Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: January 8, 2018
Initial arguments start Wednesday in a federal lawsuit backed by Bowie Resource Partners to reverse Oakland’s coal ban — and potentially open new markets for Utah mines... The Sierra Club, an environmental group, has intervened on Oakland’s side, along with San Francisco Baykeeper, which advocates...
Monthly Column: January 2, 2018
Like a creature from a horror movie that keeps coming back from the dead, the threat of coal pollution is menacing San Francisco Bay again. And it could be coming to a neighborhood near you. This month, a trial is set to determine if a developer can overturn the City of Oakland’s recent ban on coal...
Featured Stories: December 22, 2017
​"I loved it beyond anything I had anticipated," says Mimi Osborne about the day in 1979 when she started swimming in San Francisco Bay. "To be in water that has its own motion, and its own wildlife, is wonderful." She's been swimming in the Bay ever since. Five mornings a week, she's in the water...
BK In The News: December 21, 2017
Last week, the San Francisco Examiner laid out some of the problems with the proposed Treasure Island Clipper Cove Marina project... As a result of the potential negative educational and environmental impacts of the Clipper Cove project, the Sierra Club joins the San Francisco Unified School...
Featured Stories: December 20, 2017
Baykeeper's new aerial patrols for tracking down pollution by drone and plane are already helping protect San Francisco Bay. Earlier this month, volunteer drone pilots at our partner group Autonomous Imagery captured remarkable footage of a pier on the Oakland shoreline that had collapsed into the...
Blog Post: December 18, 2017
The past month has been busy for the Baykeeper boat patrol! Here are a few updates from our recent on-the-water investigations: Estuary Trash: Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh discovered a large raft of trash in the Oakland-Alameda Estuary a couple of weeks ago, just as two...
E News: December 13, 2017
Aerial patrols' dramatic takeoff, green infrastructure for pollution control, the 118th Christmas Bird Count & more Monthly Update for December 2017 Preventing a tar sands oil spill in the Bay Help us urge San Jose toward a Bay-friendly future Pollution news: Aerial patrols' dramatic...
Blog Post: December 12, 2017
Baykeeper is working to prevent a dangerous new threat to San Francisco Bay—a tar sands oil spill. If spilled in the Bay, heavy tar sands oil would likely sink to the Bay’s bottom, making it virtually impossible to remove and causing irreparable harm to the ecosystem. Despite this threat, companies...
Monthly Column: December 5, 2017
As the shoreline whizzed by and the wind sprayed mist on our faces, I spotted an old building out of the corner of my eye that didn’t look quite right. We were patrolling San Francisco Bay for pollution in the Baykeeper boat, along San Francisco’s eastern shoreline, near Potrero Hill. Our volunteer...
Featured Stories: November 24, 2017
For San Francisco Bay, the rainy season can bring a surge of pollution from sewage. Often the cause is the cooking and cleanup of rich foods, particularly holiday meals. Cooking rich foods like turkey, roasts, gravy, and desserts creates fats, oil, and grease that get washed down the drain during...

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