Environment

November 2019

THE ECONEWS REPORT: Is Your Pot Killing Northern Spotted Owls?

THE ECONEWS REPORT: Living Through a Firestorm, with Jon Humboldt Gates

October 2019

THE ECONEWS REPORT: Where’s the Mercury in Humboldt Bay Coming From?

THE ECONEWS REPORT: Massive Bird Declines Foretell a Silent Spring

THE ECONEWS REPORT: The Klamath River is a Person, My Friend

THE ECONEWS REPORT: Trump’s Cartoon Supervillains and Their Surprising Ally in Gov. Gavin Newsom

September 2019

THE ECONEWS REPORT: Let’s Not Deify People, Even If They’re Awesome Activists Like Greta Thunberg

PETA Buys Bus Ads Opposing Fish Farm on Samoa Peninsula: ‘You Can’t Be a Fish-Eating Environmentalist’

(PHOTOS + VIDEO) The Yurok Tribe is Leading a Massive Restoration Project on the Trinity River, and the Fish are Coming Back

THE ECONEWS REPORT: What Can Tsunamis Teach Us About Combating Climate Change?

THE ECONEWS REPORT: It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And We’re SO DEPRESSED)

Local Enviro Groups Demand Changes to Proposed Terra-Gen Wind Energy Project Slated for Ridges South of Rio Dell

THE ECONEWS REPORT: They’re Back! Your Loveable Environmental Curmudgeons Have a New Show on KHUM and LoCO

August 2019

Yurok Tribe Acquires 50,000 Acres From Green Diamond; Land Along Blue Creek, Other Klamath Tributaries Will Be Managed for Conservation

July 2019

Federal Agencies Looking to Expand Humboldt County’s Open Ocean Dumping Grounds, Where We Put All the Dredge Spoils

June 2019

Humboldt County Joins North Coast Coalition Seeking to Take Over the Potter Valley Project, Which Diverts Water from the Eel River

Yurok Biologist Discovers New Subspecies of Klamath Lamprey; Leads Team-Written Paper Published in Scientific Journal

In Midst of Unusual Marine Mammal Die-Off, Humboldt State Team Surveys the Coast and Looks for Answers

California Fish and Game Commission to Begin Listing Summer Steelhead Runs as Endangered, Following Petition From Friends of the Eel

A Fight Between Humboldt Stakeholders Over the Klamath Dams is Impacting Environmental Protections Across the Country

New Eureka High Sidewalk Mural Reminds You Everything that Flows Down Storm Drains Ends Up in the Bay

Check Out This 59-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Who’s Swimming the Eel River From Benbow to the Ocean

Rio Dell City Government is the Latest Organization to Give the Terra-Gen Wind Power Project a Big Thumbs Down

May 2019

Humboldt Wind Energy Project Proponents Give Presentation to Skeptical Crowd in Ferndale

Caltrout Gets Big State Grant to Return 950 Acres of Cannibal Island to Marshland

Stakeholders Voice Concerns and Cautious Optimism About Offshore Wind Energy at McGuire-Hosted Hearing

April 2019

Feds to Consider Adding Northern California Summer Steelhead to Endangered Species List

Wind Energy Project Near Scotia Would Impact Birds and the View, Report Finds; Public Scrutiny Invited

March 2019

Trinidad Rancheria Wants Harbor Property Placed in Federal Trust, Raising Concerns About Public Access, Environment and Tribal Rights

February 2019

MORE SEWAGE STILL! Turns Out Fortuna Contributed Another 14,000 Gallons of the Raw Stuff to the Eel Yesterday; Tiny Ferndale Also Chipped In

OH, SHIT! More Than 10,000 Gallons of Raw Sewage Were Dropped Into the Bay This Morning, and More Into the Eel This Afternoon

Weed and Water Diversion: State Fish and Wildlife Service Studying Environmental Effects of Cultivation in the Upper Mattole This Year

Humboldt Baykeeper Says: Samoa Fish Farm Proposal Looks Good So Far, But the Devil Will Be in the Details

Big Week for Klamath Dam Removal: State Panel to Hold Hearings in Arcata, Orleans, Sacramento

(PHOTOS) Inmate Work Crew Cleans Up Homeless Encampment on the Banks of the Mad River

January 2019

Rep. Huffman Set to Bird-Dog Trump Administration’s Environmental Shenanigans, if Those Exist, as Chair of Prestigious New Natural Resources Subcommittee

(UPDATE) PG&E Says It Will Abandon Efforts to Sell or Relicense Eel River-Diverting Dams at Potter Valley

Surfrider Foundation Wants You to Post Photos of Washed Up Shotgun Wads to Its Data Collection Map

November 2018

Big Tributary of the Eel Opens Up for Fish Passage After San Francisco-Based Non-Profit Removes Dead Railroad Tracks

Crab Fishermen Sue Oil Companies for Screwing Up the Planet and Lying About Climate Change

October 2018

(MAP, PHOTOS) Rancher’s Deal With Northcoast Regional Land Trust Preserves 15,000 Acres in the Mad River Watershed

Large-Scale Wind Farm South of Scotia Should Be Up and Running in Roughly Two Years, Project Director Says

Part of the Waterfront Trail Will be Temporarily Closed For Invasive Plant Eradication This Week

September 2018

PG&E Announces That It’s Now Accepting Bids on Potter Valley Dams, Which Take Water From the Eel Put it in the Russian

August 2018

Mendo County Stakeholders Want to Take Over the Potter Valley Project, Which Diverts Water From the Eel; Local Enviros Say That Spells Trouble

July 2018

Huffman Introduces ‘Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act’ To Restore and Protect Local Land

(VIDEO) Protestors Lock Themselves to Gate to Prevent HRC Logging of Mattole Forest

Paintings by Local Artist Matt Beard Selected to Promote This Year’s California Coastal Cleanup Day

Humboldt Bay is at the Highest Risk of Sea-Level Rise on the Entire West Coast, Study Says

June 2018

County Government Says Klamath Dam Plan Represents ‘Major Milestone’ for the River, Fisheries


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