Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: April 4, 2019
The City of Berkeley and the State of California are investigating after a garbage truck fire lead to the death of hundreds of fish. “Yeah, this is a fish kill. Hundreds of fish dead in Codornices Creek,” said Ben Eichenberg, a staff attorney with SF Baykeeper. “I counted 40 between 6th...
BK In The News: April 4, 2019
Fish are apparently dying as a result of foam used to put out a garbage truck fire making its way into a nearby creek in Berkeley. Conservationists and neighbors are concerned, but the Berkeley Fire Department said it had a good reason to use the foam... "It's really disappointing and frustrating,...
Featured Stories: April 3, 2019
East Bay Express Feature: Beat Cops of the Bay  
Monthly Column: April 3, 2019
Three decades ago, media reports warned that San Francisco Bay was dying.  Anti-pollution laws were not being enforced. Polluters were dumping waste into the Bay with no fear of detection. The Bay was being slowly poisoned and there was no relief in sight.   Until 1989, when research scientist Dr....
Blog Post: April 2, 2019
California’s water wars are often framed as fish versus Big Ag. But a new study reveals just how much fish are losing out. Lobbyists for industrial agriculture and big cities, including some in the Bay Area, have warped the debate around water use in California.   They claim that protections for...
BK In The News: April 2, 2019
Thirty years ago, citizens concerned that industries and cities were polluting San Francisco Bay without consequence stepped forward and, with the help of donors, launched a nonprofit that has served for the three decades since as the chief environmental watchdog of our great estuary. Today, San...
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...
BK In The News: March 28, 2019
San Francisco Bay’s watershed stretches from the granite tips of the Sierra Nevada to the Golden Gate, covering almost 60,000 square miles and nearly 40 percent of California. Half of California’s surface water supply falls as rain or snow within the watershed, frequently as “ephemeral” or...
BK In The News: March 27, 2019
How the nonprofit group Baykeeper monitors polluters in Bay Area waters... The greenish brown water laps at walls of concrete on each side of the estuary. On the west is the waterfront property of Manson Construction, a marine construction and dredging company that has stacked a paved site with...
BK In The News: March 25, 2019
When grower Brad Goehring looks across his rows of grapes, he can’t help but see a pool of murky water that breaks the rhythm of his vines, which otherwise stretch steadily into the Sierra foothills... “It’s not just academic,” said Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper,...

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