Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Bay Nature | February 11, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
When several hundred surf scoters and other diving ducks wintering on San Francisco Bay were recently found to be coated with an unknown sticky substance (referred to as “mystery goo” by stumped investigators), San Francisco Baykeeper was one of the first organizations on the scene, helping with wildlife search-and-rescue efforts. This small...
CBS TV Bay Area | January 31, 2015 | Oil Spills
It has been more than two years since an empty oil tanker collided with a tower of the Bay Bridge in heavy fog. Coast Guard investigators blamed the accident in part on a broken broken radar beacon on the bridge. That piece of safety equipment was found to be broken again during a monthly inspection.
San Jose Mercury News | January 30, 2015 | Oil Spills
Two years after a 752-foot-long oil tanker collided in heavy fog with the Bay Bridge -- an accident Coast Guard investigators blamed in part on a broken radar beacon on the bridge -- one of the bridge's three beacons is broken again. The beacon, which alerts sailors to the midpoint between bridge towers, has failed to work properly since Dec. 17.
Washington Post | January 22, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
California officials are baffled by a sticky mystery — more than 200 birds have been found dead and more rescued after they became covered in an unknown gray goo-like substance. . . . For now, wildlife volunteers are working to find and save as many birds as they can, said Deb Self, the executive director of Baykeeper, a conservation group.
San Francisco Chronicle | January 22, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
The mysterious case of the bird-killing goo got a little more perplexing Wednesday when laboratory tests ruled out the prime suspect, a viscous compound blamed for sending thousands of birds in Europe to their graves. . . . Deb Self, executive director of Baykeeper, was on the shoreline Wednesday, searching for birds coated with the mystery...
San Jose Mercury News | January 21, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
The environmental toll from the mystery goo in San Francisco Bay climbed Tuesday to 100 dead seabirds and 300 that were saved as wildlife officials tried to zero in on identifying the toxic stuff and who may have spilled it. . . . Volunteers willing to look out for and report ailing birds on the East Bay shoreline can sign up through San Francisco...
San Jose Mercury News | January 21, 2015 | Bay Recreation
On June 11, 2013, at the age of 62, Gary Emich became the first person to compete 1,000 swims from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco's Aquatic Park without wetsuit or fins. . . . For the past four years Emich has organized fund-raising swim events for Baykeeper, a non-profit organization that protects San Francisco Bay from pollution.
San Francisco Examiner | January 21, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
The mystery surrounding the hundreds of seabirds found coated in an unknown, gooey substance along the eastern San Francisco Bay shoreline took a twist this week with the discovery of several more birds along the San Mateo County coast to the west. . . Deb Self, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, said it appears the birds were...
NBC TV Bay Area | November 26, 2014 | Urban Storm Water
Environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper plans to sue the City of San Jose for violating the Clean Water Act by not controlling its trash and sewage. The watchdog group points to a series of sewage spills and trash that flow into local rivers and creeks, which has led to bacteria and other pollutants in the water. The non-profit San Francisco...
KLIV NBC News Radio Silicon Valley | November 25, 2014 | Urban Storm Water
November 25, 2014--A lawsuit is being planned against the city of San Jose by an environmental group which claims the city has failed to stop pollution from washing into creeks and San Francisco Bay. The city has been accused by San Francisco Baykeeper of missing several deadlines to take any action to cleanup the areas,and has allowed pollutants...