Long Beach has a plan to develop a new park along its portion of the Los Angeles River — but activists who have pushed for more green space in the area say the proposal doesn’t go far enough.
While the duck pond in El Dorado Park just off Studebaker Road long has been a popular spot for families — especially those with young children — it also long has been a challenge for city maintenance and management crews.
“One bite at a time” is how Kim Thompson, the director of Seafood for the Future for Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific, suggests we all change our behavior to be both socially and environmentally conscious. She suggests simple changes — like instead of a burger for lunch, occasionally opt…
Since its founding more than two decades ago, Long Beach-based Algalita Marine Research and Education has sought to understand the relationship plastic pollution plays in the environment — particularly within our oceans.
Just 16 years ago, officials at the Port of Long Beach adopted a Green Port policy, making air and water quality improvements a top priority at the nation's second largest port.
Long Beach Transit's board of directors is set to take another step toward a zero emissions bus fleet today, Thursday, March 25, by ordering 20 battery electric buses at a cost of almost $23 million.
Attorneys representing the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation filed an opening brief Friday, March 12, in a lawsuit against Cal State Long Beach over the university dumping soil on a part of the campus that is sacred land called Puvungna.
Robb Whitaker, the Water Replenishment District general manager whose retirement announcement triggered months of infighting, will make his exit today, Friday, just as the search for the district’s next leader begins again.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Thursday, March 11, eased the path for a land-swap deal between the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority and an oil company moving forward, ruling against an environmental group that sought to invalidate the trade by arguing the California Coastal Commission …
A final draft restoration plan from the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority targets the south 100 acres of the 503-acre complex for the first work.
A marine science experiment is underway in the Alamitos Bay, with boaters from the Long Beach Yacht Club giving a helping hand to the Orange County Coastkeeper for a project that hopes to boost spawning of the once-abundant Olympia oyster.
Concerns about future water quality in Alamitos Bay has prompted Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price to call an online community meeting next Tuesday, Feb. 23.
For the last six weeks, a nondescript building on Studebaker Road has quietly been sucking up electricity, then doling it back out when needed.
Long Beach's Parks, Recreation and Marine Department had to pivot quickly when the coronavirus pandemic hit last March — creating online programming, reimagining youth programs and maintaining suddenly less-used facilities and open space.
In the classic 1967 movie, “The Graduate,” 21-year-old Benjamin Braddock (played by Dustin Hoffman) is pulled away from the crowd by a family friend to be given some advice on his future:
A long-debated replacement for the demolished Belmont Olympic Plaza Pool will go before the California Coastal Commission next Thursday, Feb. 11, with a staff recommendation for approval.
The Aquarium of the Pacific will resume its outdoor operations Saturday, Jan. 30, following the city’s announcement Monday evening that it will align with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to lift the state’s regional stay-at-home orders.
A years-long effort to revitalize the Los Angeles River took a step forward on Wednesday, Jan. 13, when county officials released the draft version of the updated LA River Master Plan.
Cal State Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley issued a video statement Wednesday, Jan. 13, saying that the university has no plans to build anything on 22 acres of historic Puvungna tribal land on campus.
Army Corps of Engineers officials will meet online next Tuesday with members of the Long Beach Boat Owners Association and other stakeholders to talk about a plan to add rocky reefs and kelp beds along the Long Beach shore.
A study detailing environmental impacts of restoration efforts at the Los Cerritos Wetlands (LCW) was unanimously certified Thursday, Jan. 7, by the LCW Authority.
Long Beach is one step closer to implementing its Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, a years-in-the-making document that will guide the city’s sustainability policies for years to come.
A meeting of the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority is set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, with final certification of the Program Environmental Impact Report near the end of a heavy agenda.
All beaches in Long Beach were temporarily closed Saturday, Dec. 26, after 50,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the Los Cerritos Channel, city health officials said.
Every year just after Christmas, the city's Public Works Department sets up locations for people to drop off their Christmas trees so they can be turned into mulch.
Plans for a 3-story self-storage facility on a vacant lot bordering the Los Angeles River in Long Beach will move forward, despite community pushback.
Concerned that meeting noticing requirements had not been met, the state Coastal Commission late Friday postponed a hearing about approval of the Belmont Beach and Aquatic Center.
An $85 million Belmont Beach and Aquatics Center, planned on the site of the demolished Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, will be before the California Coastal Commission next Thursday, Dec. 10.
In an email at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority cancelled its Dec. 3 board meeting, where the Environmental Impact Report for restoration plans was set to be certified.
A $300,000 study this spring has apparently proven pumping sand and water from one beach to the Peninsula isn't feasible — but there may be hope for another option.
A decade ago, the State Water Resources Control Board decreed that electricity providers had to stop using water to cool their generating plants.
For years, the Heal the Bay Foundation dissed Long Beach’s Colorado Lagoon for its poor water quality. In 2010-2011, the lagoon earned a spot on the group’s Beach Bummer list due to consistently poor water quality.
An annual native plant sale long has been a highlight at El Dorado Nature Center, and city officials have come up with a way to continue the sale despite coronavirus restrictions.
A plan calling for everything from alternative fuel vehicles to an approach of "managed retreat" from the coast is expected to come before the Long Beach City Council in December of January for final approval.
Third District Councilmember Suzie Price will host a community meeting Thursday, Oct. 29, to talk about the planned open channel between Colorado Lagoon and Marine Stadium.
On the former NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation," Pawnee city employees devoted an entire day to over-the-top spending and personal pampering. The characters’ catchphrase, “treat yo self,” instantly became a part of popular culture.
California's Office of Historic Preservation has sided with Native American tribes trying to force Cal State Long Beach to clean up construction debris dumped on Puvungna, a 22-acre parcel on campus considered sacred to the Gabrielino/Tongva tribe and others.
The southern water entrance to the Naples Canals from Alamitos Bay is open again after a year of construction to repair and replace more than 2,000 feet of seawall.