Mindful Mondays: Hope Punk

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Hope Punk as a Model for Climate Anxiety Resilience “Hope Punk is the idea that regardless of how wrecked something is, or how bad something might be, you just act in the right way, you...

Solutions Summit

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by Michael Pulliam "very country in the world has improved its life expectancy over the last 200 years. In fact almost every country has improved by almost every measure…. My guess is you feel that...

 GET ON BOARD FOR THE CLIMATE: Humboldt Climate Game Is Back

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by Martha Walden, 11th Hour   Oblivious to the looming pandemic last year, 11th Hour scheduled five public events from Rio Dell to McKinleyville in March and April. We were working to gather Humboldt folks interested...

Time to Understand the “30 X 30” Strategy

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by Dan Sealy “30 by 30 is about setting a goal and bringing people together on conservation to conserve lands for future generations — a bipartisan idea that is very popular with the American people.”...

Eye on Washington July 2021

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by Dan Sealy Atmosphere in Washington The hot, humid, summer weather with the constant hum of 17 year cicadas sets the stage for politics. This is the time of year when pre-air-conditioned Washington once was in...

Community Contributions: Village Rock Shop Butterflies

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My name is Xenia Mateiu and I am the owner of The Village Rock Shop, a small, local gemstones and crystals gift shop in Carlsbad, California. A special event is happening in the shop...

Wind and Solar Powered Clothes Dryer

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In 1938 the first clothes dryer was introduced in the United States.  This new invention quickly caught on and now more than 90% of Americans and 80% of Canadians use them exclusively.  While almost...

Creature Feature

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by Ivy Munnerlyn Great Blue Heron Scientific Name: Ardea herodias Wiyot Name: Heluqhiyan The Great Blue Heron is the largest species of heron in North America, with a wingspan of roughly 2m. They are also a very widespread...

Redrawing the Lines: Redistricting on the North Coast

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By Caroline Griffith   Article One of the United States Constitution establishes the United States House of Representatives and apportions Representatives to each state based on population, with the stipulation that the district lines must be...
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Sweet Carrots and Uncomfortable Sticks

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by Colin Fiske Climate chaos presents a clear and urgent mandate for people to change many of their behaviors. With transportation now accounting for the largest share of domestic greenhouse gas emissions, transportation behaviors are...

Proposed Bill Would Stop Succulent Poaching

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By Caroline Griffith Note: It has come to our attention that a photo used in a previous version of this article, as well as in the print version, is a photo of Sedum spathulifolium subsp....

Opinion: Farm-Raising Atlantic Salmon in Humboldt County: Risky for Ecosystems and Communities 

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by Darcey Evans, Save California Salmon This is a guest opinion piece. The ideas and views expressed in this article are not necessarily those of the Northcoast Environmental Center or its member groups.  Nordic Aquafarms, a...

Collaborative Future Making: The Movement to Save Jackson Demonstration State Forest

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By Michelle McMillan, Mama Tree Network   The future can be daunting - especially when you’re young, and staring down the barrel of climate instability. A tree sit is simple. It takes a nebulous conversation and...
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CNPS Happenings — July 2021

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Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ CNPS welcomes everyone.  No expertise required. ................................................................. Evening Programs will resume in September -- we hope in-person as well as via Zoom! ................................................................................................... Field Trips Register with Carol at 707-822-2015 or [email protected] to learn details.  Covid protocols observed. July...
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Tracking Plastic Waste Crime

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by Maggie Gainer Recognizing the worldwide problems caused by the ever-increasing generation of plastic waste, the Basel Action Network’s (BAN) Plastic Waste Transparency Project has begun to track plastic waste crime.  Europe and North America are...

Nexus: Making the Environment, and Environmentalism, Accessible

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by Alissa Norman, Community Advocate Tri-County Independent Living One definition of sustainability is “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” In order to truly do...
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The Duty to Protect our Redwood Relatives

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By Crista Ray   My name is Crista Ray and I am a Sinkyone descendant. I am a member of the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians and represent my Tribe on the board of the...

Presentación de la Guía de identificación de desechos marinos

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Por Ivy Munnerlyn traducción por Jasmin Segura   Si alguna vez has limpiado una playa en el condado de Humboldt, probablemente te hayas encontrado con algo que te haga preguntar "¿qué diablos es esto?" Es fácil identificar...

Introducing the Marine Debris Identification Guide

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By Ivy Munnerlyn   If you’ve ever done a beach cleanup in Humboldt County, you’ve probably run across something that makes you ask “what on Earth is this”? It’s easy to identify a plastic food wrapper...

Kid’s World Ocean Day Celebrates Our Oceans with Art

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Press release, Friends of the Dunes After a year in which distance learning became standard in California’s schools, hundreds of elementary students from cities across California will be joining together virtually to send a message...

Otter Spotting on the North Coast

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by Caroline Griffith Catching sight of a river otter in the wild can be an exhilarating moment. Playful and sleek, Lontra canadensis (sukseswilh in Wiyot or ło:q’-yiditile in Hupa) is the top of its water-based...

Trash Art Contest Brings Awareness to Waste

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by Chelsea Pulliam We are putting out the call to all trash crafters and upcycling artists! We want you to create a piece of trash art and enter to win prizes! Submission deadline is July...

Letter to EcoNews: Got Water? Does the County Know?

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Got Water? Does the County Know? The answer is "no" when asked about estimated and actual usage totals related to cannabis projects/permits for the County (Public Record Request 21-383, dated May 18, 2021 responded to...

Dear EcoNews

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Dear EcoNews, I’ve been trying to reduce my carbon footprint by biking more, but I live in Eureka and work in Arcata and it doesn’t always feel safe riding on the “safety corridor.” What’s the...

Letters to EcoNews: Mt. Trashmore, Birding, Recycling and Poker

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Mt. Trashmore, Birding and Recycling My father taught me his love of nature and the outdoors. As a busy ob/gyn doctor in the Bay Area, his idea of vacation was packing into the High Sierra...