September 2021 EcoNews

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Creature Feature: Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) or Jawurrachi in the Wiyot language, is a charismatic and recognizable seabird in Humboldt county. Brown pelicans often dwarf...

Creature Feature: Pacific Banana Slug

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Pacific Banana Slugs (Ariolimax columbianus), or Joumash in the Wiyot language, are an iconic species of the redwood forest. Of the 4 species of...

News From the Center

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by Larry Glass and Carrie Tully   Cancellation of the 50th Anniversary Celebration We had our 50th Anniversary Celebration fully planned for August. We had it all...

Craft for the Coast Trash Art Contest Winners

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What is Craft for the Coast? Craft for the Coast was the NEC's first annual trash art contest. This event strives to bring awareness to...

Dear EcoNews

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EcoNews has recently received multiple inquiries from concerned citizens about pesticide use in their neighborhoods. We turned to Patty Clary, Executive Director of Californians...

Celebrate Coastal Cleanup Month with the NEC

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by Ivy Munnerlyn, Coastal Programs Coordinator Happy September! Coastal Cleanup Month has arrived, and with it plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and help keep...

Renewable Energy in Humboldt: What Next?

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By Caroline Griffith On August 9 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a harrowing report about the progression of human-caused climate change. According...

City of Eureka Seeks to Allow Sewage to Stay in Humboldt Bay 

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Press Release from Surfrider Foundation and Humboldt Baykeeper    EUREKA, Calif – Surfrider Foundation, Humboldt Baykeeper and the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) are calling for...

La ciudad de Eureka busca permitir que las aguas residuales permanezcan en la bahía...

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Presione soltar por Surfrider Foundation y Humboldt Baykeeper EUREKA, California - Surfrider Foundation, Humboldt Baykeeper y el Centro de Información de Protección Ambiental (EPIC) están...

Industrial Timber Production Increases Fire Severity Risk (And Other Things That the Gov’t Doesn’t Want...

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By Tom Wheeler   Fire severity—how impactful a fire is to the natural environment—escapes easy explanation.  There is no one thing that determines fire severity, rather...

Difficult Decisions: Shopping Ethically Within Your Budget  

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By Rose Brazil Few with Dan Sealy So, you want to buy food using your ethical beliefs: locally produced, organic, no plastic packaging, fair employment,...
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EPIC: Honoring Priscilla Hunter and Polly Girvin with the Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement Award

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by Matt Simmons, EPIC Legal Fellow  At this year’s Fall Celebration, EPIC will be honoring Priscilla Hunter and Polly Girvin with the Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement...
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CNPS Happenings: September 2021

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Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ CNPS welcomes everyone.  No expertise required. ................................................................. Evening Program   September 8, Wednesday.  7:30 p.m. "An exploration of Coastal Plant Communities and the Journey to Heal Them...

CRTP: Let’s Build Homes for People, Not Cars

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by Colin Fiske Nobody knows how many parking spaces there are on the North Coast, but it’s a good bet that there are a lot...

Pressure for Truth in Packaging Over False Recycling and Composting Claims

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by Maggie Gainer, Zero Waste Humboldt   As consumers become more aware of the constant growth of single use plastics in the worldwide marketplace and the...

Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers

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by Maggie Gainer   While Zero Waste Humboldt appreciates several regional and national Zero Waste and recycling organizations, we are excited by a new coalition recently...

How Can We Fix Our Recycling System? The Recycling Commission Has Some Suggestions

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by Caroline Griffith California has some of the most ambitious recycling and waste-reduction goals in the country, and by and large, Californians support these goals...

The Link Between The Environment and Police Reform

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by Matt Simmons, Redwood Coalition for Climate and Environmental Responsibility The Redwood Coalition for Climate and Environmental Responsibility (RCCER) calls for the establishment of a...

An NEC Remembrance…

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by Tom Leskiw Summer 1978 found me working as a hydrologic technician in Hayfork for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. My primary duty was to walk...

Eye on Washington: September 2021

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by Dan Sealy, Legislative Analyst    Recess is Over Congress took most of August and the first week of September off to return to their districts, meet...

Join Friends of the Dunes for Dune Ecosystem Restoration Team (DERT) Summer Nights

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Friends of the Dunes Relax and restore with the Dune Ecosystem Restoration Team (DERT) at the new DERT Summer Nights program, happening on the first...

Sequestration Is Where It’s At

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by Martha Walden for 11th Hour   We live with awesome forces of nature here in Humboldt County. Ocean, wind, and forest are wild, but they...

Solutions Summit

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  Michael D. Pulliam MAINE TAXES PLASTIC PRODUCERS In July 2021, Maine became the first U.S. state to officially hold corporations fiscally responsible for their own plastic...

Participate in the Regional Transportation Plan Update and Help Move Transportation Priorities Forward

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 press release    The way we choose to move ourselves through the community can have major impacts on the local economy, public health and our environment....