Julian Lange at a NO-GO Road Protest. Photo: Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium.

The NO-GO Road 30 Years Later

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This April marked the 30th anniversary of the GO Road. A road originally scheduled to run from Gasquet to Orleans (hence the name G-O) in order to permit timber harvesting and other resource extraction...
Overlooking the Mad River. Photo: Jesse Palmer, Flickr CC.

Proposed Cannabis Facility on the Mad River Puts Humboldt’s Drinking Water at Risk

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Mercer-Fraser, an engineering company based out of Eureka, is proposing the construction of a 5,000-square-foot cannabis manufacturing facility at their property on the Mad River near Glendale. The site is immediately upstream from Humboldt...
The Klamath River near Happy Camp. Photo: Matt Baun, Flickr CC, USFWS.

Klamath Dam Removal in its First Stages

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The Klamath dams have been a source of debate and controversy on the North Coast for decades. In 2016, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation was tasked with gaining ownership and removal of four PacifiCorp...
View from Titlow Hill looking south, in snow. Photo: John Abela, Flickr CC.

Changing the Law Rather than Enforcing it: The County’s Response to Illegal Activity on...

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Titlow Hill has been the location of illegal and unpermitted activities for decades. From building roads to sub-dividing and selling parcels, the development in this area poses major risks to its environment, wildlife, and...

Northcoast Environmental Center’s Board of Supervisors Candidate Questionnaire

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NEC Press Release Northcoast Environmental Center’s Board of Supervisors Candidate Questionnaire The Northcoast Environmental Center believes it is important for the electorate to be informed regarding the position of candidates on important Environmental issues. As such we...
Kelley Garrett (in a polar bear mask) holds signs at a National Monuments rally on the Arcata Plaza, December 2017. Photo: Sarah Duffy.

National Monument Cutbacks the Largest in US History

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“This is really a political move, I believe”, states Oregon representative Pam Marsh. In early December, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke released his National Monument review, describing his recommendations for Monuments such as...

Join the Northcoast Environmental Center to make every day Earth Day!

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NEC Press Release Celebrate the 48th year of Earth Day with the Northcoast Environmental Center! We will be hosting a beach cleanup Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 from 10am to 12pm at Samoa Beach Power Poles!...

NEC’s Spaghetti Dinner FUN(d)Raiser with Music

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NEC Press Release The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) invites you to attend this year’s spaghetti dinner, dance and silent auction FUN(d)Raiser at Bayside Community Hall on Saturday, March 24. The dinner menu features a spaghetti bar,...

The NEC, EPIC, and Humboldt Baykeeper call for the resignation of Humboldt County Planning...

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NEC Press Release The Northcoast Environmental Center, EPIC, and Humboldt Baykeeper call for the resignation of Humboldt County Planning Commissioner Kevin McKenny. As reported by the Lost Coast Outpost, in a Notice of Violation dated...
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Hundreds of North Coast Volunteers Work to Make Trash Extinct on 33rd Annual California...

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NEC Press Release Hundreds of Humboldt County residents turned out Saturday, September 16 for Coastal Cleanup Day to lend their hands in support of clean beaches and waterways. Over 600 volunteers trekked shorelines and inland...
Screenshot from video showing temperature anomalies from 1880-2017, from EarthSky.org.

Watch it get Hotter 1880-2017

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The following excerpt was originally published on EarthSky: "An anomaly is something that deviates from what’s standard, or expected. This global warming visualization – created by Antti Lipponen of the Finnish Meteorological Institute – shows yearly temperature...

Supervisor’s Questionnaire: Environmental Challenges

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What do you think the County’s biggest environmental challenges are, and how do you think the County should address them? 4th District: Virginia Bass: One of our biggest environmental challenges is the potential abandonment of properties...

Sammy Gensaw, Kin to the Earth

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By Amber Jamieson Born in the struggle and raised in the resistance, Samuel Gensaw III is a natural born leader who was molded into a community advocate by his many mentors, including members of the...

Calling on the Honor of the US Park Police – Black Lives Matter

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By Dan Sealy NOTE: The opinions expressed in this piece do not necessarily reflect the positions of the NEC or its Member Organizations. In 1982, Washington DC experienced blizzard conditions. A commercial liner carrying 74 passengers...

Snapshot HumCoast BioBlitz 2020: August 17 – 31

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  Calling all beach-goers and nature-lovers! We need your eyes and your smart phones to gather observations for the Snapshot HumCoast BioBlitz taking place from August 17 - 31. A BioBlitz is a community science...

Coastal Cleanup Week 3 Prizes

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With blue skies overhead we're keeping our fingers crossed for good air quality this weekend and lots of participation on Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday. Stay safe and regularly check purpleair.com (or other trusted...

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....

Composting Mill Waste Wins Blue Ribbon for the Climate

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GET ON BOARD FOR THE CLIMATE Martha Walden, Wendy Ring for 11th Hour Each year, Environmental Science and Management students at Humboldt State University tackle a local environmental challenge. Last spring semester they were enlisted by Redwood...

EcoNews in the ’80s: Who Needs Computers?

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Do you have memories of the early NEC that you’d like to share? Photos, recollections, poems or lessons learned from campaigns? Did the NEC launch you into a life of environmental activism? We want...

Historic Public Lands Bill Passes the House With Bipartisan Support

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By Amanda Barragar and Ryan Henson   On February 26, the House of Representatives, with support from both Republicans and Democrats, passed the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (H.R. 803) with a 227-200 vote....

Eye On Washington: May 2021

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Dan Sealy, NEC Legislative analyst   More Biden Cabinet Members Confirmed  President Biden boasts one of the most diverse cabinets in history. Along with strong black male and female voices, he appointed the first Native American and...

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...

La ciudad de Eureka busca permitir que las aguas residuales permanezcan en la bahía...

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Presione soltar por Surfrider Foundation y Humboldt Baykeeper EUREKA, California - Surfrider Foundation, Humboldt Baykeeper y el Centro de Información de Protección Ambiental (EPIC) están pidiendo a la ciudad de Eureka que solucione un problema...
Humboldt Board of Supervisors Candidates during May 10 2018 Candidate Forum

Who are the Board of Supervisors?

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Elections are coming up June 5, and that means it is time once again to vote for local measures and candidates, including the Board of Supervisors. For this EcoNews Report the Northcoast Environmental Center’s...

EcoNews Report Roundup January 2019

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Environmental stories in 30 minutes – that’s the EcoNews Roundup! For January's EcoNews Report Roundup Larry Glass, NEC’s Executive Director, and Bella Waters, NEC’s Admin & Development Director, cover the following news stories: Local Help protect...