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With a 25% cut in water use by cities now ordered by the state, L.A. can be a lot smarter in a time of perilous drought. Here are some wise investments to make right now.
Heal the Bay's top three fixes for the drought
After many years of campaigning, and a successful enactment of a similar ban in LA County, we are proud to announce that a bill to ban single-use plastic bags in California, SB270, has passed the state legislature. Our announcement of this victory sp…
Plastic Bag Monster
June 29, 2016 -- Heal the Bay celebrates a concrete win in the decades-long fight to clean up polluted beaches in Malibu. Malibu is one of the most breathtaking and desirable places to live in Southern California, but it has a dirty little secre…
Some truly groundbreaking news
June 23, 2016 -- Oozing through the Hall Canyon in Ventura, a crude oil leak was spotted at 5:30 a.m. this morning headed toward the Pacific Ocean. The oil spill traveled over half a mile towards Ventura's beaches and ocean before it was contained by…
Image from the Ventura County Oil Spill
June 13, 2016 -- The drought has harmed California's economy and environment, exposing serious water management issues throughout the state. We applaud Senator Hertzberg for his leadership today in introducing SB 1298, a bill that will help modernize…
SB 1298 Introduced to Improve Local Water Management
May 27, 2016 -- The city of Inglewood comes out in favor of a controversial ocean desalination plant proposed for the shoreline in El Segundo, reports staff scientist Steven Johnson. After a lull in the action, the heated debate over building L.…
May 26, 2016 -- Californians heading to the shoreline this Memorial Day weekend will be heartened by yet another improvement in water quality at beaches statewide, according to data released today by environmental group Heal the Bay in its 26th annua…
Heal the Bay is proud to announce its 26th annual Beach Report Card.
May 26, 2016 -- Heal the Bay analysts assigned A-to-F letter grades to 456 beaches along the California coast for three reporting periods in 2015-2016, based on levels of weekly bacterial pollution. Some 95% of beaches received A or B grades durin…
This year's top ten Beach Bummers
Apr. 19, 2016 -- The battle over desalination in Southern California took another twist last week, when the West Basin Municipal Water District brought the debate over a proposed desal plant in the South Bay to its home court Friday. The elected boar…
Redondo Beach is the next city to consider the proposed desal plant.
Apr. 15, 2016 -- This summer the state of California is expected to release an Environmental Impact Report detailing various options for restoring the degraded Ballona Wetlands near LAX. Here we answer commonly asked questions about how to protect th…
An aerial shot of the Ballona Wetlands
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