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FOER Comments on Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan

Thursday, February 2, 2017 NCIP Comments Bureau of Land Management via email to NCIP_comments@aecom.com RE: Friends of the Eel River Scoping Comments on the Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan Dear BLM Staff: Thanks for the opportunity to provide scoping comments to help shape the preparation ...

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Scientists at the 2014 People's Climate March in New York.
Credit: Joe Brusky/flickr

Scientists Are Planning the Next Big Washington March

**UPDATE** The March for Science date has been set for April 22. Check out this international map of march locations. Get involved with a local march, for example Humboldt county's march here. Last weekend, a massive milieu of women in pink hats ...

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Average chlorophyll concentrations (milligrams per cubic meter of water) in July 2015. The darkest green areas have the highest surface chlorophyll concentrations and the largest amounts of phytoplankton—including both toxic and harmless species. NOAA Climate.gov map based on Suomi NPP satellite data provided by NOAA View.

Scientists link toxic algal blooms along U.S. West Coast to warm waters in the Pacific

Late in 2015, we published a series of stories about a large-scale harmful algal bloom year off the West Coast that resulted in numerous marine animal deaths and closures of recreational and commercial fisheries in California, Oregon, and Washington. At ...

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Pollution blights Malibu Creek Lagoon, adjacent to the beach and pier | Nick Ut, Associated Press

California's Blue Resistance: Enforcing Water Laws in the Trump Era

California is pledging to defend its actions to tackle climate change and fund clean energy. But it should also be positioning itself as a leader on clean water, writes Sara Aminzadeh of California Coastkeeper Alliance. OUR NEW PRESIDENT said he was “committed ...

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Eel River near flood stage | Photo by Samantha Kannry

Is the Drought Over? Wrong Question!

Ultimately, “Is the drought over?” is the wrong question. We should ask, “Are we managing water in a sustainable manner for the long haul”? The answer to that is still “no.” Given the massive series of storms bringing rain and snow ...

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A pair of Mendocino County property owners were fined after an overfilled water bladder ruptured in 2013, sending an estimated 80,000 gallons of muddy water downstream to the Eel River (North Coast Water Quality Control Board)

Mendocino County property owner fined $37,000 for water reservoir breach

Escaping water from a bladder used to store water for fire protection has fouled nearby land and run into the Upper Main Eel River in Mendocino County. As a result, the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board reports it has ...

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Hatchery salmon smash their heads against the concrete and steel walls of rearing tanks at the Sawtooth Hatchery, Idaho. DamNation collection. Photo: Matt Stoecker

Doubling Down on the Broken Promise of Fish Hatcheries

NOAA Fisheries' absurd proposal to list 23 hatchery salmon and steelhead populations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). You have to hand it to them. It was a wildly creative and successful bait and switch—perhaps the biggest con ever played on ...

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In this Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, photo, brothers Angello Johnson, left, and Eric Sunday, apprentices in the St. Regis Mohawks' cultural restoration program, pose on a bank of the St. Regis River, in Hogansburg, N.Y. A century after the first commercial dam was built on the St. Regis River, blocking the spawning runs of salmon and sturgeon, the river once central to the traditional culture of the Mohawk Tribe along New York's northern border is flowing freely again. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Mohawks become first tribe to take down a federal dam

HOGANSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — A century after the first commercial dam was built on the St. Regis River, blocking the spawning runs of salmon and sturgeon, the stream once central to the traditional culture of New York's Mohawk Tribe is ...

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