Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: February 17, 2011
The highest tides of the year sent waves crashing over the Embarcadero in San Francisco Thursday, and environmentalists say that could be a daily occurrence in the future.
Blog Post: February 17, 2011
Baykeeper is joining environmental and conservation groups in supporting California Assembly Bill 376, which would prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins in the state. Every year, tens of millions of sharks are killed for their fins, often for use in shark fin soup....
BK In The News: February 16, 2011
The captain of a sinking barge used some quick thinking to avoid what could have been an environmental mess. The barge was intentionally beached near the St. Francis Yacht Club after it started taking on water and of the 3,800 gallons of oil on the barge, only one gallon was spilled into the Bay.
Blog Post: February 16, 2011
Feb 16 Update: The barge has been safely moved from where it ran aground yesterday off Marina Green. Check out yesterday's news coverage of Baykeeper on the scene: Update: The sheen on the water around the barge is reportedly a small amount of engine oil, and the barge's fuel tanks were not...
Press Release: February 15, 2011
This week some of the year’s highest tides will breach California’s coastal and bay shorelines, providing a glimpse of what the state can expect as sea level rises due to climate change. Baykeeper is helping to document the impacts of these so-called King Tides, which will occur from February 16...
Featured Stories: February 14, 2011
A year ago, Baykeeper successfully settled our lawsuit to force the federal government to clean up the toxic Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay. Work to remove the fleet has been steadily progressing since then, with 14 of the ships having been removed to date. Forty-three vessels currently remain in the...
Blog Post: February 8, 2011
San Francisco Baykeeper recently received a call to our pollution hotline from a concerned resident who was biking in Redwood City. She noticed oil on the street next to several garbage collection locations and eventually spotted oil near almost every house's collection site throughout several...
E News: February 8, 2011
Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's February E-News Help Document King Tides to Show Possible Climate Change Impacts Mare Island Opens for Ghost Fleet Recycling America's Cup Comes to San Francisco Bay Join Baykeeper at the Flyway Festival & Alameda Boat Fest Fight Invasive Kelp in the Bay...
Blog Post: February 4, 2011
This week Baykeeper advocated for the Regional Water Board to strengthen the cleanup plan for PCBs in the Bay by reining in contaminated discharges from municipal and industrial waste water. The Regional Board’s existing proposal maintains inadequate standards for limiting PCBs, and it's based on...
Blog Post: February 3, 2011
Executive Director and Baykeeper Deb Self is participating in an oil spill preparedness training in the Oakland Middle Harbor today. She reports: I'm out at the Oakland Middle Harbor where oil spill responders are testing a new strategy to protect this important bird habitat in the event of an oil...

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