Port of Long Beach -- Putting California communities at risk

Sierra Club Compass

But while most of California continues moving the clean energy transition forward, the Port of Long Beach has taken a huge step backwards, promoting the interests and protecting the wallets of the toxic fossil fuel industry. In a controversial agreement that ignited community outcry, the Port of Long Beach recently approved a new lease to raise the amount of guaranteed coal exports, as well as to continue the Port’s petroleum coke exports (or petcoke, a byproduct of oil refining).

A new LEED Gold civic center will reinvigorate downtown Long Beach

AGreenLiving

As part of Long Beach’s largest public-private partnership effort to date, international architecture firm SOM has helped inject new life into the downtown area with the Long Beach Civic Center Master Plan. The Long Beach Civic Center Master Plan, which has redesigned the downtown as a new and vibrant mixed-use district, targets New Development LEED Gold certification. View post: A new LEED Gold civic center will reinvigorate downtown Long Beach.

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Animal Acres - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live healthy, live green

Eco-Vegan Girl

Vegan-Related Recipes Eco-Related Health Calendar Contact Eco-Vegan Dog ENGAGE Productions Friday, January 28, 2011 Animal Acres 5th Annual Compassionate Cuisine Event Back at the end of October I attended Animal Acres 5th Annual Compassionate Cuisine Event in Long Beach.

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AERE Sessions at the Southern Economic Association meetings in November

Environmental Economics

Frey, California State University, Long Beach. Frey, California State University, Long Beach Tips for Completing the Dissertation: Craig E. Frey, California State University, Long Beach. We've organized 18 regular sessions, 3 student sessions and 2 panels.

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AERE sessions at the SEA meetings are posted @AEREorg

Environmental Economics

Frey, California State University, Long Beach Panelists: Jill L. There are 17 sessions with 5 papers each (no discussants), 3 student sessions (with discussants, organized by Elaine Frey) and 1 panel discussion (the last session so attendance will be lower than our usual "tips" session): Tips for Students and Newish Economists Moderator: Elaine F.

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A Long Journey to TED

Green (Living) Review

LONG BEACH, CA, March 2011: Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Liao has travelled from Europe by container ship to emphasize the environmental message of his short talk at TED in Long Beach on March 1st. To get to Long Beach he travelled by ferry, train, container ship and bus. TED holds two annual conferences - the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer.

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Scientists find traces of radioactive contaminants from Fukushima in the California kelp beds

EcoFriend

Lowe from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) have studied a number of ocean kelp beds in the shore area. Dattatreya Mandal: Given the current levels of industrialization and its impact around the world, the very scope of a localized natural disaster can actually expand and have its consequence globally. This adverse trend was aptly exhibited by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and its after effect in the international economy.

2012 78

Dar Beida: Eco-Luxe 18th Century Sandstone Villa in Morocco

Green Prophet

Just a skip from the beach, the four storey villa is decked out with thuya wood ceilings, sandstone columns and painted white, and features a mix of natural interior furnishings and 1960s decor. In addition to the typical activities, including shopping at the medina, a long beach provides excellent opportunities for hikers to stretch their legs amid gorgeous scenery.

Check Out an Electric Car This Weekend

Sierra Club Compass

In Long Beach, CA , upwards of 200 electric vehicles are expected to be available for viewing and test drives, and the mayor will issue a proclamation in honor of the day and local EV leaders. By Michael Marx, Sierra Club Beyond Oil Campaign Director. This weekend the third annual National Plug in Day celebrates surging electric car sales at more than 90 events.

Recent Coal Export Trends: Q2 2014

Sightline Daily

The big coal export story in the west was in California where shipments out of the Los Angeles District (from LAXT at Long Beach) and San Francisco District (from the Port of Stockton and the Levin-Richmond Terminal ) fell by 12 percent and 19 percent, respectively.

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Recent Coal Export Trends: Q1 2014

Sightline Daily

The big coal export story in the West was in California where shipments out of the Los Angeles District (from LAXT at Long Beach) and San Francisco District (probably at the Port of Stockton and the Levin-Richmond Terminal ) rose by 11.8 The US Department of Energy just released new figures in its quarterly coal export report. Here’s what happened up through the first quarter of 2014: Original Sightline Institute graphic, available under our Free Use Policy.

