Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
San Francisco Chronicle | March 23, 2015 | Oil Spills
Two California senators, angered by the tepid reaction to a mystery goo that has killed hundreds of birds on San Francisco Bay, are introducing legislation Monday to close a loophole that effectively froze state funding and prevented a unified multiagency response to the crisis. . . “When a spill happens, it is essential that first responders can...
Aljazerra America | March 19, 2015 | Water Resources
After the driest January on record and dire predictions of the worst and most persistent drought in 1,000 years, California is once again cracking down on water wasters .  .  . “The more important focus needs to be on big water users rather than individual households that don’t have low-flow toilets or water-efficient dishwashers,” said Sejal...
San Francisco Chronicle | March 18, 2015 | Water Resources
California officials approved a package of far-reaching water restrictions Tuesday, limiting homes and businesses in much of the Bay Area and elsewhere to just two days of outdoor watering per week while cracking down on the way restaurants and hotels use water. . . Some water experts were quick to criticize the state for not going further. Sejal...
KTVU 2 News | February 24, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
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 Scientist Ian Wren said, "It could possibly creating a...
ABC7 News | February 23, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
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.
Vallejo Times Herald | February 19, 2015 | Oil Spills
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. Prevention is the most important priority.," said...
San Francisco Chronicle | February 13, 2015 | Sea Level Rise
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 levels, mapping a meandering 400 miles of the bay...
KQED News | February 13, 2015 | Oil Spills
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 night. Deb Self, executive director of San Francisco...
ABC7 News | February 13, 2015 | Sea Level Rise
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.
Bay Nature | February 11, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
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 wildlife search-and-rescue efforts. This small...

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