Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: November 13, 2019
Saying Oakland’s air quality is at risk, lawyers for the city and environmental groups urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to stop a developer from storing coal... Oakland’s contract with Tagami “assigns the role of fact-finder to the city,” said Colin O’Brien, lawyer for the Sierra Club and San...
BK In The News: November 13, 2019
The export war between Western coal-producing states that want their coal to reach new markets and Pacific Coast states that don't want the pollution or climate consequences of shipping it ..."Coal is a toxic fossil fuel that harms wildlife and people, and burning coal continues to...
BK In The News: November 13, 2019
At a meeting Wednesday, a state water board added San Antonio Creek to its list of 'impaired' water bodies... In a letter to the water board, staff from San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental nonprofit, stated that the board’s proposal “broadly represents a status quo approach with little to no...
Blog Post: November 12, 2019
A development company has a shocking new plan to fill one of San Francisco Bay's few remaining wetland areas, right on the Bay shoreline in Newark. Wetlands and tidal marshes are becoming more valuable with each passing day. That's because the Bay Area is facing regionwide sea level rise. And...
Blog Post: November 11, 2019
In a draft review from July of this year, federal scientists found that the Trump administration's plans for federal dams and water diversions in California would make a bad situation worse. California's fish are already in trouble. Industrial farms and big cities suck up too much of the water from...
Blog Post: November 8, 2019
The Bay Area's only active coal export company operates in the city of Richmond, right on the Bay's shoreline. The Levin terminal moves a million tons of coal every year from uncovered trains onto ships that travel across San Francisco Bay. These coal shipments spread toxic dust throughout local...
Blog Post: November 5, 2019
San Francisco Bay is under threat from polluters every day. Fortunately, you can have a big impact defending the Bay on Giving Tuesday this year! Facebook has a simple fundraising tool that you can use to support Baykeeper’s critical work protecting the Bay from the biggest threats. Make sure to...
BK In The News: November 5, 2019
Eight-hundred pages into the text of a lengthy new report, federal biologists have quietly granted government water managers permission to nearly exterminate an endangered run of Sacramento River salmon... "This is an extinction plan," warns Jon Rosenfield, a scientist with the organization San...
Featured Stories: November 1, 2019
When you think of the holidays, Bay contamination probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But every year, celebratory meals worsen sewage pollution in San Francisco Bay. Holiday cooking tends to generate a lot of fatty waste, in the form of leftover cooking oils and greasy pans. When...
Monthly Column: November 1, 2019
Every year, 7 trillion tiny pieces of plastic—microplastics—flow into San Francisco Bay. Once these tiny pieces are in the water, they never go away. They just break into smaller and smaller pieces. Microplastics range from the size of a popcorn kernel to smaller than a grain of salt. Some plastic...

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