Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: February 24, 2015
With deconstruction of the old Bay Bridge well underway, Caltrans says the tricky part may be removing the foundations that lie beneath the Bay. The agency Friday said it wants to use as many as 600 small explosions to demolish Pier E3. . . Environmental groups are skeptical. Baykeeper Staff...
BK In The News: February 23, 2015
Caltrans is looking for permission to implode one caisson on the eastern span of the old Bay Bridge. . . "Concerns arise regarding impacts to wildlife. How are the toxic chemicals and concrete within the structure going to be managed?" Ian Wren, staff scientist with Baykeeper said.
Monthly Column: February 20, 2015
Major storms that have arrived in the Bay Area during the drought carried a huge load of trash into San Francisco Bay. The trash is a visible sign of lots of additional pollution. When rain falls on roads, parking lots, roofs and other impermeable surfaces, it picks up pollutants that include trash...
E News: February 19, 2015
*/ Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's Februrary E-News.   Monthly Update for February 2015 Executive Director Deb Self Announces She'll Step Down New Shore View Project to Help Protect the Bay from Sea Level Rise Join Us for Envisioning the Future of the Bay and Crab Dinner on...
BK In The News: February 19, 2015
Finally solving a mystery that increased the risk of oil spills in San Francisco Bay for the past five months, Caltrans has fixed a broken radar beacon on the Bay Bridge that alerts oil tankers and other large ships to the midpoint between bridge towers. . . "A major oil spill would be devastating...
BK In The News: February 13, 2015
For the past few months, the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper has been remotely piloting the craft — a catamaran topped with a loaner Google Street View camera. In a teaming of tech and environmental advocacy, Baykeeper is using the camera’s 360-degree imagery to capture the shoreline’s rising sea...
BK In The News: February 13, 2015
Lab tests conducted by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response have concluded that Coast Guard vessels in the Oakland Estuary were not the cause of what officials are calling a “mystery sheen” of diesel fuel that appeared near Alameda Marina late Tuesday...
BK In The News: February 13, 2015
Nonprofit group Baykeeper is working with Google to create a "Street View" map of the San Francisco Bay shoreline, using a little remote-controlled catamaran fitted with cameras. Very soon, you'll be able to use it to get a whole new perspective on the Bay.
Blog Post: February 13, 2015
Baykeeper is creating a new tool to help protect the San Francisco Bay shoreline from sea level rise, the San Francisco Bay Shore View Project. Watch the ABC 7 news piece here: As global climate change causes sea levels to rise, San Francisco Bay shorelines are at greater risk of flooding and...
BK In The News: February 11, 2015
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...

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