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Even though the L.A. River has received significant media attention since the EPA designated it a "traditional navigable water" in July 2010, a lot of work still needs to be done to educate the public about the river and its many access points. …
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California created another group of ocean protection zones on Wednesday, putting the finishing touches on a vast network of protected areas that dot the sea from Mexico to the Oregon border. The Fish & Game Commission voted unanimously to approve…
California ocean protection Mexico Oregon Fish & Game commission
On May 23, Heal the Bay will lead a rally on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall to urge the City Council to vote for a ban on single-use shopping bags.
plastic grocery store bag, trash at a Calabasas landfill (Los Angeles Times)
They may be small, but sea skaters are alerting scientists to the immense perils posed by plastic pollution in the ocean. “We're seeing changes in this marine insect that can be directly attributed to the plastic," says Miriam Goldstein, a research…
plastic bags, litter, trash, ocean, marine debris
Just in time for summer vacation planning, weather information site Weather Underground is now providing Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card grades to beachgoers in California and the Pacific Northwest on its Beach Weather pages, potentially reac…
beach, weather, water quality, surfers, swimmers, beachgoers
Ian Somerhalder, (The Vampire Diaries) appeared on the Good Day LA morning show on Fox11 Thursday, April 19 to discuss why he has a stake in protecting the planet. When he sees trash on the beach he said, “My heart breaks a lot. We tend to be care…
Ian Somerhalder talks trash on Good Day LA
April 19, 2012 When a multilingual metropolis such as Los Angeles wants to encourage its residents to forgo their plastic and paper bags in favor or reusable ones, it takes a lot of talking and translating.
Reusable Bag - Photo by Molly Peterson, KPCC
Heal the Bay has been leading the fight to end the fiscal and environmental waste created by single-use shopping bags for five years. So we were heartened today to see the Los Angeles Times' editorial board urging the Los Angeles City Council to adop…
Los Angeles Times, Plastic Bags
The Hermosa Beach City Council has voted in favor of banning single-use polystyrene (better known as Styrofoam) food containers.  Originally proposed by the city’s Green Task Force back in 2010, the ban is set to go into effect in 180 days if …
The Hermosa Beach City Council voted in favor of banning single-use Styrofoam
At a hearing today, Judge James Chalfant upheld L.A. County’s plastic bag ordinance. The Court found that the County's proposed 10-cent paper bag charge was not a tax under the California Constitution because retailers keep all of the money collect…
Photo by David McNew/Getty Images, KPBS
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