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Massive Bird Declines Foretell a Silent Spring

October 19, 2019 A new study in the journal Science documents the staggering loss of bird populations in North America — a decline of approximately three billion...

Coalition Letter on TerraGen Wind Project

The Northcoast Environmental Center, Environmental Protection Information Center, Humboldt 350, California Native Plant Society, Redwood Region Audubon, and Redwood Chapter of the Sierra Club,...
This digitally-edited image offers an idea of the visual impact the current hotel proposal would have on the viewshed of the Trinidad Bay shoreline. The photo of the Hyatt Hotel was provided in the Trinidad Rancheria’s Environmental Assessment (EA) of the project. Coast photo by Dave Hankin. Photo-illustration by Tim Sheppard.

California Coastal Commission Decisions Disappointing

Two disappointing decisions by the California Coastal Commission this past week. Despite the strong case made by the public that CalTrans should plan for sea...

NEC Supports SB 424 – Tobacco Product Recyclability and Producer Responsibility Act

Senator Jackson is currently authoring a bill (SB 424) that seeks to eliminate plastic waste and pollution due to single-use tobacco products. The bill...

EPIC and NEC Submit Comments on Humboldt Wind Energy Project

EPIC and the Northcoast Environmental Center submitted comments to the Humboldt County Planning Department regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Humboldt...

NEC Supports AB-54 – Single Use Packaging and Products Legislation

Senator Ben Allen is currently authoring a bill (SB 54) that seeks to curb some of the mass amounts of single use plastics that...
An artistic rendering of the proposed hotel project at Cher-Ae Heights Casino off Scenic Drive south of Trinidad, as submitted to the North Coast Journal.

Trinidad Rancheria Unveils its Revised Hotel Proposal

From the North Coast Journal, March 18: "The Trinidad Rancheria recently presented its revised concept of a 100-room hotel on the bluffs of Scenic Drive...
Cover of the January 24, 2019 edition of the North Coast Journal, featuring the return of Indian Island to the Wiyot Tribe.

‘We’re Coming Home’ The unprecedented return of Indian Island to the Wiyot Tribe

In an unprecedented move, the Eureka City Council voted in December 2018 to return Indian Island to the Wiyot, becoming the first city municipality...

In Memory of Mary Oliver, poet

In Memory of poet Mary Oliver September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019 Water What is the vitality and necessity of clean water? Ask the man who is ill,...

End of year fundraiser – Support the NEC!

Dear Friend of the Northcoast Environmental Center, During this tumultuous year of seemingly nonstop attacks on the environment, we have tried to stay on task...