Baykeeper Updates Related to Climate Change

BK In The News: September 3, 2019
For perhaps the first time in 80 years the California State Lands Commission, faced a decision this summer between competing ideas for the same parcel... The application has been championed by Committee for Green Foothills and endorsed by a variety of Bay Area nonprofit groups: Housing For All,...
BK In The News: August 14, 2019
Fast-thinking innovation is needed to prevent ‘wetter wets, drier dries, hotter hots’ from threatening the state’s crops, species and economy... That farmers are growing such water-intensive crops in such arid places is the result of misguided 20th century engineering, says Jon Rosenfield, a senior...
BK In The News: August 2, 2019
Resolution would help the Bay Area transition to renewables, clean up of toxic sites, and adapt to sea level rise. A perspective from Sejal Choksi-Chugh
Monthly Column: August 1, 2019
Our children’s San Francisco Bay could be much bleaker than the beautiful Bay we all know and love today.  Within their lifetimes, rising water might flood toxic hotspots, industrial facilities, and sewage treatment plants—spreading pollution through the Bay and into neighborhoods. Warming Bay...
BK In The News: June 12, 2019
Bay Area residents aim to educate community about health, climate, spill risks from expansion proposal at Phillips 66’s San Francisco Refinery... Supporting organizations include 350 Bay Area, Amazon Watch, Fresh Air Vallejo, and San Francisco Baykeeper.
Blog Post: March 29, 2019
Our children’s San Francisco Bay could be vastly different from what we know today. Rising water levels in the Bay are likely to inundate toxic hotspots, industrial facilities, and sewage treatment plants—spreading pollution throughout the watershed. Warming Bay waters may cause toxic algae blooms...
Blog Post: February 4, 2019
In spite of the existential threat posed by climate change, the fossil fuel industry continues to push relentlessly for expansions—more oil, more coal, more dirty emissions. And the Bay Area is no exception.   The oil company Phillips 66 recently received approval to process more crude oil at its...
BK In The News: January 25, 2019
The fight against climate change includes divesting and investing... Local environmental organizations are making it easier for supporters to fight climate change at home, nationally, and globally during their lifetimes, as well as leaving legacies to continue the work. At San Francisco Baykeeper,...
BK In The News: October 1, 2018
Canadians might imagine Burnaby as the main site of protest against the Trans Mountain oil pipeline and tanker project... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, said that it’s not fair for California to decarbonize while continuing to expose local communities in air...
Blog Post: June 15, 2017
President Trump recently announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. This historic agreement, reached by 195 countries in 2015, sets targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting the rise in average global temperatures. By withdrawing, the U.S....

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