Baykeeper Updates Related to Climate Change

BK In The News: June 12, 2019
Bay Area residents aim to educate community about health, climate, spill risks from expansion proposal at Phillips 66’s San Francisco Refinery... Supporting organizations include 350 Bay Area, Amazon Watch, Fresh Air Vallejo, and San Francisco Baykeeper.
Blog Post: March 29, 2019
Our children’s San Francisco Bay could be vastly different from what we know today. Rising water levels in the Bay are likely to inundate toxic hotspots, industrial facilities, and sewage treatment plants—spreading pollution throughout the watershed. Warming Bay waters may cause toxic algae blooms...
Blog Post: February 4, 2019
In spite of the existential threat posed by climate change, the fossil fuel industry continues to push relentlessly for expansions—more oil, more coal, more dirty emissions. And the Bay Area is no exception.   The oil company Phillips 66 recently received approval to process more crude oil at its...
BK In The News: January 25, 2019
The fight against climate change includes divesting and investing... Local environmental organizations are making it easier for supporters to fight climate change at home, nationally, and globally during their lifetimes, as well as leaving legacies to continue the work. At San Francisco Baykeeper,...
BK In The News: October 1, 2018
Canadians might imagine Burnaby as the main site of protest against the Trans Mountain oil pipeline and tanker project... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, said that it’s not fair for California to decarbonize while continuing to expose local communities in air...
Blog Post: June 15, 2017
President Trump recently announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. This historic agreement, reached by 195 countries in 2015, sets targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting the rise in average global temperatures. By withdrawing, the U.S....
Blog Post: April 19, 2017
President Trump has issued another executive order to weaken environmental protections—this time, to undo policies curbing climate change. If implemented, this executive order would roll back limits on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, exacerbating global warming.   Baykeeper and...
Blog Post: December 15, 2015
The United Nations Climate Conference, or COP21, recently concluded with the adoption of an ambitious global agreement on climate change. Baykeeper was represented at the climate talks by Advisory Board Members Marc and Sheila Andrus; Sara Aminzadeh, director of our statewide coalition, California...
Blog Post: August 21, 2013
Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have issued a report on the threats of climate change to 28 key estuaries around the nation. The agency’s research found that San Francisco Bay is one of six estuaries most sensitive to the effects of climate change. Estuaries...
Monthly Column: February 1, 2012
In the not-too-distant future, Sausalito and Marin City streets could be underwater twice a day. High tides could regularly overflow onto San Francisco’s Embarcadero. Around San Francisco Bay, storm drains will run in reverse, with salt water backing up in low-lying communities. Frequent...

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