Coastal Programs Internship

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Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Semesters The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is offering a Coastal Programs Internship for the Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 school year (October - May). The focus will be on NEC's...

When Rodents Are a Problem, Raptors Are The Solution

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by Jaime Carlino Raptors Are The Solution (RATS) is a non-profit organization working with a coalition of NGOs, agencies, scientists, municipalities, and individuals to work toward eliminating toxic rodenticides from the food web. Through its...

The Environmental Voter Project

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  The mission of the Environmental Voter Project is to significantly increase voter demand for environmental leadership by identifying inactive environmentalists and turning them into consistent activists and voters.  Even though millions of Americans express...
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CRTP: Humboldt County Residents Overwhelmingly Support Changes to Local Streets

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by Colin Fiske   From June 5 through June 25, 2020, CRTP hosted an online survey asking Humboldt County residents about their experiences walking, biking, driving and using other modes of transportation now compared to before...

Toward an Effective Water Quality Plan for the Smith River Plain

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                                                     By Felice Pace, Water Chair for North Group Redwood Chapter Sierra Club   The North Coast Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) recently released its Draft Water Quality Plan for the Smith River Estuary Lands known...

Save Money and the Planet – Get Zero Waste Certified!

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Caroline Griffith, EcoNews Journalist  The COVID 19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our lives, but those of us who are concerned with the growing environmental damage caused by plastic waste have learned to adapt...

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...

70,000 Cigarette Butts Picked Up by NEC Volunteers | 2016-2020

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We are so grateful for and impressed by our Coastal Programs volunteers! In the last 4 years they have picked up over 70,000 cigarette butts from our community!   If you're interested in joining our team...

A Bittersweet Farewell

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by Casey Cruikshank After nearly three years at the Northcoast Environmental Center, I am making a very bittersweet farewell. The NEC provided an incredible space to learn, grow, and create an impact in my local...

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...
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Lawsuit filed over cannabis cultivation impacts

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Press release from Friends of the Eel River: Friends of the Eel River (FOER) has filed suit against the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors for failing to adequately protect our native fish and waters...
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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...

Poem: Invitation to Interstellar Circus Lovers

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Invitation to Interstellar Circus Lovers by Ellen E. Taylor   The purple swamphen  charts the flow Of Taurus mountain’s melted snow Deaf to din of Shock and Awe Atop her roost of reeds and straw. Reflecting fireball and star  Euphrates flows through...

Activism 101: Getting Started

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Caroline Griffith, NEC Executive Director For those of us who are seasoned activists, it can often be easy to forget the complex paths that got us into the movement. Whether we first dipped our toes...

The Link Between Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Your Cheeseburger

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By Margaret Castro Climate change tends to evoke images of smokestacks, traffic jams, dry lake beds, melting polar ice caps, and numerous woebegone thoughts. These powerful images strike a chord with the general public; however,...

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...

‘How We Win’: The Social Change Playbook

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  Michael D. Pulliam     Whether we are looking to alter a policy at the local transit agency or overthrow a violent dictator, George Lakey's 'How We Win: A Guide To Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning' (2018) is...
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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...

Internships

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APPLY BY AUGUST 23, 2022 Paid Internships (Summer 2022): EcoNews Journalist Internship ($14/hour for 45 hours) Please provide writing samples when applying! Local Policy Internship ($14/hour for 45 hours) To Apply: For Fall 2022 the NEC is...

Eye On Washington: October 2021

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Dan Sealy, NEC Legislative Analyst Biden Nominates Indigenous Tribal Member to Lead the National Park Service The last administration found it increasingly difficult and embarrassing to get Senate confirmation of nominees who sometimes had obvious conflicts...

Trinidad Opts Out, But Water Pipeline Study Moves Forward

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by Caroline Griffith In an controversial procedural move, the Trinidad City Council held a re-vote February 9 about whether or not to participate in a feasibility study with Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD). The...

EcoNews Report Roundup: Latest environmental news stories for 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...

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...

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...