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February 2022 EcoNews

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News from the Center | February 2022

Larry Glass, NEC Board President Caroline Griffith, NEC Executive Director Nordic Aquafarms The long-awaited draft EIR for the proposed fish farm on the Samoa Peninsula has finally...

Caroline Griffith: New Kid In Town

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Elena Bilheimer, EcoNews Journalist Caroline Griffith, NEC Executive Director The following is an interview with the Northcoast Environmental Center's new Executive Director, Caroline Griffith. How did you...

Letters to EcoNews: The Past Hasn’t Passed

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Thank you EcoNews for featuring Samantha Gaiera's insightful and blistering critique of our nation's century-old compulsory schooling experiment. Its legacy of historic increases in...

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples

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Chelsea Miraflor Trillo (Mindanaoan/Visayan) Indigenous Peoples are integral to Earth because we are of Her. That is why Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples (MMIP) is...

Pueblos Indígenas Desaparecides y Asesinades

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Chelsea Miraflor Trillo (Mindanaoan/Visayan) traducido por Carlrey Arroyo Los Pueblos Indígenas son parte integral de la Tierra porque somos de Ella. Es por eso que los...

Radical Refuge: Earthseed Laboratories

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On 40 acres up Highway 299, HSU associate professor of English Renée Byrd is working to create a radical space of healing that is...

King Tides Photos Help Envision the Future

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Jen Kalt, Humboldt Baykeeper Director The Humboldt Bay King Tides Photo Initiative began in 2011 as a community science project to document the highest tides...
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The North Coast Holds Together Through Redistricting

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Tom Wheeler, EPIC Executive Director Redistricting is complete. For more than six months, EPIC has asked for your help in testifying before the California Citizens...
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The Sandpiper | February 2022

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Post-Fire Logging and the Hazard Tree Loophole

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Felice Pace, North Group Water Chair I have sometimes wondered if the U.S. Forest Service has an evil genie locked in a windowless office in...
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Urgent Call to Enforce Existing Plastic Laws

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Maggie Gainer, Zero Waste Humboldt Zero Waste Humboldt joined a growing coalition of organizations and businesses urging California Governor Newsom and State Attorney General Rob...
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California Native Plant Society | February 2022

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Evening Programs February 9, Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. “Silvery Phacelia, Rare Coastal Dune Beauty of Del Norte County.” Silvery Phacelia exists only in the dunes of...
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Now for Some Positive Developments

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Colin Fiske, Executive Director As an environmentalist “development” has long seemed like a dirty word to me. I spent a lot of my childhood in...

NEC Library Unveiling

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Those of you who have known the NEC for decades probably have a mental association between the NEC and the written word. Besides publishing...

Elwha: A River Reborn and a Vision of What’s Possible

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“And, always, there is the river,” begins author Lynda V. Mapes, staff reporter for the Seattle Times newspaper, in the 2013 publication of Elwha:...

Where Does Your Water Come From?

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Where does your drinking water come from? If you live in Eureka, Arcata, McKinleyville, or Blue Lake, it comes from the sand beds underneath...

In Memoriam: Edward Osborne (E.O.) Wilson, 1929 – 2021

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Studying nature since the age of nine and becoming the curator of entomology at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology might be accomplishment enough...

Sea Level Rise in Action: What Will Become of the 101 Corridor?

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Humboldt is experiencing one of the fastest rates of sea level rise on the West Coast. This has major impacts for the Eureka-Arcata corridor...

No Coal Humboldt: Waiting & Watching

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In early January the City of Eureka passed an ordinance prohibiting the storage and handling of coal on city-owned properties. Shortly before that, Senator...

The High (Energy) Cost of Farmed Fish

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Nordic Aquafarms California, LLC is proposing to construct a land-based finfish recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility on the Samoa Peninsula. The facility, which would...

Eye On Washington: Looking Back at 2021 with Hope

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By many, if not most, measures of conservation progress, 2021 was a welcome change. After the last few years of an administration that took...

DIY ZERO: Biochar: Good for the Garden, Good for the Earth

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You’ve probably heard of biochar, and thought it sounded like a good thing. But you may not have realized how easy it is to...

Get on Board for the Climate: A Heretical Proposal

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Civilization's only hope, so far, for getting out from under the deadly greenhouse gas emissions of fossil fuels is to build many wind and...

Solutions Summit | February 2022

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CLEANING UP TRASH ISLANDS In October 2021, 27-year-old inventor-entrepreneur Boyan Slat and his team at The Ocean Cleanup collected 9,000 kilograms (roughly 20,000 pounds) of...

Community Coastal Column: 2021 Roundup

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2021 by the Numbers In 2021 Northcoast Environmental Center volunteers collected 13,814 pieces of trash across Humboldt County. That included 2,996 fireworks, 2,337 cigarette butts,...