Tag Archives: Science

Anti-vaxxers harass McK High students with taunts, lies

Anti-vaxxers harass McK High students with taunts, lies

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – During a vaccination clinic Friday afternoon, May 28 at McKinleyville High School, anti-vaccine protesters taunted students, called them Nazis and falsely claimed that they were being sterilized. Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene after a school nurse was allegedly threatened by a man wearing a

April 22 is Humboldt March for Science Day in Arcata

Humboldt March for Science ARCATA – The Humboldt March for Science is an educational, peaceful, non-violent, inclusive event encouraging unity, engagement and interaction from our diverse community who hold science to be valuable in this complex, interconnected world. The Humboldt March for Science (HMFS) is a one of more than 300 sister-city marches occurring on

Richard Botzler: Disappearing the data is the first step to silencing science

As a scientist and retired university educator, I am very concerned with the strong anti-science perspectives being expressed through President Trump’s policies. I share a frequently cited concern over the Trump administration’s negation of the extensive scientific evidence about global warming, even though an overwhelming majority of climate scientists acknowledge the reality of global warming

Arcata taking a stand in the age of Trump

Mad River Union ARCATA – In response to the many bigoted, ignorant and insulting statements made by President-Elect Donald Trump, the Arcata City Council will tonight, Jan. 4, consider Resolution No. 167-24, “Reaffirming Arcata’s Commitment to the Values of Community, Inclusivity, Environmental Protection and Respect.” According to a staff report, “many cities and towns throughout

Ian Harris’s critically thinking comedy at Arcata Playhouse Saturday

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union OLD CREAMERY – If you’re  exasperated with  credulous cranks and pandering politicians who pretend there’s no climate change, that sea level rise is bogus, that evolution is a hoax, that religion should be taught in school, or that you can pray the gay away, there’s good news and bad

It came out of the sky – and struck the Earth somewhere in Humboldt

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Wednesday, Nov. 18 was a typical morning at Pacific Union School’s early morning daycare program, when just before 7:15 a.m., Gail Zanotti heard an excited five-year-old exclaim that “a fireball just went over my head!” Curious, she went outside to take a look, and it turned out to be

Supervisors wary of supporting massive dune study

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Criticism of invasive beach grass removal projects is affecting a dune ecology partnership’s effort to gain the Board of Supervisors’ support for a grant proposal. The debate over the effectiveness of removing invasive beach grass again emerged at the March 10 board meeting. Supervisors considered a letter of

Brunch With The Humboldt Skeptics Saturday, Feb. 8

SKEPTICAL BRUNCH Join members of the Humboldt Skeptics group for an informal brunch at Gill’s By The Bay, 77 Halibut Avenue, Eureka, on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Skepticism is the process of applying evidence, reason and critical thinking to issues ranging from biotechnology to Bigfoot. The growing skepticism movement pushes back against logical