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The Port of Long Beach has made tremendous improvements to the environment in recent years. Guided by our award-winning Green Port Policy, we are reducing harmful air emissions from port-related operations, improving water quality in the harbor, protecting marine wildlife and implementing environmentally sustainable practices throughout the Port.

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Port Buildings Earn Environmental Recognition
News ImageFour structures at the Port of Long Beach’s newest marine terminal recently earned the coveted “gold” status in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, which encourages the use of Earth-friendly features that save energy, conserve water and use recycled materials.
(posted: 3/18/2016)

Green Flag Program Improves Air For 11 Years
News ImageShipping lines calling at the Port of Long Beach cut thousands of tons of air pollution last year by voluntarily participating in the Port's Green Flag Program, which offers financial rewards for ships that reduce their speed near the harbor to decrease emissions.
(posted: 3/1/2016)

State Agency OKs New Pollution-Scrubbing Technology
News ImageThe California Air Resources Board has approved a new technology by a Carson-based company that uses specialized barges which connect to the exhaust ports of container ships to scrub pollution.
(posted: 10/20/2015)

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Wildlife Video Feature
In this four-minute video feature, see how the Port is protecting the marine environment on behalf of its fish, invertebrate, bird and marine mammal neighbors. The harbor is vital habitat to scores of species and the Port is working to lessen its impacts on the natural environment. Click here to watch the video.
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