Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Washington Post | January 22, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
California officials are baffled by a sticky mystery — more than 200 birds have been found dead and more rescued after they became covered in an unknown gray goo-like substance. . . . For now, wildlife volunteers are working to find and save as many birds as they can, said Deb Self, the executive director of Baykeeper, a conservation group.
San Francisco Chronicle | January 22, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
The mysterious case of the bird-killing goo got a little more perplexing Wednesday when laboratory tests ruled out the prime suspect, a viscous compound blamed for sending thousands of birds in Europe to their graves. . . . Deb Self, executive director of Baykeeper, was on the shoreline Wednesday, searching for birds coated with the mystery...
San Jose Mercury News | January 21, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
The environmental toll from the mystery goo in San Francisco Bay climbed Tuesday to 100 dead seabirds and 300 that were saved as wildlife officials tried to zero in on identifying the toxic stuff and who may have spilled it. . . . Volunteers willing to look out for and report ailing birds on the East Bay shoreline can sign up through San Francisco...
San Jose Mercury News | January 21, 2015 | Bay Recreation
On June 11, 2013, at the age of 62, Gary Emich became the first person to compete 1,000 swims from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco's Aquatic Park without wetsuit or fins. . . . For the past four years Emich has organized fund-raising swim events for Baykeeper, a non-profit organization that protects San Francisco Bay from pollution.
San Francisco Examiner | January 21, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
The mystery surrounding the hundreds of seabirds found coated in an unknown, gooey substance along the eastern San Francisco Bay shoreline took a twist this week with the discovery of several more birds along the San Mateo County coast to the west. . . Deb Self, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, said it appears the birds were...
NBC TV Bay Area | November 26, 2014 | Urban Storm Water
Environmental group San Francisco Baykeeper plans to sue the City of San Jose for violating the Clean Water Act by not controlling its trash and sewage. The watchdog group points to a series of sewage spills and trash that flow into local rivers and creeks, which has led to bacteria and other pollutants in the water. The non-profit San Francisco...
KLIV NBC News Radio Silicon Valley | November 25, 2014 | Urban Storm Water
November 25, 2014--A lawsuit is being planned against the city of San Jose by an environmental group which claims the city has failed to stop pollution from washing into creeks and San Francisco Bay. The city has been accused by San Francisco Baykeeper of missing several deadlines to take any action to cleanup the areas,and has allowed pollutants...
San Jose Mercury News | November 25, 2014 | Urban Storm Water
In a move that could force the city of San Jose to spend millions modernizing its sewage system, cleaning up trash and removing homeless encampments, an environmental group announced Monday it will file a lawsuit under the Clean Water Act charging the city with failing to stop pollution from washing into creeks and San Francisco Bay. "San Jose is...
Bay Crossings | November 3, 2014 | Bay-Safe Industry
Baykeeper recently won a critical victory in its campaign to keep toxic industrial runoff out of San Francisco Bay by securing an agreement from the Levin-Richmond Terminal Corporation to protect the Bay from dangerous contaminated runoff.
San Jose Mercury News | October 15, 2014 | Bay-Safe Industry
RICHMOND -- San Francisco Bay Keeper, an environmental group, reached an agreement last week with a storage company it sued two years ago for allegedly polluting San Francisco Bay. . . Levin-Richmond, a major shipping terminal for toxic chemicals, will invest $1.4 million to filter pollutants, monitor debris and install wind monitors to prevent...

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