Kayaker along the Glendale Narrows
Kayaker along the Glendale Narrows
Ducks line the banks of the river during a rainstorm
Ducks line the banks of the river during a rainstorm
Nurdles, pre-production plastic pellets, wash up on Long Beach
Nurdles, pre-production plastic pellets, wash up on Long Beach
Dolphins and oil derrick in the Catalina Channel
Dolphins and oil derrick in the Catalina Channel
Houses next to oil refinery in Wilmington near Long Beach
Houses next to oil refinery in Wilmington near Long Beach
Urban garden encircles house with rooftop solar array in Rancho
Urban garden encircles house with rooftop solar array in Rancho
Urban Garden in front yard of home in upscale Hancock Park
Urban Garden in front yard of home in upscale Hancock Park
Graffiti under the 6th St Bridge in 2008
Graffiti under the 6th St Bridge in 2008
Discharge drain pipe on the river at the Confluence
Discharge drain pipe on the river at the Confluence
Small plant growing out of water at the Confluence
Small plant growing out of water at the Confluence
Heal the bay beach Clean up at Venice Beach
Heal the bay beach Clean up at Venice Beach
Plastic water bottle floating in ocean
Plastic water bottle floating in ocean
Neew seedlings ready to be planted at the Venice Community Garde
Neew seedlings ready to be planted at the Venice Community Garde
Piles of seeds at the Los Angeles Seed Library at Venice High Sc
Piles of seeds at the Los Angeles Seed Library at Venice High Sc
Inglewood Oil Field, one of the largest urban oil fields in the
Inglewood Oil Field, one of the largest urban oil fields in the
Discarded coffee cup at El Matador State Beach
Discarded coffee cup at El Matador State Beach
Solar Array on rooftop  of office building in Panorama City
Solar Array on rooftop of office building in Panorama City
Groundwater bubbling up through paved banks at the Glendale Narr
Groundwater bubbling up through paved banks at the Glendale Narr
Plastic bottles and other trash at the Sepulveda Basin
Plastic bottles and other trash at the Sepulveda Basin
Vernon is a highly dense industrial area, it's official slogan i
Vernon is a highly dense industrial area, it's official slogan i
Green workers install a residential grid-tied solar array on a h
Green workers install a residential grid-tied solar array on a h
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Ballona Wetlands and Playa Vista Development
Ballona Wetlands and Playa Vista Development
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Kayaker along the Glendale Narrows
Kayaker along the Glendale NarrowsDay 2 of the Los Angeles River Expedition 2008. Organized by LA river kayaker and LaLa Times publisher George Wolfe, boaters embarked on a 52-mile exploration of the full river, from its source (Canoga Park) to its estuary (Long Beach). Deemed not to be a “traditional navigable water” by the Army Corps of Engineers — and therefore not worthy of clean water standards, the Expedition’s purpose is to prove it is navigable. Glendale Narrows, Los Angeles County, California, USA.
Ducks line the banks of the river during a rainstorm
Ducks line the banks of the river during a rainstormDucks line the banks of the Los Angeles River during a rainstorm. Glendale Narrows. Los Angeles, California, USA
Nurdles, pre-production plastic pellets, wash up on Long Beach
Nurdles, pre-production plastic pellets, wash up on Long BeachNurdles are pre-production plastic pellets and resin materials typically under 5mm in diameter. When released during the transport, packaging, and processing of plastics, these materials find their way to coastal waterways and oceans and frequently end up in the digestive tracts of various marine creatures, causing starvation and death. Seal Beach, Orange County, California, USA
Dolphins and oil derrick in the Catalina Channel
Dolphins and oil derrick in the Catalina ChannelA pod of Dolphins leap out of the water in the shadow of an oil derrick in the Catalina Channel off Long Beach, California, USA
Houses next to oil refinery in Wilmington near Long Beach
Houses next to oil refinery in Wilmington near Long BeachResidential houses next to oil refinery at Wilmington. Wilmington has one the highest risks of cancer due to it's proximity to the Port of Los Angeles at Long Beach, and the several oil refineries in the vicinity. Los Angeles, California, USA
Urban garden encircles house with rooftop solar array in Rancho
Urban garden encircles house with rooftop solar array in Rancho Solar Array on roof of house. Urban garden encircles house in Rancho Palos Verdes. Judy Frankel’s three year old garden has a variety of citrus, Nectarine, Peach, Apple and Cherry trees as well as seasonal vegetables in planting beds in the back yard. Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Urban Garden in front yard of home in upscale Hancock Park
Urban Garden in front yard of home in upscale Hancock ParkJudy Kirshner working in her garden. Urban Garden in front yard of home in upscale Hancock Park. Judy Kirshner started the garden 10 years ago. At the time, her neighbors did not approve, but the garden has become a popular spot over the years and attracts many visitors. The plot contains about 50 varieties of vegetables, 12 winter herbs, 9 kinds of flowers and 12 fruit trees. Los Angeles, California, USA
