Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Monthly Column: November 1, 2019
Every year, 7 trillion tiny pieces of plastic—microplastics—flow into San Francisco Bay. Once these tiny pieces are in the water, they never go away. They just break into smaller and smaller pieces. Microplastics range from the size of a popcorn kernel to smaller than a grain of salt. Some plastic...
Blog Post: October 31, 2019
Great White sharks swim along the Pacific Coast September through December. That’s why Bay Area surfers often call this season "Sharktober"— an especially fitting time around Halloween for retelling scary tales of close encounters. These sharks starred in the classic thriller Jaws because they’ve...
BK In The News: October 31, 2019
By Jon Rosenfield and Gary Bobker In a devastating blow to the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta estuary last week, the Trump administration eliminated science-based protections for five of this ecosystem’s endangered fish species. An effort to revise safeguards for...
BK In The News: October 28, 2019
A study published in early October by two Bay Area environmental research institutes has raised alarm among local environmentalists after it found that the San Francisco Bay is highly polluted with microplastics, tiny plastic particles... Sejal Choksi Chugh, executive director of Baykeeper, a...
BK In The News: October 25, 2019
The Trump administration this week declared that its plan to pump more water from the Bay-Delta will not jeopardize endangered species... But Jon Rosenfield, a senior scientist with the environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper, said marginal gains from the plan won’t be worth the harm to...
Blog Post: October 17, 2019
Baykeeper Senior Scientist Jon Rosenfield was recently joined by our partners from the Rose Foundation for Communities & the Environment for a Bay patrol on the Baykeeper boat. They got to see firsthand how grants to Baykeeper can make a big impact. The patrol investigated a number of...
E News: October 17, 2019
Protecting the Bay from Trump's EPA, moderating the Environmental Equity Summit tomorrow, welcoming our new managing attorney & more Monthly Update for October 2019 In a victory for the Bay, our oil spill bill becomes law Protecting the Bay from Trump's EPA All bark and no bite:...
Blog Post: October 14, 2019
San Francisco Bay is a major oil transportation corridor. As refineries ramp up production of heavy crude, the risk of a disastrous sinking oil spill is increasing. In a victory to offset that risk, Governor Newsom has signed into law Baykeeper's landmark heavy crude oil spill legislation, AB 936...
BK In The News: October 14, 2019
A coalition of local nonprofits has teamed up to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its head, Andrew Wheeler, over the agency's recent decision that the Redwood City Salt Ponds, owned by Cargill, Inc., are not subject to the U.S. Clean Water Act... The nonprofits filing suit are...
BK In The News: October 8, 2019
By San Francisco Baykeeper The Trump administration has reached a new low in its assault on clean water. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is claiming that Bay water isn’t water. The agency recently decided that the South Bay salt ponds are land and don’t need Clean Water Act protection. This...

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