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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
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
Mar. 24, 2016 -- Hermosa Beach City Council adds its voice to growing chorus against proposed desal plant in South Bay. The anti-desal nightlife continued Tuesday in the South Bay – this time at the Hermosa Beach City Council, whose members be…
Hermosa Beach says no to desalination
Mar. 23, 2016 -- The Coastal Commission made the right decision to support removal of invasive iceplant in the always contentious Ballona Wetlands, writes staff scientist Katherine Pease. Iceplant, the green succulent plant found flanking our freeway…
Mar. 21, 2016 -- Big pharmaceutical companies are fighting a takeback program for needles and outdated medicines at corner pharmacies, writes staff scientist Steven Johnson The poet John Milton once asked: "Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud turn f…
Syringes on the beach
March 8, 2015 -- Heal the Bay has spent the past 18 months working with a coalition of local environmental groups building a case for the implementation of so-called “Living Streets” in the city of L.A. In a nutshell, we need to a better job of b…
Living Streets Los Angeles
Feb. 22, 2016 -- Most people have no idea there’s a plan afoot to build L.A.’s first desal plant. Staff scientist Steven Johnson reports on building opposition to the proposal.
Manhattan Beach
Feb. 16, 2016 -- Matthew King, Heal the Bay's communications director, peers into the dirty laundry at Loews Hotel. When it comes to a more sustainable L.A., he likes what he sees.  "What’s good for the environment is good for business." …
Matrix 2.0 alternate water supplies guidelines for Los Angeles
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