Graffiti under the 6th St Bridge in 2008
Graffiti under the 6th St Bridge in 2008Graffiti under the 6th St Bridge, Stop on Folar's tour of the LA River, Los Angeles, California, USA
Discharge drain pipe on the river at the Confluence
Discharge drain pipe on the river at the ConfluenceDischarge drain pipe at Los Angeles River at the Confluence, Los Angeles, California
Small plant growing out of water at the Confluence
Small plant growing out of water at the ConfluenceSmall plant growing out of water near the Confluence in the Los Angeles River, Los Angeles, California, USA
Heal the bay beach Clean up at Venice Beach
Heal the bay beach Clean up at Venice BeachHeal the bay Clean up at Venice Beach, About 400 Students and Volunteers help with the Monthly Clean-up, California
Plastic water bottle floating in ocean
Plastic water bottle floating in oceanPlastic water bottle floating in ocean, Santa Monica, California, USA
Neew seedlings ready to be planted at the Venice Community Garde
Neew seedlings ready to be planted at the Venice Community GardeAugust 14, 2010. New seedlings ready to be planted. The Venice Garden broke ground in April, 2010. Soil tests revealed high levels of arsenic and lead because of previous uses which included a railroad line going through the lot. Steps were taken which included adding protective layers and adding new soil. Planting began in August and the first harvest was in October, 2010. Venice, California, USA
Piles of seeds at the Los Angeles Seed Library at Venice High Sc
Piles of seeds at the Los Angeles Seed Library at Venice High Sc(Clockwise from left) Broad Windsor Fava Beans seeds, French Breakfast Radish seeds (Raphanus sativus), Bush Bean Contender seeds (Phaseolus vulgarus), Black Turtle Bean seeds and Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita pero) from the Seed Library of Los Angeles. The Seed Library of Los Angeles (SLOLA) is located at the Learning Garden at Venice High School. Lifetime membership is $10 and allows members to take out seeds, plant and grow their crop, and then at the end of the season, return fresh seeds from their crop to the Library. The process enables fresh seeds to be constantly replenishing the library and protects the genetic purity of the seeds as well by asking members to take the Safe Seed Pledge, keeping the Library free from GMO (genetically modified organisms) seeds.
Inglewood Oil Field, one of the largest urban oil fields in the
Inglewood Oil Field, one of the largest urban oil fields in the Inglewood Oil Field, one of the largest urban oil fields in the country, with city of Santa Monica and Malibu coastline in the background. Fracking on the field continues to spark conroversey for the over one million residents who live within 5 miles of the oil field. Baldwin Hill, Los Angeles,, California, USA
Discarded coffee cup at El Matador State Beach
Discarded coffee cup at El Matador State BeachEl Matador State Beach, Malibu, Los Angeles County, California
Solar Array on rooftop  of office building in Panorama City
Solar Array on rooftop of office building in Panorama CityArray on rooftop of office building in Panorama City, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA
Groundwater bubbling up through paved banks at the Glendale Narr
Groundwater bubbling up through paved banks at the Glendale NarrGroundwater bubbling up through algae on paved banks of the Los Angeles River. Glendale Narrows, Elysian Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA
Plastic bottles and other trash at the Sepulveda Basin
Plastic bottles and other trash at the Sepulveda Basin
Vernon is a highly dense industrial area, it's official slogan i
Vernon is a highly dense industrial area, it's official slogan i
Green workers install a residential grid-tied solar array on a h
Green workers install a residential grid-tied solar array on a hGreen workers install a residential grid-tied solar array on a hillside in Malibu, California, USA
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central_valley_droughtLake Success is a reservoir and dam along the Tule River and provides water to nearby Porterville and East Porterville, small towns at the eastern edge of the Central Valley, and is at extremely low levels as a result of three years of severe drought. While running water to Porterville has remained constant, over 1,000 of East Porterville’s 7,300 residents who are not connected to Porterville’s water system, have had their wells run dry and are out of water. Tulare County, California, USA
Ballona Wetlands and Playa Vista Development
Ballona Wetlands and Playa Vista Development
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ballona_wetlandsDead tree. The Ballona Wetlands is a protected area near Marina Del Rey and Playa Del Rey, and is one of the last significant wetlands area in the Los Angeles basin. Development and the concreting over of the Ballona Creek in the 1930's for flood control purposes, reduced the 2100 acre wetlands to its present size of about 700 acres. Los Angeles, California, USA
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