Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: April 5, 2019
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating the cause of death for dozens of fish in Berkeley’s Codornices Creek... Ben Eichenberg, staff attorney at San Francisco Baykeeper, said he took samples from the creek too. The non-profit is conducting its own investigation of the...
BK In The News: April 4, 2019
A fierce battle by Berkeley firefighters to prevent a gas-tank explosion succeeded in averting a potential disaster this week — but an apparently deadly aftereffect is that hundreds of fish were killed when water and retardant foam from the firefight flowed into a nearby stream... Ben Eichenberg, a...
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...

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