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Get On Board for the Climate: Sharpen Your Wits on Die-Hard Skeptics

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by Martha Walden for The What Now Coalition   Is changing the minds of climate change skeptics even possible at this point? Connie Roser-Renouf not only believes it is, she has dedicated considerable research to the...

Poetry: The Trees Sing

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By Alyssa Rose   If you are quiet enough if you sit long enough brave the dazzling nights of solitude in silence and awareness you can hear the trees sing.   The song is sibilant silvery Flowing like clear water Over smooth stones. It will...
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Federal Judge Upholds Migratory Bird Act Protections

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by Caroline Griffith U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni has struck down a Department of the Interior interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) that sought to ease penalties on accidental or incidental killing of...

You Don’t Need to Use Poison: Non-Toxic Alternatives to Rodenticide

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by Jaime Carlino, Humboldt Raptors Are The Solution (HumRATS) Rodenticides, otherwise known as “rat poison,” are split into two categories: non-anticoagulant and anticoagulant rodenticides (ARs). The former kill rodents in a variety of ways while...

Local Conservation Groups Challenge National Forest Grazing

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by Caroline Griffith   Eat Beef: the West Wasn’t Won on Salad (from a bumper sticker seen on trucks throughout the Western U.S.) Since 1934, the Bureau of Land Management has regulated livestock grazing on 155 million...

Are Pesticides Racist? Yes.

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by Caroline Griffith Nearly every instance of environmental degradation is, at its heart, perpetrated by those seeking to make a profit. Those who are hurt, whether plant, animal, worker or resident, are just collateral damage....

Eye On Washington: September 2020

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Dan Sealy, Legislative Analyst, Northcoast Environmental Center  Ten Months and Done After 30 years with the National Park Service (NPS) but only ten months as its director, David Vela hung up his ranger hat for good...
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Student Focus: Environmental Policy Intern, Kenny Mort

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My name is Kenny Mort and I am going into my senior year at Humboldt State University (HSU). I am majoring in Environmental Science and Management (ESM) with a focus in Planning and Policy...

Clearing-up Confusion: Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District and The Humboldt Community Services District

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by Ali Ong Lee As part of our local governance series, in EcoNews, we have explored what Joint Powers Agencies (JPAs) are and reviewed Humboldt County JPAs whose collective decisions both positively and negatively impact...

Nexus: The Environmental Cost of Mass Incarceration

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By Mpingo Uhuru Tucked away in the small, rural community of Ione, California, an environmental tragedy has been playing out for over twenty-five years with minimal attention being brought to it. I am referring to...

The Forests of California, A Love Letter

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by Caroline Griffith The Forests of California, by Obi Kaufmann, is a love letter to the beauty and biodiversity of this place in which we are fortunate enough to live. Part philosophical treatise on connectivity,...
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CNPS Happenings September 2020

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Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ Join Yahoo! notification group by writing [email protected] CNPS welcomes anyone interested in native plants to join our events.  No expertise required. ......................................................................... Field Trips at this moment are still not permitted. Meanwhile, make your own field...

Creature Feature: Plastic Creatures

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by Casey Cruikshank For this month’s Creature Feature we chose to highlight a particularly insidious type of invasive species: Plastic Creatures. These creatures are found on beaches, near rivers, on city streets and even in...

Keep Bulldozers Out of the Wilderness: An Open Letter

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From a letter submitted to North Coast Water Board and Forest Service Officials You are receiving this notice of complaint because you are either responsible for signing off on all Red Fire suppression actions (Supervisor...
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EPIC: Two Big Wins for Our Public Lands!

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by Tom Wheeler, Executive Director of EPIC Illegal “Crawford” Old-Growth Timber Sale Withdrawn In the face of litigation brought by EPIC, the Klamath Forest Alliance and the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, the Klamath National Forest has withdrawn...
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Fixing the Klamath: Restoration’s Three Essential Requisites

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    Felice Pace, North Group Water Chair  Fixing the Klamath -- by which I mean not just the survival of Klamath Salmon but the return of the river’s aquatic ecosystems to a state of health adequate...
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Zero Waste Humboldt⁃ The Circular Economy

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by Margaret Gainer As Humboldt County’s Prosperity Network of government, private, and nonprofit economic development agencies begin working together to rebuild Humboldt County’s economy damaged by the coronavirus, now is the ideal time to integrate...

Casey’s Community Coastal Column: Coastal Programs Success Stories

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by Casey Cruikshank A few months ago when we all started working from home, I wasn’t sure what it would mean for Coastal Programs. As an event and volunteer coordinator, there were a lot of...

Kin to the Earth: Regina Chichizola

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 by Tom Stokely   Regina Chichizola has lived in the Klamath River watershed for the last twenty three years. She is a long-time advocate for clean water, tribal water rights, wild salmon, prescribed fire/Tribal burning, and...

Hoopa Valley Tribe Files Lawsuit to Block Federal Water Contracts with Central Valley...

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August 13, 2020 Hoopa Valley Tribe Files Lawsuit to Block Federal Water Contracts with Central Valley Agribusiness press release from the Hoopa Valley Tribe The Hoopa Valley Tribe (Tribe) has respectfully requested a federal court to block the...

Another Hiccup in Klamath Dam Removal

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by Caroline Griffith On July 16, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a long-awaited judgement on the transfer of ownership of four dams on the lower Klamath River from PacifiCorp to the Klamath River...

Dear EcoNews

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Dear EcoNews, On a recent, exceptionally clear day, I was driving from Eureka to Arcata and looked up into the hills to see what appeared to be numerous clear-cuts. I have definitely been noticing more...

Volunteer Spotlight: Brittany Kleinschnitz

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What inspires you to volunteer your time? I am inspired to volunteer for the NEC after starting as a Work Study student during the semester and feeling welcomed with open arms into their organizational community....

Letter to the Editor: Lights Off for Moths

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It was with mixed feelings that I read in the July issue that people were being encouraged to leave their porch lights on at night during National Moth Week to attract and document local...