EcoNews Report Archive - 2013

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December 19 - Scott Greacen interviews Chris Clarke about challenges with renewable energy and wildlife protection in the southern California desert.

December 12 - Dan Ehresman interviews Debbie Perticara, Levon Durr and Devon Frederickson about the recent Sustainability Fair in Eureka.

December 5 - Jessica Hall interviews Jennifer Savage of the Ocean Conservancy and Stephen Kullman, Environmental Director of the Wiyot Tribe, about Ocean Night (Dec 6).

November  28 - Jessica Hall and Jennifer Kalt of Humboldt Baykeeper discuss the King Tides Initiative and other HBK projects.

November  21 - Dan Ehresman interviews Lonny Grafman, HSU engineering instructor and director of Apropedia and Practivistas.

November  14 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Mark Andre about the McDaniel Slough Restoration Project, and Jessica Hall about billboard removal around Humboldt Bay.

November  7 - Scott Greacen of Friends of the Eel River interviews Doreen Hansen, Watershed Coordinator for the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District, about the Salt River Project and the benefits of estuary restoration.

October 31 - Gary Graham Hughes of EPIC interviews Jeff Hadin, recipient of EPIC's annual Sempervirens Award, about his conservation work and the importance of protecting State Parks and wild places.

October 24 - Jessica Hall interviews UC Berkeley prof & Labor Occupational Health Center Director Michael Wilson about green chemistry and the state's effort to rein in runaway use of toxic chemicals.

October 17 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Emily Sinkhorn and Josh Levine of Redwood Community Action Agency about trails in our region.

October 10 - Dan Ehresman interviews Chris Peters, Tia Oros Peters and Louis Gordon of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples about Respecting the Rights of Mother Earth and Indigenous People's Day.

October 3 - Scott Greacen interviews Daniel Schindler about the proposed Pebble Mine and Alaskan salmon.

September 26 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Dave Feral, Director of the Mad River Alliance, and Aldaron Laird, President of the Board of the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District, about flows, fish, and other issues on the Mad River.

September 19 - Dan Ehresman interviews Jen Kalt, Policy Director for Humboldt Baykeeper, and Karen Diemer, Deputy Director of Environmental Services with the City of Arcata, about the recent decision on the 101 Corridor Project and trails in our region. 

September 12 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Steve Sillett, Kenneth L. Fisher Chair of Redwood Ecology at HSU, about coast redwoods, giant sequoias and climate change. 

September 5 - Ken Burton interviews researchers Will Goldenberg and Katlin Overeem about the spectacular Steller's jay.

August 29 - Jessica Hall interviews Michael Moule, traffic engineer with Nelson/Nygaard, about complete streets planning.

August 22 - Jen Kalt interviews Mike Wilson of the Humboldt Bay Harbor Commission about the Harbor District's recent purchase of Samoa Mill Site and future plans as aquaculture and energy research facility.

August 15 - Scott Greacen interviews Sungnome Madrone of the Mattole Salmon Group about this summer's double crisis of low flows and drought on the Mattole River and the effects on Coho salmon.

August 8 - Dan Ehresman interviews Chris West, senior wildlife biologist with the Yurok Tribe, and Mike Palermo and Tiana Williams (also wildlife biologists with the Yurok Tribe), about the Yurok condor reintroduction program.

August 1 - Gary Graham Hughes interviews Kate Ross, Patagonia Campaign Coordinator with International Rivers, about the problems with large scale hydroelectric dam projects and preventing such projects in Patagonia.

July 25 - Jennifer Kalt interviews Joseph Vaile, Executive Director of the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS-Wild), about the proposed nickel strip mines on public lands (Rough & Ready and Baldface Creeks) in southwest Oregon.

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July 18 - Jessica Hall interviews Bart Mihailovich, Director of Spokane Riverkeeper, about coal trains and their impacts on communities and the environment.

July 4 - Dan Ehresman interviews Larry Notheis, Director of the California Conservation Corps in Fortuna about trails, fisheries, and other projects.

June 20 - Jessica Hall interviews Chris Wilke of Puget Soundkeeper about coal transport issues in the Pacific Northwest and their lawsuit alleging Clean Water Act violations.

