News From the Center

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by Larry Glass and Carrie Tully Sometime during the last two decades climate scientists warned that a tipping point would be reached when carbon emissions passed 400ppm. It’s now been above that level for more...
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End of Billboard Blight in Sight?

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Jennifer Kalt, Director, Humboldt Baykeeper Since 2010, 18 billboards along Humboldt Bay have been removed through hard work and advocacy by Keep Eureka Beautiful, Sierra Club, Humboldt Bay Billboard Bye Bye, Humboldt Baykeeper, the City...
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Victory! Old-Growth Redwood Saved from Caltrans Project

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By Josefina Barrantes, EPIC Intern In response to EPIC’s blog post about an old-growth redwood at risk of removal through a Caltrans project, Caltrans has reached out and decided to modify its project plan to...

The Future of Transportation and Communities in Humboldt County

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Colin Fiske, Executive Director In the early twentieth century, a coalition of “automotive interests” consisting mainly of car manufacturers and driving clubs dramatically re-shaped American culture and geography. Through their legislative, economic and public relations...

Uncertain About Recycling? You’re Not Alone

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Caroline Griffith Recycling is easy, right? You just look for the little triangle symbol that says the material is recyclable, then you toss it in the blue bin and away it goes to be magically...

History Lesson: How 40-Year Old EcoNews Articles Inspired a Master’s Thesis on the Green...

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Saul Levin is a climate activist focused on racial, economic, and environmental justice. He studied Environmental Planning at Harvard and Environmental Studies at the University of Chicago. Saul is interviewed by NEC Board Member and...

Creature Feature: Freshwater Algae

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by Jason Lopiccolo Freshwater algae gets a bad rap. It can be slimy, unsightly, and heck… sometimes even toxic. During the summer months where the temperatures rise and water flow drops, we sometimes get cyanobacteria...

Humboldt County Boards and Commissions—A Call for Fresh Air & Diverse Thinkers

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by Ali Ong Lee   Most of us are thinking about breathing clean air and the upcoming presidential and congressional elections -- whose outcomes deeply affect our rural lives in Humboldt County.  Consider this: the hyper-local...

The View From Up Here: An Update from the Treesits in Tsurai (Trinidad)

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Lupine from Redwood Forest Defense   For six months we have lived aloft in a grove of redwoods slated to be clearcut by Green Diamond Resource Company. After a few months of quietude in the canopy,...

In Need of a Climate Action Plan

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Martha Walden for the What Now? Coalition Fiscal policy makers -- from the local level all the way up to the International Monetary Fund -- agree that the economy needs not just a major stimulus...

Nexus: What Matters to Me More Than Anything Else?

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Nerissa Moran What matters to me more than anything else? Leaving a habitable, sustainable world for my granddaughter. So I compost. Install solar panels. Charge my car with those solar panels. Buy locally-grown food and plant...

Letter to the Editor: Hope for the Future

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06 September 2020 To the EcoNews editor, I was pleased to find a couple of articles in the September edition profiling young, dynamic, hard-working women. Amber Jamieson and Regina Chichizola are two among a bevy of...
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Humboldt Martens Receive Long-Awaited Endangered Species Protection

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by Tom Wheeler After 10 years, two lawsuits, and many new gray hairs, it finally happened. In September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Humboldt marten as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act....

Eye On Washington: October 2020

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Dan Sealy, NEC Legislative Analyst Presidents Trump’s First Term: A Look Back It is possible that the first term of President Donald J. Trump is the most destructive to conservation since President Ronald Reagan. President Reagan...

Casey’s Community Coastal Column: Coastal Cleanup Day Success!

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by Casey Cruikshank, NEC Coastal Programs Coordinator This year, Coastal Cleanup Day has been a success. Despite the many challenges that 2020 has brought us, our dedicated volunteers persevered. As a cleanup volunteer myself, participating...

Welcome to the Team: Jaime Carlino of HUM-RATS

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It takes a lot of people to build a movement. Here at the NEC we are fortunate to be able to collaborate with folks from many different environmental backgrounds. Welcome to the Team highlights...

A message to Trump and Newsom: Get out of denial on climate change and...

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Felice Pace   President Trump has a point about western wildfires. He claims that the manner in which western forests have been managed causes the catastrophic fire effects now experienced nearly every year. Trump is, for...

Dear EcoNews

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Do you have burning questions about environmental issues? Send your queries to [email protected] and we will find local experts to answer your questions. Dear EcoNews,  I've heard that a decentralized household energy system can help cities be...
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The 43rd Annual EPIC ‘Virtual’ Fall Celebration: Bringing The Wild To You

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By Rhiannon Lewis-Stephenson, Communications & Development Coordinator  On behalf of the staff and board of EPIC, you are cordially invited to the The 43rd Annual EPIC ‘Virtual’ Fall Celebration starting at 6pm on Friday, November...
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CNPS Happenings — October 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 October 14, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.  "Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change."  Professional conservation photographers Rob Badger...