Baykeeper Updates Related to Sea Level Rise

Blog Post: November 12, 2018
Numerous industrial facilities—including oil refineries, shipyards, and manufacturing plants—surround San Francisco Bay, as well as over 1,000 inactive sites contaminated with hazardous waste. Many of these sites already release pollution into the Bay. Sea level rise will amplify the...
Monthly Column: October 2, 2018
San Francisco Bay’s water level is expected to rise over the coming decades. Even using the moderate estimates of three feet over the next eighty years, the resulting damage could resemble the recent hurricane-caused havoc on the East Coast. Scientists estimate the cost in the Bay Area of a major...
Press Release: October 1, 2018
(San Francisco Bay, CA) – Sea levels are expected to rise in San Francisco Bay by at least three feet over the next 80 years.  Many people around the Bay Area, including those working for local governments responsible for shoreline adaptation, don’t know what that will mean.  ShoreView, a new way...
Blog Post: January 10, 2018
Baykeeper’s Staff Scientist and Field Investigator took to the air with our partners at LightHawk Conservation Flying, to survey the impact of King Tides on Bay Area shorelines for the third year in a row. Documenting the range and intensity of the annual high tides known as King Tides can help...
Blog Post: October 12, 2017
Recent severe storms in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico have left tragic trails of destruction along coastal areas. This devastation serves as a vital reminder of the need to prepare for flooding—and how big the threats are to San Francisco Bay. One of the most alarming reports out of the Houston...
Monthly Column: January 3, 2017
Cars stopping when San Francisco Bay water washes onto roads. Waves breaking on pedestrian sidewalks. Water flooding onto polluted oil refinery shorelines. It all happens during the year’s highest tides—and could happen daily as global climate change causes sea levels to rise. In the years to come...
BK In The News: December 14, 2016
By the time the bulk of the storm hits, the king tides currently pounding the bay should subside... "They were actively putting sand on the beach and you could see it being washed away simultaneously," said Ian Wren, of San Francisco Baykeeper.
Featured Stories: December 7, 2015
Photos taken from the air during the highest tides of the year can provide a preview of what sea level rise will mean for the Bay Area. In November, Baykeeper Staff Scientist Ian Wren and photographer Robb Most went up in the air with LightHawk Conservation Flying, and got these photos.  The photos...
Monthly Column: November 2, 2015
This year, record numbers of starving seals and sea lions have washed up on California beaches, including those in the Bay Area. In recent months, hundreds of young common murres—sea birds that look like small penguins—have been discovered dead or dying on beaches in more than a dozen Bay Area...
BK In The News: September 21, 2015
With the help of Google, Torqueedo electric power, solar panels, and a specially designed multihull boat, Baykeeper photographed some 500 miles of coastline around the San Francisco Bay area. It will use these water-level photo montages to illustrate the effects of global sea level rise and its...

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