Posts Tagged as "Air Pollution"

Sen. Lara’s Proposal Addresses Climate Change Locally

Jan. 26, 2016 / By
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Residents of the working-class neighborhood of West Long Beach, bounded by the twin ports of Long Beach and L.A., are particularly vulnerable to emissions.

From Sea Turtles To Pollutants: The Evolving Impact of the Haynes Steam Plant

Nov. 16, 2015 / By
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How will the upgrade affect Long Beach residents and the surrounding environment?

Air Pollution 101: What is in Our Air?

Jun. 25, 2014 / By
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After a successful run of Policy Advocacy workshops, we are currently gearing up for our Air Pollution 101 workshops...

Our Community: LB Alliance for Children with Asthma

Aug. 28, 2013 / By
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“Our Community” is a VoiceWaves project and community event being showcased on Aug. 26. Youth reporters were tasked to explore their community through a camera’s lens, each picking one community-based organization to shine a spotlight on...

The Top Toxins in Long Beach & How They May Be Affecting Your Health

Aug. 24, 2013 / By
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I always thought pollution was black smoke that came from factories and cars and that all I had to do was avoid breathing it when I saw it...

Q&A: Obama’s Climate Plan Could Ease Path to Clean Energy On Tribal Lands

Jun. 28, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Question & Answer, Ngoc Nguyen

Above: The Navajo Generating System / photo: Joshua Jovanelly, Gila River Indian News 

Editor’s note: President Obama unveiled a national plan to tackle climate change earlier this week, using his executive powers to bypass Congress, which had been gridlocked on measures to address the problem...

Residents Shine a Light on Pollution in Long Beach

Jun. 6, 2013 / By
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Long Beach residents currently live in air pollution, light pollution and water pollution. The Long Beach Port also plans to plant 6,000 trees by 2020 in an attempt to improve health quality this May...

SCIG Passes, But the Fight isn’t Over Yet

Mar. 15, 2013 / By
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So it begins. What has been a long uphill battle, might get even longer.

More than a week has passed since The Port of Los Angeles’ Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the Environmental Impact Report for construction of a cutting-edge shipping yard on the edge of Long Beach by railroad giant Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)...

Ambiente de Mujer: LB Women Take Action for Environmental and Reproductive Health

Jan. 31, 2013 / By
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Alma Ortega (middle) and Jessica Tovar (right) make environmentally-safe house products.

This time there were no protest signs, nor protesting chants...

Inside the First Long Beach Toxic Tour

Nov. 29, 2012 / By
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By VoiceWaves Guest Youth Reporter Kaitlyn Smith

The noxious smell of diesel began to fill my nose as the bus for the first Toxic Tour departed for our two-hour journey through Long Beach...

Minorities, Poor Breathe Worse Air Pollution, Study Finds

Nov. 4, 2012 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Cheryl Katz, Posted: Nov 04, 2012

Tiny particles of air pollution contain more hazardous ingredients in non-white and low-income communities than in affluent white ones, a new study shows...

The Fight Against the SCIG Project Goes On

Oct. 31, 2012 / By
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Long Beach community members and groups are continuing the fight against the controversial proposed $500 million dollar container loading yard just outside city limits...