Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Monthly Column: April 1, 2009
In the wake of increasingly alarming climate change data and a growing movement to reduce our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels, energy issues have risen to the top of the national environmental agenda. The Obama administration has pledged to craft a sustainable national energy policy...
E News: March 19, 2009
Sewage Spills Continue to Pollute the Bay Every rainy season brings an onslaught of sewage spills to San Francisco Bay, and this winter has been no different. Already this year, several million gallons of raw and partially treated sewage have contaminated the Bay, including: 900,000 gallons of...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2009
The San Francisco Bay defines much of the lifestyle of the Bay Area. The Bay is an avenue for worldwide commerce and local transportation, an arena for outdoor sports and recreation and a breathtaking local attraction that draws residents and visitors alike. In our daily routines, it is easy...
E News: February 19, 2009
Marin Sewage Spill Threatens the Bay A sewage spill in Marin has leaked massive amounts of sewage into San Francisco Bay. Officials are reporting that as many as 300,000 gallons of partially treated sewage may be released before the leak can be fully contained. Baykeeper has been working for...
E News: February 18, 2009
Marin Sewage Spill Threatens the Bay A sewage spill in Marin has leaked massive amounts of sewage into San Francisco Bay. Officials are reporting that as many as 300,000 gallons of partially treated sewage may be released before the leak can be fully contained. Baykeeper has been working for...
Monthly Column: February 1, 2009
San Francisco Baykeeper has worked for almost two decades to protect the San Francisco Bay from pollution. Over the years, we’ve achieved a number of victories that have helped improve water quality not only locally but at the state and national level as well – in fact, last month we secured...
Blog Post: February 1, 2009
Found throughout North America, eelgrass is an important plant in estuaries like the San Francisco Bay because its structure creates multi-layered habitat for many organisms. Oil spills like the one that spread across Bay waters last week can devastate eelgrass beds and the marine life that...
E News: January 13, 2009
Big Win for Controlling Pesticides in Waterways On January 7, Baykeeper won an important court victory to protect creeks, rivers, fish and wildlife nationwide from pesticide spraying in waterways. In a landmark decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Baykeeper that pesticides...
Press Release: January 7, 2009
In yet another in a long list stinging defeats for the Bush’s Environmental Protection Agency, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a clear rebuke against the administration’s 2006 rule which exempted certain commercial pesticide applications from the oversight provided by Congress under...
Monthly Column: January 1, 2009
While the rainy season in the Bay Area can mean an end to nice weather and much-loved outdoor activities, it’s an important and productive time for our environment – rain prompts new plant growth after many dry months and replenishes water reserves for drinking and irrigation. In urban areas...

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