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BK In The News: April 21, 2020
The San Francisco Bay’s rich ecosystem is collapsing—and the region’s liberal leaders bear part of the blame... “The fisheries for Chinook salmon, starry flounder, and other species are collapsing,” said Jon Rosenfield, a senior scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper, a water quality organization....
Blog Post: April 20, 2020
As we approach a very unusual Earth Day, I’m reminded more than ever how lucky we are to live in the Bay Area with all of our wonderful outdoor spaces. We can’t fully enjoy them right now, for the good of our community. But here at Baykeeper, we’re seeing that the threats to the Bay haven't...
E News: April 17, 2020
Monthly Update for April 2020 Using fish ears to fight polluters Another federal gift to the fossil fuel industry It’s still not too late for the Petaluma River Baykeeper on patrol Join our Healthy Bay Challenge! It’s a #beautifulSFBay For Earth Day: Drink rosé and protect SF Bay...
Blog Post: April 17, 2020
A new plan by the US Army Corps of Engineers to dredge deeper shipping channels in San Francisco Bay could hurt the Bay—and the health of the people who live here, too.  The plan would connect Bay Area refineries to the Golden Gate with tanker-worthy corridors. At first glance, it may seem like...
BK In The News: April 17, 2020
April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. And if ever there were a time to treat the planet with care and respect, it’s now. Doing so with a drink in hand? Even better... Anchor Brewing Baykeeper IPA: Baykeeper IPA is a collaboration between Anchor Brewing and San Francisco Baykeeper...
BK In The News: April 16, 2020
Drive east along Interstate 80, past the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo, and you can see that the Bay Area remains very much embedded in the fossil fuel economy. And if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has its way, we may well be doubling down on that relationship... Additionally, according to...
Blog Post: April 16, 2020
Selenium poisoning is shocking local scientists… again. Newly published studies found deformities in 80 percent of young Sacramento splittail minnow, a threatened fish found in the Sacramento River. The scientists attribute these spinal malformations to selenium pollution.  Selenium first gained...
Monthly Column: April 15, 2020
Did you know this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day?   My staff would normally be tabling at festivals around the Bay Area, organizing volunteers at shoreline trash cleanups, and hosting happy hours at local restaurants to toast the Bay we love. Yet here we are instead,...
BK In The News: April 13, 2020
Face masks and plastic gloves have become must-have items when people go out in public during the coronavirus pandemic, but after being used, some of that personal protective equipment is being dumped on the streets... “They do not degrade,” Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of the nonprofit...
Blog Post: April 11, 2020
Updated: On March 17, 2020, Baykeeper further challenged the Regional Board's flawed plan before the oversight agency, urging the State Water Board to reject the plan as inadequate. Baykeeper's scientists maintain that the Petaluma River is currently so contaminated with bacteria that people will...

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