Baykeeper Updates Related to Sea Level Rise

BK In The News: June 12, 2020
According to recent estimates, we can expect 48 inches of sea level rise on the San Francisco Bay by 2120. With that will come displacement of low-income residents, loss of vulnerable shoreline habitat, significant impacts on infrastructure...  Terra Verde host and Earth Island Journal Managing...
Blog Post: April 15, 2020
In a bizarre act of make believe, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is claiming that pond water isn’t water. EPA recently decided that the Redwood City salt ponds are land and therefore don't deserve Clean Water Act protection. The ponds used to be wetlands. If the surrounding levees...
Monthly Column: February 1, 2020
On January 10-12, high tides in San Francisco Bay washed up onto the shoreline of a large former pharmaceutical company in Richmond. A few hours later, the outgoing tide pulled contamination—including pesticides, toxic chemicals, and radioactive waste—off the industrial land and into the Bay. ...
BK In The News: December 16, 2019
Environmentalists sued a San Francisco Bay Area city Monday to stop the construction of a luxury apartment complex in an area comprised of sensitive wetlands susceptible to a rising sea... A consortium of environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society and the San Francisco...
Blog Post: May 17, 2019
The Bay’s tides are projected to rise 5 feet within the next generation. That means the wetlands and marshes resting right at the waterline are vulnerable. They will be among the first areas to suffer severe flooding due to sea level rise.    In these sensitive shoreline spots, native birds make...
Featured Stories: January 14, 2019
Sea levels are expected to rise in San Francisco Bay by at least three feet over the next 80 years.  Many people around the Bay Area, including those working for local governments responsible for shoreline adaptation, don’t know what that will mean.  ShoreView, a new way of viewing the Bay using...
Blog Post: December 3, 2018
The projections for sea level rise in the coming decades are dire. Around San Francisco Bay, rising tides threaten to flood toxic sites, damage infrastructure, and submerge important habitat areas. In 2015, Baykeeper launched an innovative project with funding from Google to digitally map the Bay’...
Blog Post: November 12, 2018
Numerous industrial facilities—including oil refineries, shipyards, and manufacturing plants—surround San Francisco Bay, as well as over 1,000 inactive sites contaminated with hazardous waste. Many of these sites already release pollution into the Bay. Sea level rise will amplify the...
Monthly Column: October 2, 2018
San Francisco Bay’s water level is expected to rise over the coming decades. Even using the moderate estimates of three feet over the next eighty years, the resulting damage could resemble the recent hurricane-caused havoc on the East Coast. Scientists estimate the cost in the Bay Area of a major...
Press Release: October 1, 2018
(San Francisco Bay, CA) – Sea levels are expected to rise in San Francisco Bay by at least three feet over the next 80 years.  Many people around the Bay Area, including those working for local governments responsible for shoreline adaptation, don’t know what that will mean.  ShoreView, a new way...

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