ECONEWS Story Archive


April, 2016
  If you’ve read Moneyball or seen the movie, you’re familiar with the fable of Billy Beane, general manager of the low-budget Oakland A’s. Over...
April, 2016
Almost ten years ago, the city of Arcata began discussing an alternative energy option for its residents: Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). Due to...
April, 2016
      Many long term residents of Humboldt County have been asking themselves the same question: Where did all the porcupines go?...
April, 2016
        Did you know that sea anemones are carnivorous (meat eating) animals? They live in the ocean, have no bones (...
April, 2016
    Beginners and experts, non-members and members are all welcome at our programs and on our outings.  Almost all of our events are...
April, 2016
          Lily Bulb Farms Threaten Life on the Smith RiverThe Smith River Plain, a strip of gently sloping land along the...
April, 2016
On the heels of last year’s Climate Deal  in Paris last year, Oregon has become the first state in the U.S. to pass legislation to phase out...
February, 2016
Humboldt County is moving forward with regulating medical cannabis production with a final ordinance set to be passed as we go to print. With the...
February, 2016
Because fracking  (unconventional hydrocarbon extraction) threatens water and air quality wherever it is used, a group calling themselves...
February, 2016
Last month, a truck hauling diesel fuel wrecked in Northern Humboldt County on US 101 near Big Lagoon. It was reported that approximately 1000...
February, 2016
Department of Fish and Wildlife Shows Cards to Delist Wolf The California Department of Fish and Wildlife recently released its draft Wolf...
February, 2016
Dr. Loon returns after a five-year break. This is the second of several excerpts from The Price of a Life: Shells, Gold, Carbon Notes and Weed in the...
February, 2016
Leaders and representatives of almost 200 countries met in Paris in November at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), or Climate Change...
February, 2016
More than 17 years after Charles Hurwitz (owner of Maxxam/Pacific Lumber Company) was forced to shut down his liquidation logging in Elk River, the...
February, 2016
In 1999, a small group of Humboldt County residents began what would become a treasured local tradition—the annual spring Seed & Plant Exchange....
February, 2016
  Cleanup Collaboration
February, 2016
  Lucille Vinyard  was called the “Mother of Redwood National Park” by a former park superintendent. I’m sure that quote will be used often...