Baykeeper In The News
Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch | March 1, 2011 | Sick of Sewage
In Marin this rainy season, about three million gallons of raw sewage has spilled into the bay according to the watchdog group SF Baykeeper. Sewage spills, large and small, are common in Marin and storm water runoff is a persistent problem, carrying – unfiltered -- everything from heavy metals to pesticide, animal waste, disease-causing bacteria...
KGO-TV ABC 7 | February 17, 2011 | Climate Change
King Tides provides a preview of the potential impacts of sea level rise in San Francisco Bay.
KQED Climate Watch | February 17, 2011 | Climate Change
Take naturally-occurring extremely high tides, and add to them high winds and torrential rain, and you get some pretty big seas. KQED joins Baykeeper on the boat during King Tide.
The Bay Citizen | February 17, 2011 | Climate Change
A winter storm in the Bay Area Thursday coincided with a king tide, which pushed water levels along San Francisco Bay shorelines more than 6 feet above normal levels.
KCBS | February 17, 2011 | Climate Change
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.
KGO-TV | February 16, 2011 | Oil Spills
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.
San Francisco Examiner | December 22, 2010 | Mercury
New research from the University of San Francisco has zeroed in on a way to limit the amount of mercury entering the food chain in San Francisco Bay.
Sacramento Bee | December 13, 2010 | Invasive Species
For years, scientists have called the San Francisco Bay-Delta one of the most "invaded" waterways in the world. More than 240 animal and plant species have hitchhiked here in the ballast tanks of cargo and tanker ships, thriving in waters from Sacramento to the Farallon Islands.
NBC Bay Area | November 19, 2010 | Legal Action
The environmental stewards at San Francisco Baykeeper recently sued San Mateo County over a dirty little secret: the waste that you flush down the drain doesn't always get treated. Sometimes, it's pumped right out into the bay.
SF Examiner | November 18, 2010 | Legal Action
A watchdog group’s legal campaign to reduce overflows from public sewer systems is forcing San Mateo County agencies to make millions of dollars in upgrades that are pushing sewer rates higher. San Francisco Baykeeper filed eight lawsuits against county agencies during the past two years for allowing discharges of untreated sewage.