E News: August 15, 2019
Welcoming Baykeeper's new Field Investigator, fighting plastic pollution, wrapping up our 6th annual Bay Parade, and more
Monthly Update for August 2019
Oil and coal polluters in cahoots
If at first polluters don't clean up, we make them try, try again
More plastic than fish?
Blog Post: August 15, 2019
By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world's waters… unless we act now to change how people use and dispose of plastic products.
San Francisco Bay is already suffering from an onslaught of plastic pollution. Baykeeper has documented large volumes of plastic trash, as well as micro...
BK In The News: August 14, 2019
Fast-thinking innovation is needed to prevent ‘wetter wets, drier dries, hotter hots’ from threatening the state’s crops, species and economy... That farmers are growing such water-intensive crops in such arid places is the result of misguided 20th century engineering, says Jon Rosenfield, a senior...
Blog Post: August 13, 2019
In a surprising move, the oil industry recently muscled its way into the battle over toxic coal exports around San Francisco Bay.
Richmond city leaders have been considering an ordinance that would prohibit companies from storing coal along train tracks in neighborhoods and commercial areas....
BK In The News: August 5, 2019
... Bay Parade: Celebrate the Baykeeper’s 6th annual Bay Parade on Sunday, August 11th, when boaters, rowers, swimmers, kayakers, and paddle boarders for a day of celebration and fun on the water. Over 200 participants unite to support Baykeeper’s mission for a clean and healthy San Francisco Bay....
BK In The News: August 2, 2019
Resolution would help the Bay Area transition to renewables, clean up of toxic sites, and adapt to sea level rise.
A perspective from Sejal Choksi-Chugh
BK In The News: August 2, 2019
Attending a standup paddle boarding event is one of the best ways to enjoy the sport. It’s the perfect place to be introduced to the sport as a spectator, it’s a great place to learn and try new products, and it’s also a great way to connect with those who enjoy the sport just as much as you do......
Monthly Column: August 1, 2019
Our children’s San Francisco Bay could be much bleaker than the beautiful Bay we all know and love today.
Within their lifetimes, rising water might flood toxic hotspots, industrial facilities, and sewage treatment plants—spreading pollution through the Bay and into neighborhoods. Warming Bay...
BK In The News: July 31, 2019
Sejal Choksi-Chugh is leading the fight to restore San Francisco Bay to health... San Francisco Bay is part of the largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas, with headwaters that tumble from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, swell California’s longest rivers, and then rush through the Golden...
Blog Post: July 30, 2019
Baykeeper requires polluters to stop contaminating San Francisco Bay… but what happens when they don’t?
We make them keep trying.
The companies install additional pollution controls, and they keep taking water samples to monitor the controls' effectiveness, until the illegal contamination is...