2014 70

Nature’s Extreme Makeover: What El Niño Means for Urban Rivers

Nature Conservancy - Science

The mouth of the river naturally moved from the Long Beach area to Ballona Creek at various times in history, and much of the channel had extremely low flow except during large winter rainfall events. You have seen the news. It is an El Niño year, and heat maps of the equatorial Pacific are red-hot with high ocean temperatures.

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The Secret in the Sand Dunes

Nature Conservancy - Science

Dominick Solazzo likes to say the healthy dunes at Midway Beach and South Seaside Park on the Jersey Shore have a “secret ingredient.” He’s the President of the Midway Beach Condo Association and dune beach administrator, and has been helping build and maintain the dunes in this community and neighboring South Seaside Park for decades. When Hurricane Sandy roared ashore in October 2012, Midway Beach was one of the only communities without water damage.

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Win $100 Worth of Organic, Vegan Products

Eco-Vegan Girl

For those of you living in LA, Long Beach or Orange County get ready for a bunch of new stores in 2016. Long Beach (30 miles). Earlier this year I made a video about a store called Grocery Outlet. In order to film it, I had to travel outside of Los Angeles because there wasn't a location near my home. It was well worth the trip, but it was a bit of a tease because I wished I didn't have to drive hours to shop there. Fortunately, times have changed.

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Kerala, India: your own beach and a green resort, too

Green Traveler Guides

T he western edge of the southern Indian state of Kerala is virtually a long beach, but this isn’t the Costa Brava or even Goa. It has an exceptionally fine stretch of beach, quiet and unspoiled, crabs scuttling. And that is why it is also home to Marari Beach Resort , where you can have your own—almost—sugar-soft sand, and be green as grass to boot. A glorious beach on which to laze, or mend nets. Marari Beach has its own wastewater treatment plant.

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A Month of Disappointments for Coal Exporters

Sightline Daily

Miles-long coal train. Comments The city council of Long Beach voted to expand coal exports. Credit stpaulgirl. It’s been a tumultuous month for proponents of massive coal export terminals in BC, Washington, and Oregon. In fact, there’s been so much news that it’s been hard to keep track of it all.

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New app could save Puget Sound whales from boat strikes

AGreenLiving

According to NOAA Fisheries , blue, fin, humpback and gray whales are the West Coast’s whale species that are most vulnerable to ship strikes, because shipping traffic is heavy between Los Angeles /Long Beach and Seattle. Eco Green a-more-uniform animals apps beach boats conservation country how to information news productivity research space vine weatherBoat strikes are a major cause of injury and death for whales.

2019 28

9 Animal Cams You Need in Your Life

Nature Conservancy - Science

Which means I’m also the kind of person who has a long list of animal cam links on regular rotation in my bookmarks bar. The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California has a fantastic portfolio of animal webcams in many of their exhibits. So this one is an outlier — and I’m not sure how long it will stay in heavy rotation — but I just couldn’t resist watching leafcutter ants strip an ear of corn at the Houston Zoo.

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For 2019, the 10 worst cities for air quality are in California and Arizona

AGreenLiving

They each have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution: Long Beach, California Los Angeles, California Gilbert, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona Chandler, Arizona Mesa, Arizona Glendale, Arizona Riverside, California Bakersfield, California What determines air quality? Since the enactment of the Clean Air Act in 1970, there has been growing awareness for the importance of good air quality in American cities.

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For 2019, the 10 worst cities for air quality are in California and Arizona

AGreenLiving

They each have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution: Long Beach, California Los Angeles, California Gilbert, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona Chandler, Arizona Mesa, Arizona Glendale, Arizona Riverside, California Bakersfield, California What determines air quality? Since the enactment of the Clean Air Act in 1970, there has been growing awareness for the importance of good air quality in American cities.

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America’s Top Dirtiest Cities

Eco Friendly Daily

2: Los Angeles, Long Beach & Riverside, Calif. You can’t get away from pollution no matter where you live. It infiltrates the air, soil and water in some form or another, and regardless of how careful you are in choosing where you live, you’re bound to face some level of exposure. However, there are cities in America are dirtier than others and Forbes came up with a list of the top five dirtiest cities in the U.S. in terms of air pollution.

