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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
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
In a 7-5 vote, the California Coastal Commission voted today to dismiss its embattled executive director, Dr. Charles Lester, despite a tremendous outpouring of public support for his stewardship. Here is Heal the Bay's official statement about the …
Feb. 05, 2016 -- Staff watershed scientist Katherine Pease bugs out about our major legal victory in Malibu Creek. In May 2013, I stood in front of a packed meeting room in Agoura Hills, filled with West Valley residents concerned about rumors o…
Malibu Creek
December 17, 2015 -- 2015 was truly a year of extremes for the Bay. From defeating a dangerous proposal to drill for oil in Hermosa Beach to holding city agencies accountable following a sewage spill at Hyperion, Heal the Bay defended its title as th…
2015 year in review for Heal the Bay
The Governor’s office has been busy over the last few weeks reviewing nearly 1,000 bills that reached his desk after making it through the California legislature this year. While he focused on pressing public policies issues, like healthcare and cr…
Kicking off El Niño Week, Heal the Bay staff scientists and program directors have assembled simple answers to the complex questions about what El Niño may bring to your home, our beaches and greater L.A. What does El Niño mean anyway? …
Heal the Bay's Ultimate El Niño FAQ
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