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Subaru of America, Inc. today announced it has been selected by the Heal the Bay organization as its 2010 Corporate “Super Healer.”Heal the Bay is a nonprofit that uses science, education, community action and advocacy to improve water quality an…
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In a unanimous decision, the City of Santa Monica tonight passed one of the most aggressive and far-reaching plastic bag bans in the State of California. The ban, which will go into effect in September 2011, will ban all grocery stores, pharmacies an…
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Today, the Los Angeles City Council voted to move forward with an important ordinance on low impact development (LID). The proposed ordinance will now be reviewed by the City Attorney before a final vote likely to be held in early spring of 2011. …
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In a history-making decision for ocean protection, the California Fish and Game Commission approved a collection of Marine Protected Areas for Southern California. The decision, made on December 15, 2010 in Santa Barbara, is the final step in a multi…
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At this time of year when we give thanks, it makes sense to remember that in every inch of sun, water and sand, the beach gives us so much for which to be thankful. We can do more than celebrate it -- we can return the favor and give back. …
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Heal the Bay is urging all California voters to take a stand on two initiatives on the November 2, 2010 ballot that have significant impacts on the ongoing environmental well-being of the state. We urge a YES vote on Prop. 21 and a NO vote on Prop. 2…
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Heal the Bay's Beach Report Card® expanded its coverage northward from California this summer by providing weekly grades for over 150 popular beaches in Oregon and Washington. By expanding the Beach Report Card, Pacific Northwest beachgoers will now…
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The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously 11-0 at its October 13, 2010 meeting to approve the State Parks and Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission plan to restore Malibu Lagoon. Being the last permit approval needed, the rehabilitation c…
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Marking an encouraging trend, California beachgoers basked in a fourth consecutive summer of excellent water quality, according to the 2010 End of Summer Beach Report Card® released September 29, 2010 by Heal the Bay.
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More Than 14,000 Volunteers Removed 50 Tons of Trash on Coastal Cleanup Day. On September 25, 2010 from 9am to noon, 14,131 volunteers picked up 115,742 pounds of trash at 65 cleanup sites in L.A County as part of Heal the Bay’s 21st annual Coasta…
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