News From the Center

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by Larry Glass and Carrie Tully   Cancellation of the 50th Anniversary Celebration We had our 50th Anniversary Celebration fully planned for August. We had it all figured out; a perfect location, awesome food, and a great...

Thanks to our Coastal Cleanup Month Sponsors!

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We want to give a HUGE thanks to the generous sponsors of Coastal Cleanup Month 2021! We couldn't put on this amazing event without the generosity and kindness of our amazing local businesses. Thank...

Solutions Summit

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by Michael D. Pulliam HSU'S COMMERCIAL SEAWEED FARM Humboldt Bay is host to California's first commercially-approved seaweed farm, thanks to a partnership between Humboldt State University and environmental nonprofit GreenWave. Pioneering solutions to numerous challenges in...

Get On Board For The Climate: Proceeding with Caution

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by Martha Walden for 350 Humboldt   Like everything else, aquaculture has its benefits and drawbacks. At a time when fisheries are collapsing around the world due to pressures on their wild stock, the ability to...

Eye on Washington August 2021

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by Dan Sealy For 50 years, EcoNews Documents That Change Is Slow Readers of the early EcoNews might be surprised and somewhat baffled that many, if not most, of the same topics of interest captured in...

Book Review: Working Together on Working Together, The ‘Prosocial’ Method for Building Cooperative Groups

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By Michael D. Pulliam   Why do people cooperate together? How can you help a group you care about to function well instead of stalling out to disengagement? How can our society cultivate more supergroups like...

Get Ready for Coastal Cleanup Month 2021!

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by Ivy Munnerlyn, Coastal Programs Coordinator   Well, folks...it’s that time of year again! At the NEC, August means one thing: Coastal Cleanup Day is right around the corner! After a challenging year, we couldn’t be...

Nexus: Food Holds the Power to Harm or Heal

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by Tamara McFarland, Cooperation Humboldt Food holds power. The power to heal or to harm. To connect or to divide. To restore or to exploit. With every bite we take, we register a tiny vote...
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CNPS Happenings — August 2021

      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 Pay attention to the plants wherever your August travels take you!  ...................................................................................................................... Native Plants for Your...
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Summertime and the Living’s Easy without Plastic

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  By Jess Barger, ZWH Projects Manager   You may be familiar with the statistic that about 10% of plastic waste generated in the U.S. every year is recycled. One type of plastic waste that continues to...
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War on Wild Horses on Northeast California’s Devil’s Garden Plateau 

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by Felice Pace, Redwood Chapter Grazing Chair    Over recent decades the number of reporters and editors delivering news to Americans has declined sharply. Staff no longer have time to fact check claims made by spokespersons...
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Clam Beach Pollution Mystery Solved?

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  Jennifer Kalt, Director   Last month, Clam Beach landed on Heal the Bay's “Beach Bummer” list of California's most polluted beaches yet again, getting an 'F' for water quality on the 2020-21 Beach Report Card. This is...
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Does Forest Service have an Obligation to Clean Up Hazardous Waste?

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New Lawsuit Launched Seeks to Compel Remediation of Public Land EPIC—together with our allies at the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Californians for Alternatives to Toxics, Northcoast Environmental Center, and Safe Alternatives for our Forest Environment—filed a...

La persistencia, convicción y ciencia ciudadana logran una victoria para el Chinook de Primavera

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Por Caroline Griffith Traducción por Johanna Rivera El miércoles 16 de junio, la Comisión de Pesca y Caza de California votó a favor de incluir el salmón Chinook de Primavera de Klamath en la lista de...

Persistence, Conviction and Citizen Science Lead to a Win for Spring Chinook

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By Caroline Griffith  On Wednesday, June 16, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to list Klamath spring Chinook salmon as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act. The listing came in response to a...

Women of the Early NEC

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by John Amodio, former NEC Executive Director   The early 1970’s, when the NEC was founded, was a tumultuous time in America.  “Liberation” was the common goal for an array of marginalized groups seeking greater recognition...

Lucille and Dave Got in “Good and Necessary Trouble”

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By Sue Leskiw The late Congressman John Lewis described his involvement in the Civil Rights movement as getting in “good trouble, necessary trouble.” That phrase aptly applies to actions taken by Lucille Vinyard and Dave...

Married to the Movement

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by Chris Jenican Beresford   My involvement with the NEC is quite different from others in that I was married to Tim McKay from 1976 through 1988.  Our lives revolved around the environmental movement in those...

Remembering Arcata Community Recycling Center’s Origin Story

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by Maggie Gainer Following Earth Day 1970, drop-off recycling programs run by volunteers sprung up in college towns all across the U.S. With the leadership of NEC’s first executive director, Wesley Chesbro, Arcata Community Recycling...

Into the Wild 

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by Dan Sealy As a young man moving to Arcata from Oklahoma in 1970 to attend HSU, I had little-to-zero experience with the typical outdoor adventures that would be at my Redwood doorstep. Nor did...

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...

Let’s Talk About the Future

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Northcoast Environmental Center staff   A half-century is a long time to do anything, but fifty years as a coalition of environmental groups is particularly impressive. While it’s incredibly valuable to learn from the experiences, successes...

News from the Center

by Larry Glass and Carrie Tully Here are some of the issues we've been talking about. Pacific Northwest Heat Storm We were a little unnerved, but not surprised, to read lead scientist at Berkeley Earth, Dr. Robert...

Eureka 3rd St. Cleanup | July 31, 11 AM – 1 PM

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Join the NEC and the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction for a community cleanup this July! We'll meet at the parking lot of HACHR's office at 11am and spend a few hours taking...

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...