Posts Tagged as "pollution"

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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?

$7.5 Million Project To Transform River Along West Long Beach

Jun. 10, 2014 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporter Krista Nicole Carlson

A century ago, the Los Angeles River was a lush, uncontrolled flood basin, flowing 50 miles south from Simi Valley through the San Fernando Valley and the City of Los Angeles, and through Long Beach to meet the Pacific Ocean...

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...

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)...

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...

I-710 Freeway Project: Interview with Community Residents

Aug. 15, 2012 / By
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At a recent Community Forum regarding the proposed expansion of the 710 Freeway through Long Beach and other communities, elected officials, organizations and community residents had a opportunity to share their comments...

Elected Officials’ Reaction to 710 Project

Aug. 15, 2012 / By
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Long Beach City Councilmembers James Johnson and Steven Neal recently attended a community forum about the proposed I-710 Freeway expansion...

710 Expansion Project

Aug. 15, 2012 / By
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The California Department of Transportation just completed a series of Community hearings to gather comments about this proposed expansion of the 71- Freeway...