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Fuel break denudes slopes

Jun 18, 2021

June 18, 2021 — Last month, PG&E cleared the vegetation on either side of its transmission lines for about two miles along Road A in Redwood Valley, from its substation to Highway 20. The clear cut area is up to 80 feet wide in some places, and traverses steep slopes and narrow canyons. 

The work is in a public utility easement outside the coastal zone, and is exempt from county review, according to Planning and Building Services.

Reduced flows to benefit wild fish

Jun 17, 2021

June 17, 2021 — Lake Mendocino’s supply of water from the Eel River is likely to dry up sometime this summer, due to flows being reduced to a  fifth of what they were when conditions were dry rather than critical. 

Logging continues, in spite of people in the forest

Jun 16, 2021
Contributed by Alicia Bales

June 16, 2021 — Logging continues in the Jackson Demonstration State Forest, in close proximity to activists trying to prevent it.    The site, Capar 500, is one of six timber harvest plans being carried out by CalFire. Reached by phone yesterday, Kevin Conway, Cal Fire State Forests Program Director, said he couldn’t comment.  Tree sitters with the Mama Tree network took up residence in two old-growth redwoods, dubbed the Mama and Papa trees, in April.

June 15, 2021 — The Board of Supervisors agreed to move ahead with a multi-department plan to enforce cannabis codes, involving aerial surveillance and more staff. The plan is based on the Humboldt County model, which relies heavily on satellite imagery and fines and liens to achieve compliance. Another big change is that enforcement will be proactive as well as complaint based.

Drought drop-by event encourages conservation

Jun 14, 2021

June 14, 2021 — With a looming drought and the high likelihood of emergency curtailment regulations on the Russian River, local agencies are encouraging water conservation. On Saturday, anyone pulling up to the stop signs at the Redwood Valley Grange or Club Calpella could expect to receive a bucket full of drought swag.

We’ll hear about the dire situation for the fisheries, how the Calpella Water District is preparing for the drought, and go through the swag for water-saving tips.

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Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow host a special episode of Talking about California. They interview Professor Will Russell, an environmentalist at San Jose State University. Russell is a leading authority on redwood restoration, and the role of redwood forests in carbon sequestration. He is an expert on how commercial logging increases the threat of wildfires. Much of Russell’s research has been done in Jackson Demonstration State Forest here in Mendocino County.

To hear this interview with Andy Norman about his book, MENTAL IMMUNITY: Infectious Ideas, Mind Parasites, and the Search for a Better Way to Think, click on this link:  https://forthright.media/2021/06/16/andy-norman-mental-immunity-infectious-ideas-mind-parasites-and-the-search-for-a-better-way-to-think/

It includes an update on fossil fuel pipelines protest and court decisions.

To hear this interview with author, editor and journalist, John Judis, click on this link:


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STOCKHOLM — Stefan Lofven, Sweden's Social Democratic prime minister since 2014, lost a confidence vote in parliament on Monday amid a housing crisis and skyrocketing real estate prices, making him the first Swedish government leader ever to lose such a motion.

The vote was initiated by the small Left Party, an ally of the minority government that is not in the two-party center-left coalition but had provided votes to pass the government's legislation. The vote was 181-109 in favor of a motion that confidence had been lost in Lofven, and there were 51 abstentions.

Organizers for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics announced they will allow some local spectators into each venue, as long as no state of emergency is in effect.

Up to 10,000 domestic fans will be allowed at events, or 50% of the venue's capacity, whichever is less, organizers said Monday.

The coronavirus situation in Japan has improved in recent weeks with increased vaccinations, though critics still believe it would be safer to close the games to all spectators.

John Nephew thought he had a winner with a new, tabletop game called "Dice Miner." Importing the games from China turned out to be its own roll of the dice.

Nephew, founder of Atlas Games in Duluth, Minn., ordered a 40-foot cargo container full of games from Shanghai last December, anticipating delivery in about six weeks.

The fight against climate change may be taking a striking new turn under the Biden administration. The White House is calling climate action a form of environmental justice, part of a campaign to address economic and racial inequity.

As calls to remove Confederate monuments have increased in recent years across the U.S., the debate over what to do with the biggest one is getting louder.

A worrying spike of coronavirus infections in Europe is being driven by the Delta variant, according to global health leaders, even as immunization rates in some countries are on the way up.

Increased cases reported in the U.K. and Portugal have forced officials to reimplement lockdown restrictions or hold off on lifting pandemic mandates. Officials in France, Germany, and Spain say they are closely monitoring clusters of infection tied to the Delta variant.

When doctors at a primary care clinic in Philadelphia noticed many of its poorest patients were failing to show up for appointments, they hoped giving out free rides would help.

But the one-time complimentary ride didn't reduce these patients' 36% no-show rate at the University of Pennsylvania Health System clinics.

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's sole nuclear power plant has undergone an unexplained temporary emergency shutdown, the country's state TV reported.

An official from the state electric company Tavanir, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, said on a talk show that aired on Sunday that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and would last "for three to four days." Without elaborating, he said that power outages could result.

Updated June 20, 2021 at 8:19 PM ET

Tropical Storm Claudette was downgraded to a tropical depression after battering the Southeast over the weekend. Heavy rains, high winds and flash flooding contributed to the deaths of 13 people in Alabama Saturday, and while the storm has weakened, it is expected to regain strength as it makes its way toward the East Coast.

ATLANTA — Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes.

Ten people, including nine children, were killed Saturday in a 15-vehicle crash about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Montgomery on Interstate 65, according to Butler County Coroner Wayne Garlock.


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Jun 18, 2021

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