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Long Beach Unveils Great Wall Of Mulch Built To Block City’s Road Noise

The wall, located in Hudson Park next to the Terminal Island Freeway, was built as a buffer between West Long Beach neighborhoods and the noisy port traffic.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/06/2013

Critics say soil contamination in one Carson neighborhood has derailed plans to lure an NFL team to the city's StubHub Center. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Carson Mayor Calls On City Council To Declare Condition Of Local Emergency Over Polluted Soil

Members of the Carson City Council were expected to hold a special meeting after the city’s mayor urged lawmakers to declare a state of emergency over polluted soil in one local neighborhood.


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Gardening Guru Nick Federoff Reveals Little-Known Nursery Secret

Gardening expert Nick Federoff reveals a little-known nursery secret. For more information, visit


Summer Garden

Tips for Preparing Your Vegetable Garden This Summer

Are you considering growing your own vegetables to save money and eat healthier? Growing a garden takes some advanced planning, as well as a great deal of time, patience and effort. Utilize these 10 helpful tips to prepare your garden and make it flourish.



Inland Empire Residents Link Deaths To Tainted Soil

Residents of a neighborhood in Riverside County say a dangerous cocktail of contaminants is buried underneath their homes.


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What’s The Mysterious Black Dust Blanketing The San Gabriel Valley?

San Gabriel Valley residents have been noticing a mysterious black dust blanketing their neighborhoods for the past two days.

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Nick Federoff Discusses Soil pH Balance And Plants

Green expert Nick Federoff appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning to discuss soil pH balancing. For more information, visit


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Green Expert Nick Federoff’s Simple Steps To Solarize Your Soil

Green expert Nick Federoff appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning with simple steps to solarizing your soil. For more information, visit


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In The Garden: The ABC’s Of Sand, Silt, And Soil

Green expert Nick Federoff appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning to explain the differences between sand, soil and silt.


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5 Things To Consider For Your Los Angeles Garden

Seek out your local nursery to pick up seeds that will sprout your favorite yummy bites.


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In The Garden With Nick Federoff: Vegetable Gardening Tips

When it comes to vegetable gardens, it’s all about the location.


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Cancer-Linked Chemical Confirmed In Soil Beneath OC Social Services Building

The testing results come in the wake of several lawsuits alleging a toxic chemical was behind cases of lupus and other diseases.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/28/2012

Son Of A Famer, Child Of The Earth

Fourth Generation Farmer, Author Discusses Genetically Modified Crops

On Saturday morning, Eric Herm appeared on KCAL9 News to discuss this and more. Herm is a fourth generation farmer and author of “Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth.”