E News: November 20, 2020
Monthly Update for November 2020
A big win for the Bay and beyond
The case of the missing birds at Aquatic Park
One less polluter in the South Bay
Stay safe, get outside, and protect the Bay
Our least favorite holiday tradition
We’re looking for a GIS intern!
This Giving Tuesday,...
Press Release: November 20, 2020
Environmental, public health advocates applaud recent climate emergency declaration while calling for planned, equitable shift to clean energy economy
Oakland, California—Just weeks after Contra Costa County’s Board of Supervisors declared a climate emergency in their county, a diverse group of...
BK In The News: November 20, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – The pandemic is having an impact on San Francisco Bay.
You may see what bay watchdogs say is “COVID Trash.” These are just some of the PPE, masks, gloves, and other plastic-based trash picked up along the shoreline by the non-profit Baykeeper, says spokesperson Sejal...
BK In The News: November 19, 2020
The Bay Area and Coal Country seem worlds apart. But it turns out the San Francisco Bay plays a critical role in the export of coal to Asia.
Unbeknown to most, the bay is home to one of only two deep sea ports on the entire West Coast that export coal to Asia.
Blog Post: November 19, 2020
Last fall, paddlers at Berkeley’s Aquatic Park noticed something wrong.
The water had become cloudy and oily, the normally plentiful fish and birds were nowhere to be seen, and the water level was unusually high. The area was also exuding a nasty, pungent smell. Baykeeper received messages...
Blog Post: November 16, 2020
All around the Bay Area, hundreds of industrial facilities allow their polluted runoff to seep into the watershed—a slow drip of toxic waste that turns into a deluge every time it rains.
At Baykeeper, we’re working to put a stop to this widespread source of pollution. Our scientists and lawyers...
BK In The News: November 16, 2020
In this op-ed, Sejal Choksi-Chugh, a leader in environmental justice, explains how climate change and racism can often be intertwined — and how we can fight for a better, healthier future.
BK In The News: November 12, 2020
In a win for activists, local communities won’t face threats from increasing crude oil tanker traffic as BAAQMD stops environmental review of marine terminal expansion... Supporting organizations include 350 Bay Area, Amazon Watch, Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth US, Fresh Air...
Featured Stories: November 11, 2020
When you think of holiday meals, Bay water quality probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But every year, home cooks inadvertently worsen sewage pollution in San Francisco Bay.
Holiday cooking tends to generate a lot of fatty waste, in the form of leftover cooking oils and greasy pans....
Blog Post: November 7, 2020
We’re feeling grateful and relieved that millions across the country came together to choose Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, leaders who trust science and believe in protecting our health and environment. The week’s seemingly endless counting of votes made it clear that democracy works and our...