September 2020 EcoNews

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The Environmental Voter Project

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  The mission of the Environmental Voter Project is to significantly increase voter demand for environmental leadership by identifying inactive environmentalists and turning them into...

News From the Center

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by Larry Glass and Carrie Tully Every Saturday in September 2020 is Coastal Cleanup Day!!!   A New Look... This year’s Coastal Cleanup Day has effectively become a...

Staff Spotlight: Amber Jamieson

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Amber Jamieson’s title is Communications and Development Director, but she is really the swiss army knife of EPIC, with a multipronged role as a...

Letter to the Editor: Lights Off for Moths

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It was with mixed feelings that I read in the July issue that people were being encouraged to leave their porch lights on at...

Volunteer Spotlight: Brittany Kleinschnitz

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What inspires you to volunteer your time? I am inspired to volunteer for the NEC after starting as a Work Study student during the semester...

Dear EcoNews

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Dear EcoNews, On a recent, exceptionally clear day, I was driving from Eureka to Arcata and looked up into the hills to see what appeared...

Another Hiccup in Klamath Dam Removal

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by Caroline Griffith On July 16, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a long-awaited judgement on the transfer of ownership of four dams on...

Hoopa Valley Tribe Files Lawsuit to Block Federal Water Contracts with Central Valley...

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August 13, 2020 Hoopa Valley Tribe Files Lawsuit to Block Federal Water Contracts with Central Valley Agribusiness press release from the Hoopa Valley Tribe The Hoopa Valley Tribe...

Kin to the Earth: Regina Chichizola

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 by Tom Stokely   Regina Chichizola has lived in the Klamath River watershed for the last twenty three years. She is a long-time advocate for clean...

Casey’s Community Coastal Column: Coastal Programs Success Stories

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by Casey Cruikshank A few months ago when we all started working from home, I wasn’t sure what it would mean for Coastal Programs. As...
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Zero Waste Humboldt⁃ The Circular Economy

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by Margaret Gainer As Humboldt County’s Prosperity Network of government, private, and nonprofit economic development agencies begin working together to rebuild Humboldt County’s economy damaged...
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Fixing the Klamath: Restoration’s Three Essential Requisites

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    Felice Pace, North Group Water Chair  Fixing the Klamath -- by which I mean not just the survival of Klamath Salmon but the return of...
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EPIC: Two Big Wins for Our Public Lands!

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by Tom Wheeler, Executive Director of EPIC Illegal “Crawford” Old-Growth Timber Sale Withdrawn In the face of litigation brought by EPIC, the Klamath Forest Alliance and...

Keep Bulldozers Out of the Wilderness: An Open Letter

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From a letter submitted to North Coast Water Board and Forest Service Officials You are receiving this notice of complaint because you are either responsible...

Creature Feature: Plastic Creatures

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by Casey Cruikshank For this month’s Creature Feature we chose to highlight a particularly insidious type of invasive species: Plastic Creatures. These creatures are found...
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CNPS Happenings September 2020

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Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ Join Yahoo! notification group by writing theralphs@humbodt1.com CNPS welcomes anyone interested in native plants to join our events.  No expertise required. ......................................................................... Field Trips at this...

The Forests of California, A Love Letter

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by Caroline Griffith The Forests of California, by Obi Kaufmann, is a love letter to the beauty and biodiversity of this place in which we...

Nexus: The Environmental Cost of Mass Incarceration

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By Mpingo Uhuru Tucked away in the small, rural community of Ione, California, an environmental tragedy has been playing out for over twenty-five years with...

Clearing-up Confusion: Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District and The Humboldt Community Services District

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by Ali Ong Lee As part of our local governance series, in EcoNews, we have explored what Joint Powers Agencies (JPAs) are and reviewed Humboldt...
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Student Focus: Environmental Policy Intern, Kenny Mort

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My name is Kenny Mort and I am going into my senior year at Humboldt State University (HSU). I am majoring in Environmental Science...

Eye On Washington: September 2020

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Dan Sealy, Legislative Analyst, Northcoast Environmental Center  Ten Months and Done After 30 years with the National Park Service (NPS) but only ten months as its...

Are Pesticides Racist? Yes.

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by Caroline Griffith Nearly every instance of environmental degradation is, at its heart, perpetrated by those seeking to make a profit. Those who are hurt,...

Local Conservation Groups Challenge National Forest Grazing

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by Caroline Griffith   Eat Beef: the West Wasn’t Won on Salad (from a bumper sticker seen on trucks throughout the Western U.S.) Since 1934, the Bureau...

You Don’t Need to Use Poison: Non-Toxic Alternatives to Rodenticide

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by Jaime Carlino, Humboldt Raptors Are The Solution (HumRATS) Rodenticides, otherwise known as “rat poison,” are split into two categories: non-anticoagulant and anticoagulant rodenticides (ARs)....
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Federal Judge Upholds Migratory Bird Act Protections

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by Caroline Griffith U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni has struck down a Department of the Interior interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) that...

Poetry: The Trees Sing

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By Alyssa Rose   If you are quiet enough if you sit long enough brave the dazzling nights of solitude in silence and awareness you can hear the trees sing.   The...

Get On Board for the Climate: Sharpen Your Wits on Die-Hard Skeptics

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by Martha Walden for The What Now Coalition   Is changing the minds of climate change skeptics even possible at this point? Connie Roser-Renouf not only...

Ocean Crossword

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