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News From the Center

Climate Climate scientists have now set 2030 as the point of no return when it comes to the effects of climate change. Even if we...

Volunteer Spotlight: Sue Leskiw

How long have you been volunteering with NEC? I’d describe my volunteering as lengthy but sporadic. I became a founding member of the Friends of...

EPIC Victory for Richardson Grove

Judge rules against highway widening project in state park. Old growth redwoods safe from bulldozers again... for now.  On Friday, May 3, Judge William Alsup...

Huffman Reintroduces Wilderness, Public Lands Bill

The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) has been conducting member surveys for much of its existence and wilderness creation and protection has always been the...

‘Ominous’ UN Report Warns Human Activity Has Pushed One Million Species to Brink of...

"Nature is collapsing around us and it's a real wake-up call to humanity." A United Nations report described as the most authoritative and comprehensive assessment...

Oregon Agency Says NO to Jordan Cove LNG Project

On May 6, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) delivered a potentially fatal blow to the Jordan Cove LNG project and the Pacific...

Global Student Strike for Climate Action

“We, children and students, don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change, fossil...

Why Plastic Free July?

Plastic Free July was initiated by the Plastic Free Foundation in 2011 to "build a global movement that dramatically reduces plastic use and improves...
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Eye on Washington: Summertime, Expectations are Low

Members of Congress will be out of D.C. and back in their home districts for the week of July 4 and again from August...
Northwest Pacific Rail alongside the mainstem Eel River. Credit Scott Greacen/Friends of the Eel River

North Coast Rail Legal Settlement to Protect Health of Eel and Russian River Watersheds,...

The North Coast Rail Authority (NCRA) agreed in late April to a legal settlement with non-profit organizations Friends of the Eel River and Californians...

Organized Labor & Environmentalists Need Each Other

Separately, we lose. United, we are unstoppable. Climate protection is the nexus that can bind the current prevailing social justice movements together. Corporate America is...
An endangered sea otter. Photo: Chuck Abbe, Flickr.com CC.

Navy Testing: Comment in Support of Tribal Issues

Since 2005, Tribes in Mendocino & Lake Counties have opposed Navy training and testing in the Northwest Training and Testing (NWTT) range. For countless...

Planning Needed Now to Prevent Future Infrastructure Damage Around Bay

Is Humboldt Bay vulnerable to sea level rise from climate change? Yes, absolutely. Within several decades, it is likely that impacts from sea level...

Locals Weigh in on Offshore Wind

An informative hearing was held May 3 in Eureka on the proposed offshore wind energy leases that are being considered by the federal Bureau...

Tribe Establishes Rights of the Klamath, Dam Removal Closer

Dam removal on the Klamath River is one step closer to reality. The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), which is the entity charged with...

Kin to the Earth: Goldman Prize Winners

Goldman Environmental Prize recipients focus on protecting endangered ecosystems and species, combating destructive development projects, promoting sustainability, influencing environmental policies, and striving for environmental...

Saturday, September 21 – the NEC Celebrates 40 Years of Coastal Cleanups by Going...

This year the NEC is celebrating its 40th anniversary of organizing coastal cleanups! From its humble beginnings here on the North Coast, Coastal Cleanup...

Where are they Now? Rebekah Staub

I joined the Northcoast Environmental Center when I was nearing the end of my studies at Humboldt State University. As a journalism major focusing...
Green Diamond Resources (formerly Simpson Timber) is converting the North Coast forests it controls (this one is in Redwood Creek) into tree plantations. That increases the fire risk to nearby towns, including Hoopa, Weitchpec, Klamath and Trinidad. Photo: Felice Pace.

Tree Plantations Store Less Carbon

There’s little doubt that California’s forests are under siege; the problem is, we are told that California’s forests are under siege from things like...
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Coastal Commission Calls for Local Hearing on 101 Interchange at Indianola Cutoff

The “Eureka-Arcata Route 101 Corridor Improvement Project” is on track for a local hearing in August, despite CalTrans’ insistence that it must be held...
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Proposed Wind Project Presents Alarming Impacts

EPIC urges greater efforts to minimize impacts to the environment There is a proposed wind energy project for the hills just southwest of Scotia, California....
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Science Projects Receive Awards; Spring Chinook Endangered

For the 13th year, North Group sponsored an award for the best project relating to environmental issues at the annual Humboldt County Science Fair...
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CNPS Events & Happenings

Plant Sale Shoppers with their lists made use of informative signs and enjoyed the huge array of native plants during the Native Plant Sale at...
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Mixed-Use Zoning: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

The modern concept and practice of “zoning” dates back about a century. For almost all of that time, the dominant form practiced by United...
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Progress Toward Manufacturer Responsibility for Waste

Following the implementation of China’s stricter regulations regarding the types of recycling it would accept from other countries for processing, most recycling is currently...