Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Featured Stories: September 6, 2012
One fish has lights on its stomach and wakes up houseboaters. Another gets a crab to give it dinner and a worm to build its house. They’re among the more than 35 species of native fish that depend on San Francisco Bay. During early summer, the sleep of Sausalito houseboaters can be disturbed by the...
BK In The News: September 5, 2012
About 125 tons of toxic debris cluttering the shoreline between Point Molate and Point San Pablo will be removed this fall by the San Francisco marine watchdog Baykeeper. With the help of volunteers and some heavy machinery, the nonprofit group plans to clean up trash and take out hundreds of...
Blog Post: September 5, 2012
Chemicals that kill algae and other water weeds shouldn’t be put into California waters unless there is a clear need, Baykeeper recently told regulators. Baykeeper made our recommendation as part of the State Water Resources Control Board’s process for updating California regulations requiring...
Monthly Column: September 1, 2012
One fish has lights on its stomach and wakes up houseboaters. Another gets a crab to give it dinner and a worm to build its house. They’re among the more than 35 species of native fish that depend on San Francisco Bay. During early summer, the sleep of Sausalito houseboaters can be disturbed by the...
Blog Post: August 30, 2012
San Francisco Baykeeper recently filed suit in federal district court to compel cleanup at one of the Bay’s worst industrial polluters, a shipping terminal in Richmond. We took this action because the Levin-Richmond Terminal Corporation is allowing harmful materials stored onsite to be washed and...
Blog Post: August 28, 2012
Last week, Berkeley Forge & Tool, Inc. agreed to reduce its rainy-season pollution of San Francisco Bay. The agreement came after Baykeeper notified Berkeley Forge that its storm water runoff contained high levels of aluminum, copper, iron, zinc, and other pollutants. Berkeley Forge...
Blog Post: August 24, 2012
How fast and how far will climate change raise the water level in San Francisco Bay? Baykeeper’s new interactive graph provides answers based on the latest projections from the National Academy of Sciences. Click here or on the graph below to view the full version. [[wysiwyg_imageupload:279:]] The...
Featured Stories: August 23, 2012
The 34th America’s Cup races give us thrilling views of the world’s fastest sailboats—and a great opportunity to put into practice our commitment to a healthy, thriving San Francisco Bay. One legacy of the America’s Cup will be less polluted storm water in the Bay. As San Francisco piers are...
Blog Post: August 23, 2012
San Francisco’s Ocean Beach is eroding at an increasing rate, threatening a major sewer line and the Great Highway. One proven cause is sand mining and dredging in San Francisco Bay. There’s a better chance of controlling the erosion, Baykeeper recently told California officials, if management...
Blog Post: August 16, 2012
A proposed oil storage and shipping facility could pollute San Francisco Bay in multiple ways, Baykeeper recently told Pittsburg city officials. We urged that better plans for pollution controls be required before the project is allowed to move forward. Baykeeper made our recommendations in...

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