Get On Board for the Climate-Wanted: Ideal Sites for Solar Facilities

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by Martha Walden, for 350 Humboldt Public comment at the Planning Commission hearing on the first day of April revealed much county-wide enthusiasm for the 4 MW solar array proposed for the outskirts of Blue...

Nexus: Food Has the Power to Heal the Community and the Planet

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<<<>>>NEXUS <<<>>> The intersection of human rights, the environment, social justice and the economy Tamara McFarland Food has the potential to nurture, heal, connect and empower us - not only at the individual level but also as...
Hundreds of people, including Tribal members, landowners, and climate activists, rallied at the Oregon State Capital in 2015 to ask Governor Kate Brown to oppose the Jordan Cove LNG proposal. Credit Alex Milan Tracy

Broad Coalition Says No to Jordan Cove LNG and Pipeline

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Pete Nichols talks to Waterkeeper Alliance Senior Organizer Lesley Adams about a fracked gas pipeline that would trample farms, ranches, and tribal lands to reach a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in...

Eye on Washington: March 2021 

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by Dan Sealy, NEC Legislative Analyst   A New Day in DC Americans are reminded once again: elections do indeed have consequences. From national to local elections, voters saw swings to both the left and right. Certainly,...
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Safe, Healthy Transportation is Always Essential

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by Colin Fiske The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing all of us to rethink the way we do things and to adopt new strategies and practices in response—some of which will be only temporary, but some...

Tim McKay Birdathon Sets Records!

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C.John Ralph, RRAS Every year, for the past six years, the Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) and Redwood Region Audubon Society (RRAS) have held a fundraiser in honor of Tim McKay. Tim was a great friend...
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CNPS Happenings– December 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 Programs December 9, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.  Three in One Evening.   Madeleine Lopez, Humboldt State University graduate student, will...
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EPIC: Forging Fire Strategies

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Photos and story by Kimberly Baker The time to adapt and live with wildfire is here. Many communities across the west are working toward that goal. The climate crisis is thrusting change upon urban and...

Butt In: Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

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>>> Sign-Up Here <<< The Problem Did you know that cigarette butts are the most littered item in Humboldt County and the world? That's right: 4.5 trillion butts are littered every year. 34% of all litter...

Eye On Washington: February 2021

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by Kennth Mort, 2020-21 NEC Environmental Policy Intern Sedition Watching the events unfold at the United States capital on January 6 was surreal to say the least. Never in my life did I think that I...
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Trinity Public Utility District Proposes Massive Clearcuts in Name of Wildfire Safety

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By Kimberly Baker, EPIC Public Lands Advocate and Matt Simmons, EPIC   Sparsely populated Trinity County is defined by its granite peaks, national forests and wild and scenic rivers. These features make this an exceptional place...

Intersectional Environmentalism: Justice for People and the Planet

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Johanna Rivera, Outings Leaders from Latino Outdoors  [email protected] Have you heard of the new buzz word “intersectional environmentalism,” recently defined by Leah Thomas? Earlier this year in May, during the uprisings following the murder of George...

Eye On Washington: December 2020

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Dan Sealy, NEC  Legislative Analyst (This Eye on Washington was written on November 8th and reflects the projected election results as of that date. Final election results may not be certified by states by the...

Get on Board for the Climate: Everybody Say OHM

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by Martha Walden for 350 Humboldt   Some friends of mine have a curious custom. A few times a month, usually in the evening, they turn off the power to their house. Everything goes dark and...

Supervisor’s Questionnaire: Energy

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What would you do to improve the County’s energy infrastructure? 4th District: Virginia Bass: I think it’s important for the county to become as self reliant as possible. I am very interested in the opportunity to...

Housing the Vulnerable and Protecting the Land Don’t Need to Conflict

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by Caroline Griffith It’s no secret that California has a housing problem. Here on the North Coast, one potential housing project has gotten a lot of media attention not because of what it is, but...

Casey’s Community Coastal Column, Featuring the Smith River Alliance

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By Casey Cruikshank In keeping with the collaborative spirit of Coastal Programs at the NEC, this month I’m featuring the Smith River Alliance and their wonderful watershed stewardship. I had the pleasure of speaking with...

Letter to EcoNews: County and State Officials are Trading Our Fish and Owls for...

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  Local officials in county government and those in relevant state agencies are trading away our fish, owls, and other important elements of our natural ecosystems for the benefit of large out-of-control cannabis grows. The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Impactos del cambio climático en las secoyas costeras

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Por Matt Simmons    Todos sabemos que el cambio climático tiene y seguirá teniendo un impacto dramático en nuestro planeta. Pero saber exactamente cuál será ese impacto puede ser un asunto complicado. Los patrones climáticos de...

Land Trusts in Humboldt County: Alternative Ways to Protect and Conserve Resources

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NEXUS <<<>>>The intersection of human rights, the environment, social justice, and the economy<<<>>> by donna luckey How can we protect land in Humboldt County, this amazing place we call home? Different models exist for us to consider,...
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CNPS Happenings– November 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 November 11, Wednesday.  7:00 p.m. "Saving Humboldt's Big Lagoon Bog."  Big Lagoon Bog is a botanically exciting spot, with...