Congressional Republicans Ignore Americans Affected by Climate Disruption

Sierra Club Compass

While Dondero’s community is on fire, other communities are flooding or experiencing drought - extreme weather that impacts the economy in the long-term and threatens the opportunities families in the area could otherwise enjoy in the future. Stefanie Kravitz, a resident of Long Beach, New York told her story about a town decimated by Hurricane Sandy, and Reverend Tyrone Edwards, a native Louisianian, said he helped organize and rebuild his community after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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Activist Profile: National Christian Denomination Stands Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Sierra Club Compass

I was at the United Church of Christ (UCC) General Synod, the national meeting of the Christian denomination, last week in Long Beach, California. I also met with many people who felt this resolution was long overdue -- they were very familiar with mountaintop removal and the families it affects.

Recent Coal Export Trends: Q4 2014

Sightline Daily

Coal exports declined slightly in the Los Angeles District (from LAXT at Long Beach where Arch Coal ships small amounts of Western bituminous coal) and also declined in the Anchorage District (from the Seward Coal Loading Facility ). Late last week, the US Department of Energy released new figures in its quarterly coal export report. Here’s what happened up through the end of the year, 2013: Original Sightline Institute graphic, available under our Free Use Policy.

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Recent Coal Export Trends: Q4 2012

Sightline Daily

Coal exports rose sharply in both the Los Angeles District (presumably from LAXT at Long Beach) and the Anchorage District (from the Seward Coal Loading Facility ). I’m a bit late getting to this, but here’s quarterly data from the latest coal report from the US Energy Information Administration, taking us up through the end of 2012: Nationally, the big story was that coal exports fell for the second consecutive quarter.

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Recent Coal Export Trends: Q4 2013

Sightline Daily

Coal exports declined slightly in the Los Angeles District (from LAXT at Long Beach where Arch Coal ships small amounts of Western bituminous coal) and also declined in the Anchorage District (from the Seward Coal Loading Facility ). Late last week, the US Department of Energy released new figures in its quarterly coal export report. Here’s what happened up through the end of the year, 2013: Original Sightline Institute graphic, available under our Free Use Policy.

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Recent Coal Export Trends: Q1 2013

Sightline Daily

Coal exports also fell sharply in both the Los Angeles District (from LAXT at Long Beach) and the Anchorage District (from the Seward Coal Loading Facility ). We’ve got new quarterly data in the latest coal report from the US Energy Information Administration, taking us up through the end of March 2013: Nationally, coal exports notched up after two consecutive quarters of decline. The US shipped nearly 32 million tons of coal in the first quarter of 2013.

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Recent Coal Export Trends: Q2 2013

Sightline Daily

Coal exports also rose sharply in the Los Angeles District (from LAXT at Long Beach) and the Anchorage District (from the Seward Coal Loading Facility ), as well as in the San Francisco District, an area that has in recent years registered virtually no coal movements. The government shutdown did not prevent the EIA from releasing new energy data yesterday. The figures in the latest coal report take us up through the end of June 2013: Nationally, coal exports tailed off a bit.

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Soot Particles in the Air More Dangerous Than Previously Thought

Green (Living) Review

Comparing exposure within the New York and the Los Angeles metropolitan areas, the study found that the risks were evenly distributed in the vicinity of New York while some areas around Los Angeles, including neighborhoods near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, had elevated health risks. Now who would have thunk, I mean, thought???

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Want Solar? Go to Sam’s Club

Eco Friendly Daily

The following cities will be equipped with the Home Efficiency Centers: Chino, Corona, Fountain Valley, Glendora, La Habra, Long Beach, Murrieta, Ontario and Torrance. Buying Solar power just got easier for Southern California Residences, who will now be able to make purchases from their local Sam’s Club. The wholesale division of Wal-Mart Stores, Sam’s Club, announced in August that there soon will be Home Efficiency Centers in nine of their Southern California Clubs.

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Hot Solutions for Small Homes: Stylish Eco-Friendly Ways You Can Prep Your Home for Winter

Green Life Smart Life

Take a residence in Long Beach, California for example – to get more storage space, the owner of this flat installed drawers on the bottom two steps. The shift towards smaller homes, mixed with a rising awareness to cultivate positive eco-friendly living soluitions, has left the market saturated with a number of alternatives to conventional living.

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Marine Life Still Show Signs Of Pollution Decades Later

Eco Friendly Daily

California State Long Beach University found that those toxins are still present in high concentrations in marine mammals including seals and sea lions. There seems to be belief by many people that once you dump something into the environment, it will disappear and the environment will be clean again. For those of you who have seen Trailer Park Boys, you know about Ricky’s belief in how the environment recycles.

