Baykeeper In The News
Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
San Jose Mercury News | March 20, 2014 | Urban Storm Water
SAN JOSE -- In a move that could cost San Jose thousands of dollars in fines and lead to punitive cleanup orders, state wildlife officials have filed an environmental complaint against the city, claiming it's violating pollution laws for failing to adequately clean up homeless encampments along Coyote Creek, one of Silicon Valley's most troubled...
KVTU | January 6, 2014 | Sick of Sewage
The City of Sausalito reported yet another sewage spill Thursday night, the second in two weeks, and it hasn't even rained.
Contra Costa Times | January 1, 2014 | Sea Level Rise
The highest tides of the year, known as king tides, are flowing back into the Bay Area this week. Thanks to Northern California's unseasonably dry and sunny weather, the higher than normal water levels are not expected to cause any serious flooding in low-lying areas. But they provide fresh opportunities to glimpse what the region's shorelines...
San Francisco Examiner | December 30, 2013 | Sea Level Rise
“King tides,” which are about a foot above the average high tides along the San Francisco coast, are hitting the state’s shorelines today through Thursday, and the California King Tides Initiative is encouraging more people to experience the occurrence by taking photos. “We think these super high tides are kind of an early indication of what we...
KPFA Radio | December 16, 2013 | Toxic Pollutants
Contra Costa Times | November 30, 2013 | Fish and Marine Life
San Francisco Bay is becoming clearer. But what sounds like good environmental news has a significant downside: The clearer water is letting in more sunlight -- and that's causing a big increase in the amount of algae blooming in the bay.
NBC Bay Area News | November 12, 2013 | Toxic Pollutants
A fire that raged at SIMS Metal Management in Redwood City for nearly 17 hours is completely extinguished. Officials are concerned that the toxic plume of smoke shot into the air may have contaminated the area's water supply with dangerous chemicals. n addition, there is also concerns over the area's air quality.
KPIX 5 | November 11, 2013 | Toxic Pollutants
REDWOOD CITY (KCBS) — A Redwood City metal recycling facility that caught fire on Sunday received a public nuisance violation for a similar incident, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Lisa Fasano of the district said Sims Metal Management was issued the violation in April 2007 for a small fire that took place at the...
CBS/AP | November 5, 2013 | Advocacy
Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land . . Deb Self, executive director of the environmental group Baykeeper, said that whether the barge-mounted structure is a store or a data center powered by wave action, there...
Estuary News | November 1, 2013 | Toxic Pollutants
While it’s hard to believe today, the San Francisco Estuary was one big dumping ground for cities and industry just decades ago. . . Says Deb Self, who directs San Francisco Baykeeper, “What the Bay needs are regulations and permits with teeth, adequate monitoring to assess compliance, and aggressive enforcement of permit limits.”