Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: February 17, 2012
Cruise ships and other large vessels will no longer be allowed to dump their sewage into the water within three miles of California’s coast, including anywhere in San Francisco Bay or the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The prohibition is contained in a new rule announced last week by the U.S....
BK In The News: February 14, 2012
It was one of the worst ecological disasters in San Francisco Bay history. The Cosco Busan hit the Bay Bridge, sending 53,000 gallons of thick oil into the water. Now, for the first time, the I-Team lets you listen in as it unfolds, in an investigation you'll see Only On 7.
E News: February 14, 2012
*/ Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's February E-News. Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to see it online. Monthly Update for February 2012 Victory! Cal Waste Solutions to Clean Up Polluted Runoff Baykeeper Fights Winter Sewage Spills King Tides Preview Climate Change in the...
Blog Post: February 14, 2012
The riskiest part of the cleanup of oil spilled from a tugboat in the Richmond harbor has succeeded. The World War II-era Tiger tugboat sank in on December 11, and oil from leaky fuel tanks began seeping out. Baykeeper has been closely monitoring the process of cleaning up this potential oil spill...
Blog Post: February 10, 2012
Large ships should be required to clean hitchhiking invasive species off their underwater surfaces before arriving in San Francisco Bay, and not while sitting in California waters, Baykeeper recently told regulators. Baykeeper urged stronger protections for the Bay and all California waters during...
BK In The News: February 9, 2012
KTVU reports on the impact of rising sea levels on Bay Area communities in coming decades.
Press Release: February 3, 2012
San Francisco— Next 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 document the impact of these high tides, called king tides, on San...
Blog Post: February 2, 2012
Last week Baykeeper and California Waste Solutions, Inc. (CWS) reached an agreement to reduce storm water pollution from the company’s recycling facility in San Jose. CWS picks up curbside recycling in San Jose and Oakland and has several facilities in the Bay Area where materials are collected,...
Featured Stories: February 1, 2012
BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair, Inc., a ship yard servicing large vessels that include cruise liners and oil tankers, has agreed to make significant improvements to its operations and on-site controls to curb its pollution of San Francisco Bay. The company will also provide funding for an...
Monthly Column: February 1, 2012
In the not-too-distant future, Sausalito and Marin City streets could be underwater twice a day. High tides could regularly overflow onto San Francisco’s Embarcadero. Around San Francisco Bay, storm drains will run in reverse, with salt water backing up in low-lying communities. Frequent...

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