Tag Archives: Sea Level Rise

Humboldt grapples with sea level rise

Humboldt grapples with sea level rise

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County is stepping up its planning for sea level rise in the Humboldt Bay area and is pursuing creation of a multi-jurisdictional agency to deal with it. ​What was described at the September 3 Board of Supervisors meeting as the “huge implications” of sea level rise is

Should climate change deniers help make policy?

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Humboldt County’s interest in forming a Climate Advisory Committee hinges on an initial question – should those who are skeptical be disqualified from its membership? ​The idea of forming a committee to recommend climate change responses was discussed – and debated – at the August 27 Board of

#strike4climate and Sustainable Futures with Aldaron

SEA LEVEL RISE CHALLENGES As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Aldaron Laird will present “Humboldt Bay on the Threshold of Change: Sea Level Rise Challenges to a Sustainable Future” on Thursday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Founders Hall 118 on the Humboldt State University campus.   Environmental planner Aldaron Laird specializes in

New planner: McK over-packed with multi-family housing

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – McKinleyville’s representative on the county Planning Commission has advanced a stance on multiple unit housing development, saying that “McKinleyville has been getting a lot of these really dense subdivisions and I don’t think we need too many more of them.” Peggy O’Neill, a McKinleyville resident who was recently

County grapples with ‘monumental’ sea rise issues

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Words like “huge” and “monumental” were used by county staff as the Planning Commission was briefed on the potential effects of sea level rise and the challenges of responding to it.  Policy options for avoiding and dealing with the impacts were outlined as the commission held a fourth

Filling wetlands to save them

Seawater encroachment on low-lying land forces unprecedented choices Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Sea level rise could change the way the state deals with coastal development, as expansion and construction of dikes will fill wetlands but also protect large agricultural areas that double as freshwater habitat.  A workshop on Humboldt County’s early stages

Humboldt Planco ponders climate change, sea level rise

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A county staff report states that sea level rise is “a significant threat to every aspect of life on the North Coast” but opinions on how to react to it are divided. Based on a “vulnerability assessment” by hydrologist Aldaron Laird, a staff report prepared for the county’s

Eco-Briefs Aug. 15, 2018

BIOBLITZ Join the Northcoast Regional Land Trust and Friends of the Dunes to restore biodiversity at Freshwater Farms Reserve, followed by a smartphone-powered BioBlitz on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. A BioBlitz is an intensive one-day study of biodiversity in a specific location; in this case, participants will collect citizen science data

Arcata braces for rising seas

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With the Humboldt Bay and the Pacific Ocean lapping thirstily at its southern edges, Arcata’s low-lying lands are facing eventual inundation. It likely won’t happen overnight, and property in the area may still see use, and even fresh construction, for decades to come. But preparing for the

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