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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
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…
UPDATE: June 15, 2016 — The L.A. Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to approve a voluntary drug and syringe takeback program at local retailers—a far cry from the mandatory program advocated for by Heal the Bay and  a coalition of environm…
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
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