A weekly environmental news roundup produced in Arcata, California by Tom Wheeler/Environmental Protection Information Center, Larry Glass/Northcoast Environmental Center, Scott Greacen/Friends of the Eel River, and Jen Kalt/Humboldt Baykeeper.
New Zealand Mudsnails Invade the Mad River
New Zealand mudsnails are small--about the size of a peppercorn--but they can be a BIG problem for watersheds where they are found.
Real Talk about the Green New Deal
On this week’s EcoNews, Gang Green dives into what it would take to translate the principles and values of the Green New Deal into local legislation.
Local Fire Ecologist Lenya Quinn-Davidson on This Year’s Record Fire Season
Fire ecologist Lenya Quinn-Davidson talks about this year’s record fire season and what people can do to reduce fire risk on their properties.
Obi Kaufmann Paints the Forests of California and Tells Their Stories
On this week’s show, we hear from the award-winning California artist-naturalist Obi Kaufmann about his latest book, The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas.
Blue Lake Rancheria Finds Toxic Algae in the Lower Mad River
Our guest is Jacob Pounds of the Blue Lake Rancheria, who recently detected toxic algae in the Mad River from Blue Lake to Arcata.
Interpreting the Parks
State Parks interpreters talk about they are working to tell unique stories, uplift diverse voices, and how use of digital technology during Covid has increased access to learning about these incredible public lands.