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Feds May Use Eminent Domain to Build California Dam

Early last year, four US Bureau of Reclamation officials came to Anita Lodge’s seven-acre property deep in the San Joaquin River gorge, 33 miles northeast of Fresno. They explained in…

The Price Of Protest

The Price Of Protest

I was in court on Friday, Jan. 23rd regarding my Willits Bypass protest case. Judge David Nelson presided this time, since Judge Behnke — who had been with me through…

Cap & Clear-Cut

Cap & Clear-Cut

It figured to be another evening of adulation for Jerry Brown in Paris: Standing alongside governors of states and provinces from throughout Brazil, Mexico, and Peru, California’s governor planned to…

Nabbing ‘El Chapo’: A Mendo Connection

Nabbing ‘El Chapo’: A Mendo Connection

Mexican authorities' nabbing of Sinaloa Cartel CEO Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán — who made the Forbes 500 list four years running, even as the US pumped hundreds of millions of…

A Dead-End Year For West Coast Fish

Much of the abundance of Pacific Northwest forests, meadows, and waterways is due to the region's fisheries. Salmon, for example, are crucial to the health of river and stream communities.…

MRC’s New “Carbon Sequestration” Projects

Several thousand miles from Paris, where global heads of state are deliberating on a new climate change treaty with the infamous terrorism backdrop looming, a crucial aspect of the global…

MRC’s New Public Relations Firm

MRC’s New Public Relations Firm

According to filings with the California Secretary of State's office, Mendocino Redwood Company — Mendocino County's largest and wealthiest landowner — has already spent $24,766.45 on a marketing campaign to…

Battle Heats Up Over Gualala Redwoods

Battle Heats Up Over Gualala Redwoods

Campaigns to save majestic coastal redwood groves have been waged for more than a century, starting with the campaign that created Big Basin State Park in 1902. In 1978, the…

The Reservoir Stops Here (Part 2)

The Reservoir Stops Here (Part 2)

California’s enormous and elaborate water infrastructure — dams, reservoirs, power plants, pumping plants, canals, aqueducts, gates, tunnels, and other machinations plumbed together across more than six hundred miles — is…

The Reservoir Stops Here

The Reservoir Stops Here

On the edge of the Yolly Bolly Wilderness, about 15 miles north of the dusty cattle and marijuana town of Covelo, 81-year-old Richard Wilson sits across from me in a…

MRC Hack & Squirt Continues Unabated

California timberland owners sprayed 359,147 pounds of pesticides and herbicides on unwanted trees and shrubs in a recent four-year period — 2005 to 2008 — according to data compiled from…

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