Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: July 18, 2018
Recently, the water quality in the San Francisco Bay has been showing signs of improvement, partly thanks to decades of environmental cleanup efforts... Nonprofit environmental advocacy organization San Francisco Baykeeper, or SF Baykeeper, is in its 29th year of working to improve the bay’s...
BK In The News: July 15, 2018
The amazing thing about the 35 people who swam for miles in the San Francisco Bay on Sunday — besides that they swam for miles in the San Francisco Bay — is that they came out of the water soiled only by saltwater. Maybe some seaweed...  Baykeeper’s fifth annual Bay Parade is expected to raise $100...
Featured Stories: July 11, 2018
Baykeeper recently hosted two National Geographic researchers aboard the Baykeeper boat for two days of collecting samples of plastic pollution in San Francisco Bay. The data from the samples will be compiled for National Geographic’s multi-year Planet or Plastic? initiative. U.C. Santa Cruz ocean...
BK In The News: July 5, 2018
Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, resigned after facing months of allegations over legal and ethical violations... “If I had to hazard a guess, I’d say Trump’s administration is probably thrilled to have Wheeler,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh,...
Monthly Column: July 3, 2018
We were on the Baykeeper boat for a pollution patrol recently when I noticed something surprising. The stockpiles of toxic black coal that usually tower along the Richmond shoreline were the smallest I’d seen in my 15 years on patrol. I’d expected coal stockpiles to be even higher than in the past...
Featured Stories: July 3, 2018
Fireworks can cause significant pollution. They are often set off over water, because setting them off over land creates a risk of fire. (Some communities ban them over lakes used as drinking water sources because of pollution concerns.) After two Super Bowl fireworks shows over San Francisco Bay...
BK In The News: June 25, 2018
The whole Orcem slag grinding cement factory ordeal is getting extremely tiresome and needs to be voted down by the Vallejo City Council. The only problem is several members of the council want to drag this on in order to be “fair” to Orcem. Their words, not mine. ... San Francisco Baykeeper, Napa...
Blog Post: June 21, 2018
Two major water districts, in Southern California and Silicon Valley, recently voted to help pay for the proposed Delta Tunnels project—despite the fact that the project will harm San Francisco Bay and waterways across the state. If completed, the Delta Tunnels would divert huge quantities of...
Blog Post: June 19, 2018
Baykeeper is heading back to court to prevent coal pollution in San Francisco Bay. We're filing a court appeal in support of Oakland's ban on coal storage and handling. A US District court judge recently upheld a plan to export coal through a new terminal on the Oakland shoreline. Our appeal of...
E News: June 15, 2018
Monthly Update for June 2018 Fighting coal pollution in the Bay One step closer to ridding the Bay of toxic sediment Baykeeper unites with worldwide clean water activists Protecting wildlife and public access on Treasure Island East Bay plastics recycler agrees to stop polluting the Bay Eat...

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