Latest Baykeeper News and Information

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,...
Monthly Column: November 1, 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...
Press Release: November 1, 2012
(San Francisco, CA)—A large increase in sand mining in San Francisco Bay was approved in mid-October by the State Lands Commission. The approval came despite findings by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey that increased sand mining will exacerbate the already-serious problem of erosion at...
Blog Post: November 1, 2012
San Francisco Baykeeper recommends a Yes vote on Berkeley’s Measure M. This bond measure will provide funds to reduce rainy-season pollution that runs off Berkeley’s streets and into San Francisco Bay. During storms, rain rushes across roads, driveways, sidewalks, and roofs, picking up trash, oil,...
Blog Post: October 31, 2012
Baykeeper recommends you vote Yes on Proposition 37, the statewide initiative that requires genetically engineered food sold in California to be labeled. Prop 37’s passage will empower Californians to choose whether or not to eat food and drink beverages containing genetically engineered...
Featured Stories: October 29, 2012
Your home and garden can help protect San Francisco Bay by minimizing pollution from storm water during rainy winter months. The rainy season brings a surge of pollution into the Bay. During storms, roofs, paved driveways, sidewalks, roads, and parking lots send rainwater rushing into gutters and...
Blog Post: October 17, 2012
Note: The comment period for this Action Alert is closed. Thank you to everyone who sent a message! There are more than 1,300 industrial facilities in the Bay Area, and Baykeeper’s analysis of recent data shows that ninety-five percent are contaminating San Francisco Bay or its tributaries with...
Blog Post: October 16, 2012
San Francisco Baykeeper is urging the State Lands Commission not to approve a large increase in sand mining in San Francisco Bay. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have found that sand mining contributes to the erosion of Ocean Beach, and increased sand mining would exacerbate the problem....
E News: October 16, 2012
*/ Monthly Update for October 2012 Take Action to Clean Up Industrial Pollution Congratulations, Swim for the Bay Swimmers! Cleanup of the Ghost Fleet Is Ahead of Schedule Clean Water Act Turns 40 on October 18 Thanks, Coastal Cleanup Day Volunteers! Oddball Creatures of San Francisco Bay...
Featured Stories: October 15, 2012
October 18 is the 40th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act. The landmark law has been a powerful tool for cleaning up waterways, but it has also repeatedly come under attack from polluters. When Congress passed the law in 1972, U.S. water quality was at an all-time low. A symbol of the...

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