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The herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's weed-killer called Round Up, is going on the state of California's list of potentially cancerous chemicals, the list is required by state law under proposition 65. Officials from the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment announced on Monday the glyphosate listing will become effective on July 7, 2017.

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service will be holding a public meeting in Fort Bragg Thursday about the future of its  northern spotted owl assistance program.

According to a release from the Department of Interior, the service plans to stop providing the program for timber operations. However, there will still be training and guidance to California Fish and Wildlife and Cal Fire operations.

The meeting, which will also include representatives from the CDFW and Calfire, will be held at 4 p.m. at the Redwood Coast Senior Center.

A boy was killed after he fell off a cliff in Westport on Thursday.

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According to the Ukiah Daily Journal, the West-Virginia native attempted to climb down the cliff in the 42,000 block of Highway 1 when  he fell about 60 feet onto some rocks.

Emergency workers in helicopters responded to the scene but they could not revive him.

The victim’s identity has not been released. The Mendocino County Coroner is investigating the incident.

The Log Walk event that started last year in protest of timber company practices such as the Hack and Squirt method, where tanoak trees are injected with an herbicide and killed, continues next weekend. The Pacific Alliance for Indigenous and Environmental Action - a coalition of activists, recently announced they are hosting another walk in protest of Caltrans' plans to widen part of Highway 101 through ancient redwoods at Richardson Grove State Park in Humboldt County.

Fireworks Are Illegal

Jun 18, 2017

All types of fireworks are illegal in Mendocino County reminds CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit Chief George Gonzalez. He states the careless handling of fireworks pose a major danger to California and its residents, and that fireworks have caused serious injuries nationwide. Children are at the greatest risk of injury.

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