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BK In The News: July 11, 2012
San Francisco Bay is surrounded by hazardous waste that will leach into groundwater and the bay itself when sea levels rise.
Monthly Column: July 11, 2012
With San Francisco Bay’s summer recreation season in full swing, let’s hear from those who love to play on and in the Bay. Ben Patton, kiteboarder: "Kiteboarding has a kind of freedom to it. It’s like sailing, but even closer to the water. When I’m out on the Bay, I enjoy seeing the mix of people,...
Blog Post: June 25, 2012
A recent San Francisco Chronicle article falsely suggests that new federal regulations on pesticides are contributing to the spread of West Nile virus. State vector control agencies—the officials responsible for controlling mosquitoes that carry the virus—are quoted saying the regulations are...
Featured Stories: June 20, 2012
Baykeeper’s Sick of Sewage campaign is making major progress toward solving the region-wide problem of sewage spills that pollute San Francisco Bay. We have put the region’s worst-polluting sewage agencies on a path to success. This year, as in years past, crumbling Bay Area sewage systems spilled...
Blog Post: June 19, 2012
Soon, state regulations requiring furniture and other consumer products in California to be doused with toxic flame retardants will be revised, with input from environmental and human health advocates. Governor Jerry Brown ordered the revision on June 18. Governor Brown’s action comes a week after...
Blog Post: June 12, 2012
Furniture and other consumer products in California are being doused in toxic flame retardant chemicals—but it’s not providing real protection from deadly fires. Instead California residents are absorbing these cancer-causing chemicals into our bodies, while huge quantities are washed into...
E News: June 11, 2012
*/ Monthly Update for June 2012 Take Action to Control Flame Retardant Pollution Baykeeper Earns Charity Navigator's Top 4-Star Rating Progress to Protect Bay Wildlife from Oil Spills Free App Locates Clean Water for Play in the Bay Swim For The Bay on September 30 Share this...
Blog Post: June 11, 2012
To better understand how much ammonia is being discharged into the Bay from over 40 wastewater treatment plants that serve the towns and cities of the Bay Area, Baykeeper created an interactive map showing the scale of ammonia inputs from treatment plants to the Bay and its nearby tributaries....
Featured Stories: June 8, 2012
Which boat bottom paint causes the least pollution and still keeps the hull free of sea growth? Baykeeper just repainted our patrol boat, and answering this question wasn’t easy. Boat hulls need to be painted with specialized coatings to keep algae, barnacles and other sea life from attaching and...
Blog Post: June 4, 2012
Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading evaluator of nonprofit organizations’ financial performance, has awarded San Francisco Baykeeper its top 4-star rating. This rating designates Baykeeper’s financial efficiency, accountability and transparency to be “Exceptional: Exceeds industry standards and...

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