Baykeeper Updates Related to Advocacy

Blog Post: July 12, 2019
When Nautilus Data Technologies proposed building a data farm on the Alameda shoreline, it at first didn't raise any red flags with the city. But the company didn’t choose the location for the scenic Bay views. The planned site for the data farm would allow the facility to pump 14 million gallons...
BK In The News: June 28, 2019
What started off under the radar ended up in the spotlight. On June 17, the City Council unanimously rejected a lease at Alameda Point for a digital data storage facility that would have been part of “the cloud.” ... The proposal met with strong opposition from San Francisco Baykeeper, the Sierra...
BK In The News: June 18, 2019
A waterfront server farm cooled by the bay would be environmentally less impactful than one cooled via air conditioning. Or would it? ... Jon Rosenfield, a senior scientist for San Francisco Baykeeper, rejects Connaugton's notion that water would only be borrowed by the company. "They're not...
BK In The News: March 21, 2019
... “If resource agencies cannot rely on long-term funding, they cannot implement long-term monitoring programs, which means we cannot track long-term trends. And if we cannot track trends we won’t know if our ecosystems are changing — and that seems to be the intent of the federal bureaucracy...
BK In The News: February 13, 2019
If the California Department of Transportation fails to clean up the heaps of garbage on Bay Area roadways that often end up in San Francisco Bay, it will be hit with fines. . . As a result of a lawsuit by the nonprofit group Baykeeper, San Jose agreed to invest $100 million over the next decade to...
BK In The News: December 28, 2018
It was a sight as common at Oakland’s Lake Merritt as the ducks paddling on the water or the seagulls fighting over scraps: a bright green motorized Lime scooter was submerged just feet off the murky shore... San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental watchdog group, has recorded at least two...
Blog Post: October 15, 2018
San Francisco’s Embarcadero seawall—the manmade barrier between the city and San Francisco Bay—is crumbling. Baykeeper supports a bond measure on the ballot in San Francisco this November to repair it. Built in the 1850s, San Francisco’s 3-mile seawall can’t withstand another century of wind, rain...
BK In The News: October 4, 2018
It’s been a battle, but water quality in San Francisco Bay is finally showing improvement thanks to years of aggressive environmental interventions. One of the groups noticing the difference—and making it happen—is the San Francisco Baykeeper. Ian Wren, the Staff Scientist from the Baykeeper, spoke...
Blog Post: July 27, 2018
San Francisco Bay’s Suisun Marsh is one of the largest marshes on the West Coast, providing rich habitat for fish, birds, and other wildlife—including river otters like the one pictured here. Suisun Marsh also hosts over 100 wetlands that are privately owned by duck hunting clubs. San Francisco...
Blog Post: July 24, 2018
Last month, Baykeeper’s pollution hotline received a tip that two Lime scooters had been dumped in San Francisco Bay and left to decay. After several days of waiting in vain for the company to remove the scooters, the tipster pulled one from out of the Bay near San Francisco’s Embarcadero Street...

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