August 2022 EcoNews

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News from the Center August 2022

Larry Glass, NEC Board President Caroline Griffith, NEC Executive Director Fire A recent study appearing in the publication Nature shows tree density in parts of the Klamath...

West Virginia v. EPA Decision Highlights the Importance of Local Environmental Action

Rosalind Cuneo, EPIC Legal Intern West Virginia v. EPA involves a regulation that was never enacted and emission reduction goals that were achieved without regulation....

Reproductive Justice is Climate Justice

Editor’s Note: For context on this article please reference the Letters to EcoNews: Population Control. Those letters were in response to an article written...

Letters to EcoNews: Super Greenhouse Gases

Jordan Smith,  globalFACT I read with interest the recent article written by Martha Walden about super greenhouse gas. I am the Executive Director of the...

Letters to EcoNews: Population Control

George Clark, Eureka, CA Kudos for Econews' persistence pointing-out human lifestyle as the primary cause of climate change, both in overconsumption and inequitable resource distribution,...

Microplastics Are In Our Blood Now?

Emily Owen, Guest Author Plastic has infiltrated everything. It’s everywhere. One recent study has shown that it can even be found in our blood. Specifically,...

¿Los microplásticos están ahora en nuestra sangre?

Emily Owen Traducido por Carlrey Arroyo El plástico se ha infiltrado en todo. Está en todas partes. Un estudio reciente ha demostrado que incluso se puede...

Native Plants Combat Effects of Climate Change

Andrea Pickart, CA Native Plant Society For the past seven years, a major collaborative research project has been carried out on Humboldt County’s dunes. Participants...

Salmon and Steelhead in the Anthropocene

Tyrone McDonald   Editor's Note: It has come to our attention that a previous version of this article (and the print version) erroneously stated that Friends...
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The Problems with Post-Fire Logging

Tom Wheeler, EPIC Executive Director Market Dynamics Drive Bad Forest Service Timber Sales The Forest Service is increasingly abandoning environmental impact analysis required by the National...

Donation Dash Reduces Campus Waste

Morgan King, Cal Poly Humboldt’s Climate Action Analyst This past May, Cal Poly Humboldt’s Office of Sustainability and the Waste Reduction & Resource Awareness Program...

Moonstone Beach Bummer

Jen Kalt, Humboldt Baykeeper Director Last month, Moonstone Beach ranked as the sixth most polluted beach in the state on Heal the Bay’s Beach Report...
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The Sandpiper | August 2022

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Industrial Logging Along The Bald Hills Road

Felice Pace, North Group Water Chair Extending from US Route 101 just north of Orick to the Klamath River below Weitchpec, Bald Hills Road offers...

September is Coastal Cleanup Month

Ivy Munnerlyn, Coastal Programs Coordinator Are you looking for a way to give back to the Earth while spending a day outdoors with friends and...

History in Action: Cal Poly Humboldt Plans for Academic Growth

Karina Ramos Villalobos, EcoNews Intern There has been a legacy of this local academic institution being known by different names since its founding in 1913...

Understanding Carbon Science to Develop Effective Climate Policy

Gary Graham Hughes, Americas Program Coordinator, Biofuelwatch The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is currently developing the 2022 Scoping Plan, the road map for the...

Eye on Washington | August 2022

Dan Sealy, NEC Legislative Analyst The Power of Congress  Americans were awakened to a stark new reality in the waning days of the recent US Supreme...

DIY ZERO: Better Mileage

Susan Nolan Sure would be nice to have an electric car these days! In the meantime, driving with care and doing routine maintenance can boost...

How Does the CAP Affect Rural Lifestyles?

Martha Walden Humboldt's draft Climate Action Plan gives Humboldt a nudge towards lower greenhouse gas emissions. It provides incentives, makes zoning changes and sets a...

Solutions Summit | August 2022

Michael D. Pulliam GREEN ENERGY JOBS BOOM On 28 June 2022, the US Department of Energy released an annual report showing jobs in the fossil fuel...

Farm Feature: Foggy Bottom Boys

Elena Bilheimer, EcoNews Journalist Located in the foggy bottoms of the Eel River Valley, Foggy Bottoms Boys Farm offers local, nutrient dense-food and products created...