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Monthly Column: March 1, 2011
Shivery winter weather has been the daily forecast this season, with snowstorms in the East and even the occasional blustery winds and rains around the Bay Area. For many people, cold weather brings to mind warm comforts of hot cocoa, slow-cooked soups, fleece blankets and wishful thoughts of...
BK In The News: March 1, 2011
The America’s Cup races are two years away, but San Francisco is already bracing for the massive crowds and construction that will accompany the international sailing competition.
BK In The News: March 1, 2011
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...
Blog Post: February 17, 2011
The Baykeeper boat braved the elements to take a trip on the Bay today, giving local officials and reporters a view of King Tides in the Bay. The high tide today was almost a foot higher than usual, providing a preview of the potential impacts of sea level rise in the Bay. (Read more about King...
BK In The News: February 17, 2011
King Tides provides a preview of the potential impacts of sea level rise in San Francisco Bay.
BK In The News: February 17, 2011
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.
BK In The News: February 17, 2011
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.
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.

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