Letter to EcoNews: Chainsaws from the past-still echo in my head

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  Dave Van de Mark’s piece on Redwood National Park brought back memories of my old summer job with USGS in summer 1974, which Bob Ziemer made happen. I was an art major at HSU...

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...
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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...

GIS Internship

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Description: The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) offers a GIS Internship for each semester. The NEC is one of the country’s oldest bioregional environmental organizations and manages several coastal programs, produces a bi-month newspaper and hosts...

News From the Center

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by Larry Glass and Carrie Tully As environmentally conscious people grapple with the spread of COVID-19, we must point out the obvious: that the same science-denial which has led us to the climate crisis is...
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How Do We Design the Plaza for People?

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What does it mean to design a public space for people over cars? Colin Fiske of the Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities discusses the key principles of transportation planning and how the Arcata Plaza...

Humboldt Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo): Charged with Regional Preservation of Open Space &...

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By Ali Ong Lee   International news has been featuring Brexit, the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union that draws more distinct lines at its borders.  National news has been featuring controversial politics, policies, and...
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...

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...

The world’s oceans reached a new record heat level in 2019

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The heat in the world’s oceans reached a new record level in 2019, showing “irrefutable and accelerating” heating of the planet. The world’s oceans are the clearest measure of the climate emergency because they absorb...

Planet of the Humans: A Review

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by David Cobb Planet of the Humans debuted on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and has provoked widespread praise and criticism. Almost everyone in my circles either loves it or hates it, and I...

Creature Feature: A Retrospective

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By Casey Cruikshank   Note: The NEC has started a weekly Creature Feature post on our social media. Here is a sample of posts from the past month. To see these weekly posts in real time...

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...
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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...

What Is Food Sovereignty?

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By Caroline Griffith   “Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. It...
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Local Author Sharon Levy Discusses the Arcata Marsh

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George Zaminsky, Friends of the Arcata Marsh, interviews local science author Sharon Levy on her newly released book "The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife”, which centers around the story...

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....

Adopt-A-Block & Adopt-A-Beach

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The Adopt-A-Block and Adopt-A-Beach programs are for volunteers who want to take their cleanup commitment to the next level. If you'd like to participate in our entry level cleanup volunteer program visit yournec.org/trashtrackers Current Adopted...
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Public Land Policies for the Biden Administration 

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by Felice Pace, North Group Executive Committee Member    In last issue’s Eye on Washington report, Dan Sealy included a short reference to President Biden’s sweeping Executive Order: Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad....

Supervisor’s Questionnaire: Economic Development

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How do you think the County can balance economic development while protecting Humboldt Bay for fisheries and recreation? 4th District: Virginia Bass: It is not an either/or proposition. Balance is key and I think in order...

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...

Letter to the Editor: Black Lives Matter Still Matters in Humboldt County

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I noticed that in the September edition of EcoNews that the Black Lives Matter movement has already been forgotten, and that's a shame because the eco/green groups in Humboldt could learn a lot from...

The Senate has released their version of the ‘farm bill’ 

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The following was originally published by Megan Birzell, National Forest and Roadless Defense Campaign Manager for the Wilderness Society. "The Senate released their version of the ‘farm bill’ last Friday, and the Senate Ag Committee markup is...

Mindful Mondays: Remembering Gentleness

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When was the last time you were truly gentle with yourself? In the fast paced American culture many of us are accustomed to moving quickly, pushing through, being "strong". If there's anything this pandemic...

Nexus: Solidarity Economics – A Path Forward

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By David Cobb In the inaugural “Nexus” column, we shared our belief that we could not create a sustainable and regenerative society under capitalism. Almost all the responses we received were in agreement, but pushed...