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Monthly Column: August 2, 2011
Every time I write this monthly column, I find that I have to dive deep into a whole new world of chemistry, species, habitat, geology and climate. I enjoy sharing a little bit of what I learn along the way. Some of you know I’m a novice birder, having become captivated with diving ducks while...
Featured Stories: August 1, 2011
From the August 2011 edition of Bay Crossings  Every time I write this monthly column, I find that I have to dive deep into a whole new world of chemistry, species, habitat, geology and climate. I enjoy sharing a little bit of what I learn along the way. Some of you know I’m a novice birder...
BK In The News: July 25, 2011
Heavy construction. Massive crowds. Congested waterways. Based on the city’s recently released draft environment impact report (EIR) for the 2013 America’s Cup, these threats, along with others, are an unavoidable addition to the international event.
Blog Post: July 20, 2011
Baykeeper is currently opposing a new proposal by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) that would severely limit environmental oversight of pesticide applications throughout the state. CDFA, which oversees pesticide use in California, has proposed a "Programmatic Environmental...
BK In The News: July 16, 2011
The America's Cup is expected to create 8,000 jobs and inject more than $1.4 billion into the region's economy when the world's fastest yachts take to San Francisco Bay in 2013.  But the anticipated 5 million spectators – with 500,000 on "peak" days – will test the Bay Area's transportation...
BK In The News: July 15, 2011
Baykeeper’s campaign to compel sewer agencies to upgrade their crumbling underground pipes has been remarkably successful. The nonprofit group has pressured Bay Area agencies in Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae, San Carlos, South San Francisco and elsewhere to invest in maintenance at an...
BK In The News: July 13, 2011
Members of the public will have a chance to offer feedback on the massive draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for the America's Cup at the Planning Commision on August 11 -- one month from the date of the DEIR release, July 11.
Featured Stories: July 13, 2011
The City of San Francisco has released a draft EIR, or Environmental Impact Report, as part of its planning for the 34th America's Cup sailing regatta, which will take place on San Francisco Bay in 2012 and 2013. The EIR is intended to address the potential environmental impacts of the races and...
Featured Stories: July 11, 2011
The City of San Bruno has agreed to a plan to reduce its recurring sewage spills that contaminate San Francisco Bay and its tributaries. Baykeeper brought suit against San Bruno in February 2010 in order to secure aggressive repairs to the City's faulty sewage system.  San Bruno has agreed to...
Press Release: July 11, 2011
San Francisco – More than 30 environmental groups greeted today’s release of the America’s Cup Draft Environmental Impact Report with guarded optimism. The groups said they had worked with the City on analyzing potential environmental impacts to the Bay and San Francisco waterfront from...

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