Usually, we hear about the need for Environmental Justice because of
the health tragedies that were allowed to get out of control. Asthma
rates near the ports. Cancer Alley along the lower Mississippi.
Pesticide-induced Cancer clusters near Macfar…
Last Thursday, the Regional Water Board voted to approve a Waste
Discharge Requirement (WDR) for the Los Angeles County Nature Control
District’s “channel maintenance” activity. After all, to the County,
our LA, Santa Clara and San Gabriel …
I just read something more depressing than James Inhofe on climate
change. The city of L.A.’s Chief Administrative Officer’s mid-year
budget update and recommendations is a real tearjerker. It offers a
$200M plus deficit and a plan to eliminat…
Today’s guest blogger is Kirsten James, Water Quality Director at Heal the Bay.
Recently seven sperm whales breached off the coast of Italy and died soon thereafter. A report out of Tuscia University found that the guts
were filled with plastic de…
Apartments and homes in San Pedro flooded with two feet of water.
Cars on Long Beach streets nearly submerged as an urban kayaker paddles
by. Residents in La Crescenta living in perpetual fear of losing
everything due to debris flows as a conseque…
Jan. 15, 2010 is the day that the Los Angeles Board of Public Works
enlisted the help of the development and business communities and
homeowners to green L.A. and clean local rivers and beaches.
The cost of clean water is high and we all need to do…
The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission hosted a daylong
conference yesterday on the overall state of the bay. The well-attended
event at LMU blended science and policy, focusing on such topics
as marine debris, climate change, invasive s…
Gov. Schwarzenegger gave his State of the State speech yesterday. A
pretty depressing topic, to be sure. However, he did rightly focus on
the need to improve California’s education system. His most powerful
statement asked, “Why are …
Yesterday, I outlined my top three green initiatives that
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa should tackle in the remainder
of his second term. Here’s a look at some other environmental issues
that he should make a priority:
Last year marked a difficult time in Los Angeles and 2010 promises to
pose even greater challenges due to an unprecedented fiscal crisis.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s promise to make L.A. the cleanest, greenest
major city in America has a …