Dozens of U.S. Cities Board the Bike-Sharing Bandwagon

Green Blog

Such pent-up demand for more cycling options is on display in cities across the United States—from Buffalo to Boulder, Omaha to Oklahoma City, and Long Beach in New York to Long Beach in California—where shared bicycle programs are taking root. Another large bike share that opened in 2011 was in Miami Beach. The long-term goal is to reach a regional fleet of up to 10,000 shared bikes.

NCLR Releases Study about 'Bright Future' for Latinos in the Green.

Sierra Club Compass

  The five "bright green" metro areas described in this report are: Knoxville, Tennessee; McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas; Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California. Compass. « Clean Energy Continues to Break Records, Lead the Way | Main. Obamas Legacy, the Climate Rally, and What It Means for Coal » NCLR Releases Study about Bright Future for Latinos in the Green Jobs Sector.

Upcoming vegan festivals around the US in 2020

AGreenLiving

In addition to the long-established fests, like those in Boston and Portland , Oregon, vegan fests have sprung up in surprising places, from West Virginia to Houston. As plant-based eating has crept into the mainstream in recent years, vegan festivals have proliferated.

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A City in The United States That’s Powered by a Giant Battery

Eco Friendly Daily

Constructed by the Japanese firm NGK-Locke, they were shipped to Long Beach, California, in December and transported to Texas aboard 24 trucks. Such a place exists in the United States. Presidio (Texas) is a city just near the US-Mexican border and its only claim to fame could be that it was once a backdrop for a Marlon Brando – Liz Taylor starrer. But its claim to “infamy” is more potent.

The 2021 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

AGreenLiving

“It’s kind of a long-lived dream.” Her family has long worked in the lingerie industry, so women’s underwear is second nature to her. For a long time, waste traders in Rwanda have struggled to get a fair price for their materials.

Could Bloom fuel cells be a solution for maritime emissions issues?

AGreenLiving

After some government wrangling, the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach, California, got approval in March to develop a hydrogen plant that first would power heavy-duty trucks supplied by Toyota to pick up deliveries from the ships. Could Bloom fuel cells be a solution for maritime emissions issues?

Weekend Reading 1/25/13

Sightline Daily

” Eric: To me, the most arresting article this week was SNL Financial’s interview with former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer , a long-time booster for coal. Anna: This is from the Ringside Seat email I get from the American Prospect. The climate impact analogies are vivid and alarming: “ Mother Jones follows climate-change dynamo Jason Box to Greenland’s ice sheet to learn that it’s halfway to snowcone and might go full slushie way ahead of schedule.”.

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Illness Plagues Gulf Residents in BP's Aftermath

Green (Living) Review

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama, Nov 2010: Increasing numbers of U.S. "Now I have a bruising rash all around my stomach," Denise Rednour of Long Beach, Mississippi told the media. " Rednour lives near the coast and has been walking on the beach nearly every day since a BP oil rig exploded on Apr. Captain Lori DeAngelis runs dolphin tours out of Orange Beach, Alabama. I was working on the beaches, and on low tides we can see the clams out there.

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Bike-Sharing Programs Hit the Streets in Over 500 Cities Worldwide

Green Blog

Cyclists have long entreated drivers to “share the road.” It certainly has come a long way since 1965, when 50 bicycles were painted white and scattered around Amsterdam for anyone to pick up and use free of charge. In the Americas, where the car has long been king, the first big third-generation bike-sharing program opened in Montreal in 2009. Miami Beach is planning to add 500 bikes to its current fleet of 1,000 as it extends into Miami this year.

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Climate measures to watch for on the ballot

AGreenLiving

Similar to Denver, Long Beach, California has introduced Measure US, which would increase the tax on local oil production with the aim of raising $1.6

Can California’s cap and trade address environmental justice?

AGreenLiving

” As the United States reckons with its long legacy of racial injustice and the increasingly devastating consequences of climate change, questions about the efficacy and fairness of cap and trade have taken on greater urgency than ever. But its effects are profoundly local, and often refract through long-standing patterns of inequality and racism. Along with Richmond, one of the first cities to participate is Wilmington, together with neighboring Carson and West Long Beach.