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July 2022 EcoNews

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News from the Center | July 2022

Larry Glass, NEC Board President Caroline Griffith, NEC Executive Director Let’s Start With the Good News! In a turn of events that thrilled environmental activists on the...

Rachel Carson Wielded a Mighty and Eloquent Pen

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Dan Sealy, NEC Board Before 1962, scenes of children enjoying lunch at picnic tables in parks while being sprayed with clouds of pesticides were common....

Dear EcoNews: Wounded Wildlife

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Dear EcoNews,  During a recent conversation with a friend, she recounted an experience she had in which she and her partner came across a sea...

Letters to EcoNews

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Editor's Note: In the April 2022 EcoNews issue Farzad Forouhar wrote the article "Smokey Bear: A Savior or An Agent?". In the June 2022...

The Youths Are Alright

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Matt Simmons, EPIC Brown v. Board of Education, Loving v. Virginia, Obergefell v. Hodges, these are the names of some of the most famous and...

Les Jóvenes Están Bien

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por Matt Simmons, EPIC traducción por Carlrey Arroyo Brown c. Junta de Educación, Loving v. Virginia, Obergefell v. Hodges, estos son los nombres de algunos de...

Dabawouwulh ta’luwouyit! (Let’s throw the dam away!)

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Michelle Vassel   There we were, standing in the middle of where the Eel River has always been, on a bed of rock, covered in...

What’s Happening With That Climate Action Plan?

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Elena Bilheimer, EcoNews Journalist The recent public release of the draft regional Humboldt Climate Action Plan (CAP)  offers the community an important opportunity to contribute...

Kin to the Earth: Maggie Gainer

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Maureen Hart, Sustainability Consultant Before she had learned the term “recycling,” Margaret (Maggie) Gainer’s parents raised her with the Appalachian cultural value of “making do.”...

ZWH: Festival Season

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Krista Miller, Zero Waste Humboldt Now that we are back to social gatherings it’s time to take a look at Zero Waste drinking. No, we...
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California Native Plant Society | July 2022

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Field Trips July 3, Sunday.  1-5 p.m.  Salmon Pass Trail in Headwaters Forest Reserve.  Docent Susan Halpin will tell us history and natural history as...

EPIC: Jackson Demonstration State Forest Update

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Matt Simmons, Staff Attorney for EPIC There have been a lot of developments in the fight to Save Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF). We thought...

The Sea is Rising. Will Humboldt Rise to the Occasion?

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Caroline Griffith, NEC Executive Director The first mention of Sea Level Rise (SLR) in EcoNews was the February 1981 issue, so readers of this publication...

Heart of Dryness Book Review

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Ali Ong Lee In this third year of a sustained California drought – in anticipation of more wildfires and amidst climate change crises – we...

Ascending to New Heights in the Trinity Alps

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Sophia Sady, Ascend Wilderness Experience Public Relations Manager Ascend Wilderness Experience (Ascend) is a Trinity County based non-profit that has been quietly taking youth on...

Farm Feature: Abbey of the Redwoods’ Sea Goat Farm

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Elena Bilheimer, EcoNews Journalist Sea Goat Farm, currently in the midst of its second season, offers locally grown produce to the community at its farmstand...

Working Towards Land Return in Goukdi’n: A History of Genocide and a Future of...

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Editor's Note: This project received 2nd place in the graduate level Humanities, Arts, and Letters category in the CSU Student-Led Research Competition. Carrie Tully, Save...

Eye on Washington | July 2022

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Dan Sealy, NEC Legislative Analyst Plastics Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, has ordered the National Park Service to phase out plastics, both single-use containers and...

DIY ZERO: The Role of Recycling

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Susan Nolan It’s become clear that recycling is not going to solve our solid waste problems, and zero waste should be our goal. Still, recycling...

Get on Board for the Climate: Is California Losing Faith?

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Martha Walden, 350 Humboldt First there was AB 32: fifteen percent greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction below 1990 levels by 2020. Flushed with early success in...

Solutions Summit | July 2022

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HUMBOLDT LAUNCHES MILESTONE MICROGRID A coalition of energy-conscious companies and government bodies has developed California's first 100% renewable multi-customer microgrid, a resilient alternative to getting...

Welcome to the Team: Summer Interns

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Karina Ramos Villalobos is a community activist, journalist, and artist. She has been a guest on Wiyot land since 2019 when she began attending...