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Monte Merrick, Wildlife Rescuer, Tells Us About His Work and Offers Some Tips

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February 8, 2020 - What do you do when a raccoon is living in the walls of your home? What about when a bird flies into your window? Why do more English majors than...

Lessons From Terra-Gen

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February 1, 2020 We look back at the process that led to the Terra-Gen wind farm being denied last month. What did we learn? http://lostcoastoutpost.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/podcast/econews-report/2793/econews_20200201.mp3 Thanks to Lost Coast Communications for making this show possible!

How Can We Make the Outdoors an Inclusive Space?

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January 25, 2020 On this week’s episode, Luis Villa, Director of Latino Outdoors, joins the Green Gang to talk about how to make nature a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for all people. Latino Outdoors...

Action Alert: Show Support for City of Arcata’s Proposed Single Use Plastic Ban

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WHERE:     Arcata City Hall, Council Chambers, 736 F Street WHEN:       Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – 6:00PM Attend This Meeting To Show Support for the City to Establish Regulations Related to Single-Use Disposable Foodware Items and Plastic Bottle Restrictions All Arcata...

How Does Our Electric Grid Actually Work?

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January 11, 2020 With the recent power shutoffs and the proposed Humboldt Wind Project (RIP), our energy infrastructure has received considerable attention lately. But just how the heck does it work? On this week’s episode, the...

Are Humboldt Bay King Tides a Harbinger of Sea Level Rise?

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January 4, 2020 You may have noticed it: the bay seems particularly high this time of year. The extreme high tides of winter have a name: King Tides. And they can help illustrate the effects...

The State of Play on the Eel River

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December 28, 2019. The Green Gang talks with the Darren Mierau, North Coast Regional Director of Caltrout, about the state of play of dam removal on the upper Eel River.   http://lostcoastoutpost.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/podcast/econews-report/2770/econews_20191228.mp3 Thanks to Lost Coast Communications for...

House Natural Resources Committee Passes Bill to Restore and Protect Northwest California Public Lands...

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H.R. 2250 would support local economies and improve forest health and wildfire resiliency. On November 20, 2019, the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources passed the Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act (H.R....

Wiyot Tribal Members and Employees Talk Terra-Gen

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December 7, 2019 - The Green Gang talks with Cheryl Seidner (Cultural Liaison, Wiyot Tribe), Adam Kanter (Natural Resource Specialist, Wiyot Tribe) and Corinne Alton (Wiyot Tribal member) about the proposed Terra-Gen wind farm...
Volunteers at the Zero Waste Humboldt booth at the North Country Fair. Photo courtesy of Zero Waste Humboldt.

Zero Waste Humboldt is Working to Eliminate All the Garbage

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In this week’s episode, the Green Gang talks with Maggie Gainer of Zero Waste Humboldt to talk trash. http://lostcoastoutpost.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/podcast/econews-report/2748/econews_20191130.mp3 Thanks to Lost Coast Communications for making this show possible!

Here Comes the Electric Vehicle Parade!

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November 13, 2019 In this week’s episode, the Green Gang talks with Stephen Kullmann of the Blue Lake Rancheria and Nancy Stephenson of RCEA about the first annual Electric Vehicle Parade, electric vehicle expo and...

‘We Cannot Move Fast Enough on This’ Pacific Forest Trust VP Paul Mason Interview

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November 16, 2019 Gang Green talks with Pacific Forest Trust VP Paul Mason, veteran of both our own Headwaters Forest fight and more than a decade of lobbying for environmental causes in Sacramento. Why just...

Citing Danger to Birds, Three Conservation Groups Urge the County to Reject the Humboldt...

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Below is a joint press release from the American Bird Conservatory (ABC), the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) and the Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC): The Humboldt Wind Energy Project proposes to place 47 wind turbines on...

Is Your Pot Killing Northern Spotted Owls?

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November 9, 2019 On this week’s episode, the Green Gang talks with Jackee Riccio of the CROP Project about trespass cannabis grows —those rascals growing pot on our public lands. With this pot often comes...

Living Through a Firestorm, with Jon Humboldt Gates

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November 2, 2019 On this week’s show, the Green Gang interviews author Jon Humboldt Gates about his new book “Firestorm,” the true life account of living through the 2017 Tubbs Fire. Gates is also the author...

Where’s the Mercury in Humboldt Bay Coming From?

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October 26, 2019 On this week’s episode, the Green Gang investigates mercury in Humboldt Bay and the Eel River. (Could they be connected?) Need a costume idea? We’ve got you covered. Listen for scary (and...

Massive Bird Declines Foretell a Silent Spring

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October 19, 2019 A new study in the journal Science documents the staggering loss of bird populations in North America — a decline of approximately three billion birds in total over the past 50 years. Local ornithologist...

Coalition Letter on TerraGen Wind Project

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The Northcoast Environmental Center, Environmental Protection Information Center, Humboldt 350, California Native Plant Society, Redwood Region Audubon, and Redwood Chapter of the Sierra Club, submitted a letter to Humboldt County Planning Director Ford on...
This digitally-edited image offers an idea of the visual impact the current hotel proposal would have on the viewshed of the Trinidad Bay shoreline. The photo of the Hyatt Hotel was provided in the Trinidad Rancheria’s Environmental Assessment (EA) of the project. Coast photo by Dave Hankin. Photo-illustration by Tim Sheppard.

California Coastal Commission Decisions Disappointing

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Two disappointing decisions by the California Coastal Commission this past week. Despite the strong case made by the public that CalTrans should plan for sea level rise in their extremely expensive 101 Corridor project advocates...

NEC Supports SB 424 – Tobacco Product Recyclability and Producer Responsibility Act

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Senator Jackson is currently authoring a bill (SB 424) that seeks to eliminate plastic waste and pollution due to single-use tobacco products. The bill bans sale of single-use tobacco products, including single-use filters, single-use...

EPIC and NEC Submit Comments on Humboldt Wind Energy Project

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EPIC and the Northcoast Environmental Center submitted comments to the Humboldt County Planning Department regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Humboldt Wind Energy Project. View entire comments: Humboldt Wind Project EPIC.NEC 6.14     Dear...

NEC Supports AB-54 – Single Use Packaging and Products Legislation

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Senator Ben Allen is currently authoring a bill (SB 54) that seeks to curb some of the mass amounts of single use plastics that are overrunning our oceans and state's wild places, in general....
An artistic rendering of the proposed hotel project at Cher-Ae Heights Casino off Scenic Drive south of Trinidad, as submitted to the North Coast Journal.

Trinidad Rancheria Unveils its Revised Hotel Proposal

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From the North Coast Journal, March 18: "The Trinidad Rancheria recently presented its revised concept of a 100-room hotel on the bluffs of Scenic Drive but it aroused little enthusiasm from the residents of Trinidad. David...
Cover of the January 24, 2019 edition of the North Coast Journal, featuring the return of Indian Island to the Wiyot Tribe.

‘We’re Coming Home’ The unprecedented return of Indian Island to the Wiyot Tribe

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In an unprecedented move, the Eureka City Council voted in December 2018 to return Indian Island to the Wiyot, becoming the first city municipality to return land to an indigenous tribe. As reported in the...

In Memory of Mary Oliver, poet

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In Memory of poet Mary Oliver September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019 Water What is the vitality and necessity of clean water? Ask the man who is ill, who is lifting his lips to the cup. Ask the forest. © 2009...