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What is Happening to Humboldt County’s Recyclables?

Following the introduction of a new policy in China earlier this year, much of the world is experiencing an extreme recycling crisis. As of January 1, China put a ban on foreign imports of...
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Arcata City Council Begins Deliberation on Controversial Student Housing Project

In last week’s meetings, the Arcata City Council began a public hearing regarding a controversial student housing project proposed for the Sunset Neighborhood on St. Louis Road. The project, including many recent updates to...
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Taking away your right to protest

The following excerpt was originally published on Grist by Justine Calma: "In the past 18 months, more than 60 bills have been introduced in 31 states that specifically target protests — whether it’s racial justice activists shutting...

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

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...
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Lawsuit filed over cannabis cultivation impacts

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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Humboldt County Planning Commissioner Kevin McKenny Resigns

After being called to resign by environmental groups including the Northcoast Environmental Center, EPIC, and Humboldt Baykeeper, Humboldt County Planning Commissioner Kevin McKenny renounced his seat on the commission on May 17. Mr. McKenny had...
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Humboldt Board of Supervisors Weigh in on Controversial Water Tax Bill

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, along with representatives from other invested agencies, weighed in on a controversial “water tax” bill in a May 15 Board meeting. Senate Bill 623, commonly referred to as the...
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Humboldt Board of Supervisors Show Unanimous Support for Climate Change Amendment

In a Board meeting on May 15, The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pass an amendment to the State and Federal Legislative Platform that would allow the county to more efficiently advocate...

McGuire SB 1453 goes after illegal forest clearing

State Senator McGuire is going after illegal forest clearing. The following quote was published in the Eureka Times-Standard: “…illegal conversions are polluting our pristine watersheds, threatening our drinking water supplies, killing wildlife and ushering in near...

A federal judge struck down Oakland’s ban on coal shipments

Excerpt from Can Oakland still stop the coal trains? originally published on Grist: "When a federal judge struck down Oakland’s ban on coal shipments this week, it represented a setback for environmental advocates. Nearly two...
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400th consecutive month of hot global temperatures

Our overheating planet just reached another staggering—maybe even astronomical—new milestone. In a report out Thursday, NOAA confirmed that April was the 400th consecutive month of warmer-than-average global temperatures. The last month cooler than the 20th-century...

2017 California Coastal Commission Conservation Report Card Released

On May 6, Act Coastal released the 2017 California Coastal Commission Conservation Report Card. This Report focuses on important coastal projects and concerns, using the California Coastal Act as a guide. It also ranks the...

Another extreme heat wave strikes the North Pole

In four of the past five winters, the North Pole has witnessed dramatic temperatures spikes, which previously were rare. Now, in the lead up to summer, the temperature has again shot up to unusually high...

Accelerating biodiversity loss may turn out to be the sleeper issue of the century.

A curious thing about H. sapiens is that we are clever enough to document — in exquisite detail — various trends that portend the collapse of modern civilization, yet not nearly smart enough to extricate ourselves...
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Two weeks of summer trail work announced

  Bigfoot Trial Alliance is excited to announce two Bigfoot Trail work events this summer. Just sign up to reserve your spot and we will keep you up to date on the details of our...