June 13 - Dan Ehresman interviews Craig Tucker, Klamath Coordinator for the Karuk Tribe, about the many of the issues currently facing the Klamath River, including suction dredging, water rights and dam removal.

June 6 - Scott Greacen interviews local author and educator Michael Kauffman about his new book Conifers of the Pacific Slope.

May 30 - Jessica Hall of Humboldt Baykeeper interviews Linda Sheehan of the Earth Law Center about Santa Monica's nature's rights ordinance.

May 23 - Jessica Hall of Humboldt Baykeeper interviews Scott Greacen of Friends of the Eel River about the river, the North Coast Railroad Authority, and the challenges facing the watershed from railroad interests.

May 16 - Dan Ehresman interviews Mark Rockwell of the Endangered Species Coalition about the the Endangered Species Act in celebration of its 40th anniversary this year, and Endangered Species Day - Friday, May 17.

May 9 - Scott Greacen of Friends of the Eel River interviews director Steve Dunsky and David Rains Wallace (author of Klamath Knot) about Green Fire - a film about Aldo Leopold and a land ethic for our time.  

May 2 - Gary Graham Hughes of EPIC interviews Don Gillespie of Friends of Del Norte about the impacts of CalTrans' 197/199 highway widening plans. 

April 25 - Jen Kalt interviews Richard Beresford, Chris Beresford, and Rick Tolley about the California Native Plant Society's 31st annual Wildflower Show, May 3, 4 & 5 in Manila, featuring Art Night, Fri. May 3 and the Native Plant Sale, May 4 & 5, 10 am to 5 pm. 

April 18 - Jessica Hall interviews David Petrie of Coos Bay Waterkeeper about the issues of industrial development & the environment from their perspective, and Wim de Vriend, author of The Job Messiahs, talking about trains and deep water port schemes.

April 11 - Dan Ehresman interviews Rob Hewitt about the upcoming Godwit Days bird festival and Ken Burton about his new book, Common Birds of Northwest California 

April 4 - Scott Greacen interviews Michael Furniss, founder of the USFS's Climate Change Resource Center, about climate change, resilience and the importance of estuaries.

March 28 - Jessica Hall interviews Melanie Winter of the River Project (Los Angeles) about urban water conservation and climate change.

March 21 - Jen Kalt interviews Will Harling, Director of the Mid-Klamath Watershed Council in Orleans. Will talks about prescribed burning in NW CA and the showing of the film he co-produced, "Catching Fire," on Mar. 27 at the Arcata Playhouse.

March 14 - Dan Ehresman interviews Kevin Wright (Redwood Community Action Agency) and Jacob Pounds (Humboldt Trails Council) about the importance of multi-use trails in community development.

March 7 - Scott Greacen interviews Ken Burton of Audubon about the Endangered Species Act and some local success stories.

February 28 - Jessica Hall interviews Dave Feral of Mad River Alliance and Andrew Orohoske of EPIC about issues facing the Mad River watershed.

February 21 - Jen Kalt interviews Greg Suba, Conservation Director for the California Native Plant Society, about forestry issues and CalFire's environmental review of vegetation management for fire protection across 38 million acres across the state.

February 14 - Dan Ehresman interviews Mark DuPont of Sandy Bar Ranch and Klamath Knot Permaculture about permaculture and how to develop more resilient, adaptable communities in the face of climate change.

February 7 - Scott Greacen interviews whale researcher Jeff Jacobsen about K-pod—the orcas that were recently tracked off the North Coast from Puget Sound.

January 31 - Gary Graham Hughes and EPIC staff discusses their work in and the importance of fire ecology and conservation biology.

January 24 - Jessica Hall interviews Osvel Hinojosa Huerta of Pronatura Noroestea (in Mexico) and environmental writer Emily Green about water issues on the Colorado River delta.

January 17 - Jen Kalt interviews HSU professor Jeff Kane about the relationship between and effects of climate change and fire ecology in the western U.S.

January 10 - Scott Greacen interviews Sara Camp Schremmer about her work with the Redwood Creek Water Conservation Project and waterflow issues on the Eel.

January 3 - Dan Ehresman interviews NEC board members Larry Glass (president), Bob Morris (vice-president) and Jennifer Kalt (secretary) about the NEC's work in 2012 and where we are going from here.





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