Participate in the Regional Transportation Plan Update and Help Move Transportation Priorities Forward

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 press release    The way we choose to move ourselves through the community can have major impacts on the local economy, public health and our environment. That is why the Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG),...

Solutions Summit

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  Michael D. Pulliam MAINE TAXES PLASTIC PRODUCERS In July 2021, Maine became the first U.S. state to officially hold corporations fiscally responsible for their own plastic waste. A new state law in Maine instituted what is essentially...

Sequestration Is Where It’s At

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by Martha Walden for 11th Hour   We live with awesome forces of nature here in Humboldt County. Ocean, wind, and forest are wild, but they also have potential for stabilizing the climate. Ocean and wind...

Join Friends of the Dunes for Dune Ecosystem Restoration Team (DERT) Summer Nights

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Friends of the Dunes Relax and restore with the Dune Ecosystem Restoration Team (DERT) at the new DERT Summer Nights program, happening on the first Friday of every month from 5 to7 p.m. at the...

Eye on Washington: September 2021

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by Dan Sealy, Legislative Analyst    Recess is Over Congress took most of August and the first week of September off to return to their districts, meet with constituents and fundraise for the upcoming 2022 elections. (Yes,...

An NEC Remembrance…

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by Tom Leskiw Summer 1978 found me working as a hydrologic technician in Hayfork for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. My primary duty was to walk streams and characterize their attributes that included gradient, total discharge...

Public Demands Logging Moratorium in Jackson State Forest

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Youth Lead March to CalFire Meeting Ft. Bragg -- Elders Disrupt, Shut It Down  press release from Redwood Nation Earth First! and Mama Tree Network    Ft. Bragg CA – Led by local youth, demonstrators carrying signs...

The Link Between The Environment and Police Reform

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by Matt Simmons, Redwood Coalition for Climate and Environmental Responsibility The Redwood Coalition for Climate and Environmental Responsibility (RCCER) calls for the establishment of a Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board. While RCCER is an organization...

How Can We Fix Our Recycling System? The Recycling Commission Has Some Suggestions

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by Caroline Griffith California has some of the most ambitious recycling and waste-reduction goals in the country, and by and large, Californians support these goals and want to see them implemented so we can reduce...

Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers

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by Maggie Gainer   While Zero Waste Humboldt appreciates several regional and national Zero Waste and recycling organizations, we are excited by a new coalition recently founded by four of the original pioneers of mission-driven, community-based...

Pressure for Truth in Packaging Over False Recycling and Composting Claims

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by Maggie Gainer, Zero Waste Humboldt   As consumers become more aware of the constant growth of single use plastics in the worldwide marketplace and the significant role that plastic production and disposal play in global...

CRTP: Let’s Build Homes for People, Not Cars

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by Colin Fiske Nobody knows how many parking spaces there are on the North Coast, but it’s a good bet that there are a lot of them. It’s been estimated that there are up to...
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CNPS Happenings: September 2021

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Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ CNPS welcomes everyone.  No expertise required. ................................................................. Evening Program   September 8, Wednesday.  7:30 p.m. "An exploration of Coastal Plant Communities and the Journey to Heal Them at Seawood Cape Preserve''.  Join reserve steward Jessie Bunkley for...
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EPIC: Honoring Priscilla Hunter and Polly Girvin with the Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement Award

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by Matt Simmons, EPIC Legal Fellow  At this year’s Fall Celebration, EPIC will be honoring Priscilla Hunter and Polly Girvin with the Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement Award. Priscilla and Polly are longtime Tribal and environmental advocates...

Difficult Decisions: Shopping Ethically Within Your Budget  

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By Rose Brazil Few with Dan Sealy So, you want to buy food using your ethical beliefs: locally produced, organic, no plastic packaging, fair employment, vegan. That is a lot to pack into a trip...

Industrial Timber Production Increases Fire Severity Risk (And Other Things That the Gov’t Doesn’t Want...

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By Tom Wheeler   Fire severity—how impactful a fire is to the natural environment—escapes easy explanation.  There is no one thing that determines fire severity, rather a variety of factors influence it. But looking across millions...

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...

City of Eureka Seeks to Allow Sewage to Stay in Humboldt Bay 

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Press Release from Surfrider Foundation and Humboldt Baykeeper    EUREKA, Calif – Surfrider Foundation, Humboldt Baykeeper and the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) are calling for the City of Eureka to fix an ongoing sewage problem...

Renewable Energy in Humboldt: What Next?

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By Caroline Griffith On August 9 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a harrowing report about the progression of human-caused climate change. According to the 195-member international expert panel, unless there are immediate...

Celebrate Coastal Cleanup Month with the NEC

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by Ivy Munnerlyn, Coastal Programs Coordinator Happy September! Coastal Cleanup Month has arrived, and with it plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and help keep Humboldt’s beaches and waterways free of litter. This year, we’re...

Dear EcoNews

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EcoNews has recently received multiple inquiries from concerned citizens about pesticide use in their neighborhoods. We turned to Patty Clary, Executive Director of Californians for Alternatives to Toxics (CATS) for advice.   Dear EcoNews, My garden in...

Craft for the Coast Trash Art Contest Winners

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What is Craft for the Coast? Craft for the Coast was the NEC's first annual trash art contest. This event strives to bring awareness to marine debris issues and give litter a new life. By...

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...