, NEC Executive Director  The 2022 California legislative session wrapped up as Governor Gavin Newsom signed 997 new bills into law. He also vetoed 169 bills, many for fiscal reasons. Here are just a...

Farm Feature: Daluviwi’ Community Garden

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Elena Bilheimer, EcoNews Journalist The Daluviwi’ Community Garden first began as a way to provide food for the Blue Lake Rancheria Elder’s Nutrition Program. Started around 2017, this project supplies pre-prepared frozen meals to roughly...
Spent nuclear fuel stored on-site in dry storage casks at the Humboldt Bay power plant. File photo.

Reconciling Nuclear Safety and Climate Resilience

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Alec Brown, Graduate Student Researcher, Environmental Science & Management at Cal Poly Humboldt The closure of all but one of California’s nuclear power plants is evidence of the decades-long struggle between nuclear safety and carbon mitigation....

Public Outrage Disrupts PG&E’s Toxic Spray Plan

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Susan Bower, Founding Member of Safe Alternatives for Our Forest Environment (SAFE) On September 29, 2022, PG&E alerted Humboldt County that it was going to spray herbicides, including glyphosate, along its easements across the region,...

Microplastics or Methane?

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Martha Walden, 11th Hour By 2024 at the latest most Humboldt residents and businesses will be obliged to separate their food waste and other organic matter from their trash. Most of California already does so...

EPIC in Court to Protect Pacific Fishers

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Tom Wheeler, EPIC Executive Director On September 13, the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), Center for Biological Diversity and Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for denying endangered species protection...

Solutions Summit | Nov. 2022

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California Native Plant Society | Nov. 2022

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Evening Program From the Neotropics to the California Floristic Province, a plant journey seeking to understand plant diversification. Dr. Oscar Vargas, botany professor at Cal Poly Humboldt, will describe his past research into tropical South...

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

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Save California Salmon "Save California Salmon (SCS) is dedicated to restoring and protecting California salmon and rivers for future generations. We are dedicated to policy change and community advocacy. Let’s support each other and unify." ...

Canning: Save Money, Save Food, Help the Planet

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Jasper Larkins, Zero Waste Humboldt Every year in the United States, over 100 billion pounds of food go to waste. That is roughly 130 billion meals and over 400 million dollars worth of food! What...

Offshore Wind and…Transportation?

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Colin Fiske, Executive Director The possibility of a major wind farm being developed off the coast of Humboldt County is a game-changer for renewable electricity in our region, but the majority of greenhouse gas emissions...

News from the Center | Nov. 2022

Larry Glass, NEC Board President Caroline Griffith, NEC Executive Director Cannabis Without a doubt one of the biggest local human-caused environmental disasters of the last couple decades has been the complete inability of the State of California...

The Return of Latino Outdoors in Humboldt

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Karina Ramos Villalobos, EcoNews Intern As COVID-19 restrictions have lifted, people are connecting again and organizations like Latino Outdoors Humboldt are striving to host outdoor events, workshops and community spaces. “The best and strongest way to...

Coastal Cleanup Month 2022 Recap

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Ivy Munnerlyn, Coastal Programs Coordinator Coastal Cleanup Month 2022 was a huge success, thanks to dedicated volunteers and generous sponsors. With warm weather and lessening pandemic restrictions, we saw an increase from 150 volunteers in...

The Role of Art in Activism

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Elena Bilheimer, EcoNews Journalist Creating social change and building a resilient environmental justice movement requires many different skills and forms of activism. While it can be easy to slip into the mindset that only direct...

Letters to EcoNews: Solar & Wind

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Widespread Distributed Solar on the Horizon Greg King, Executive Director, Siskiyou Land Conservancy & Ken Miller, Director SLC Tom Wheeler’s “Offshore Wind on the Horizon” (EcoNews September 2022) presumes that “offshore wind is necessary to combat...

Arcata Youth Climate March Reflects Evolution Towards Social Justice and Mental Health

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Jamie Blatter, 350 Humboldt On September 23, local youth and 350 Humboldt teamed up to lead a climate rally at the Arcata Plaza. The group chose this date to coordinate with global climate strikes taking...