Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Contra Costa Times | January 1, 2014 | Sea Level Rise
The highest tides of the year, known as king tides, are flowing back into the Bay Area this week. Thanks to Northern California's unseasonably dry and sunny weather, the higher than normal water levels are not expected to cause any serious flooding in low-lying areas. But they provide fresh opportunities to glimpse what the region's shorelines...
San Francisco Examiner | December 30, 2013 | Sea Level Rise
“King tides,” which are about a foot above the average high tides along the San Francisco coast, are hitting the state’s shorelines today through Thursday, and the California King Tides Initiative is encouraging more people to experience the occurrence by taking photos. “We think these super high tides are kind of an early indication of what we...
Contra Costa Times | November 30, 2013 | Fish and Marine Life
San Francisco Bay is becoming clearer. But what sounds like good environmental news has a significant downside: The clearer water is letting in more sunlight -- and that's causing a big increase in the amount of algae blooming in the bay.
NBC Bay Area News | November 12, 2013 | Toxic Pollutants
A fire that raged at SIMS Metal Management in Redwood City for nearly 17 hours is completely extinguished. Officials are concerned that the toxic plume of smoke shot into the air may have contaminated the area's water supply with dangerous chemicals. n addition, there is also concerns over the area's air quality.
KPIX 5 | November 11, 2013 | Toxic Pollutants
REDWOOD CITY (KCBS) — A Redwood City metal recycling facility that caught fire on Sunday received a public nuisance violation for a similar incident, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Lisa Fasano of the district said Sims Metal Management was issued the violation in April 2007 for a small fire that took place at the...
CBS/AP | November 5, 2013 | Advocacy
Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land .  . Deb Self, executive director of the environmental group Baykeeper, said that whether the barge-mounted structure is a store or a data center powered by wave action, there...
Estuary News | November 1, 2013 | Toxic Pollutants
While it’s hard to believe today, the San Francisco Estuary was one big dumping ground for cities and industry just decades ago. . .  Says Deb Self, who directs San Francisco Baykeeper, “What the Bay needs are regulations and permits with teeth, adequate monitoring to assess compliance, and aggressive enforcement of permit limits.”
San Jose Mercury News | July 2, 2013 | Oil Spills
State regulators on Monday handed down a five-month license suspension without pay and mandated extra training for the pilot of a 748-foot-long oil tanker that struck the Bay Bridge in heavy fog in January. . . .On Monday, the head of a leading bay conservation group said she is mostly satisfied with the settlement, but thinks part of it is...
San Mateo County Times | June 27, 2013 | Sick of Sewage
San Mateo County beaches are the second-worst in California when it comes to a key measure of bacterial pollution, according to a report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council. . . Deb Self, Baykeeper Executive Director, said the key issue is deferred maintenance by sewage agencies up and down the coast.