BK In The News: December 5, 2012
With water treatment plants all over the Bay Area receiving a deluge of runoff from this weekend's storms, 77 million gallons of partially treated sewage was released into the San Francisco Bay. Linda Yee reports.
Monthly Column: December 3, 2012
The rainy season brings a surge of pollution to San Francisco Bay. Test your knowledge about how you can help protect the Bay from one serious wintertime pollution problem—sewage spills.
1. Sewage is more likely to get spilled into San Francisco Bay during:
A. The holidays
B. Windy weather
Press Release: November 28, 2012
(San Francisco, CA) – For the second year in a row, Trainer Communications will donate the proceeds of its Media Sharktank event to San Francisco Baykeeper.
“Baykeeper sincerely thanks Trainer Communications for supporting our work to protect San Francisco Bay by making us the beneficiary of this...
BK In The News: November 26, 2012
An environmental group is suing the state over an environmental report that could pave the way for an increase in sand mining in San Francisco Bay, saying the study fails to take into consideration the
erosion at Ocean Beach.
Press Release: November 20, 2012
(San Francisco, CA)—San Francisco Baykeeper has filed a lawsuit against the State of California over its decision to approve an Environmental Impact Report allowing unprecedented rates of sand mining in the Bay. Excessive sand mining disrupts the Bay’s ecosystem and contributes to erosion of Ocean...
E News: November 12, 2012
Special Update for November 2012
Thank you for your support for San Francisco Baykeeper. As we mark the five-year anniversary this month of the Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco Bay, I want to update you on Baykeeper’s work to protect the Bay from oil spills.
Five years ago, the Cosco...
Blog Post: November 12, 2012
Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading evaluator of nonprofit organizations’ financial performance, has awarded San Francisco Baykeeper its second consecutive top 4-star rating.
“Only 17% of the charities we rate have received at least two consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that San...
Blog Post: November 6, 2012
Five years ago on the morning of November 7, the 900-foot container ship Cosco Busan left Oakland, in heavy fog with low visibility. It side-swiped a Bay Bridge tower, ripping open two fuel tanks and pouring more than 53,000 gallons of heavy bunker fuel into San Francisco Bay.
Initially, the ship...
Blog Post: November 2, 2012
Some noteworthy research findings about water quality in San Francisco Bay have recently been released in an annual publication by local scientists and regulators. Here are some highlights:
Perfluorinated chemicals, which are used to make non-stick cookware such as Teflon and in stain-resistant...
BK In The News: November 2, 2012
The sediment in San Francisco Bay, once thought of as a renewable resource, is eroding and being removed much more quickly than nature replenishes it — which could affect two companies’ requests to increase their sand-mining operations.
Sand has been removed from the Bay for more than 100 years,...