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The latest on Baykeeper's activities to defend San Francisco Bay, its tributaries across the Bay Area, and the communities that rely on a healthy environment.

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Tipster Reports Sludge Threatening the Bay

In Oakland’s Montclair area, a Baykeeper Pollution Hotline tipster spotted thick, muddy sludge running off a hillside construction site. She reported to us that the sludge was running into a storm...

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East Bay Express Feature: Beat Cops of the Bay

East Bay Express Feature: Beat Cops of the Bay  

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Fish out of water: Debunking myths in the Bay-Delta water debate

California’s water wars are often framed as fish versus Big Ag. But a new study reveals just how much fish are losing out. Lobbyists for industrial agriculture and big cities, including some in...

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A Green New Deal for a Blue SF Bay

Our children’s San Francisco Bay could be vastly different from what we know today. Rising water levels in the Bay are likely to inundate toxic hotspots, industrial facilities, and sewage...

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New report: Delta water supply impacted by human use protections and capacity significantly more than endangered fishes

89% of Delta water flow into Bay was to combat salinity or due to water flows exceeding export capacity. Less than 1.5% related to Delta smelt. SACRAMENTO, CA—New findings published in the journal...

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Trump EPA Makes it Easier to Destroy Bay Wetlands

It just got a lot easier for the Cargill corporation to pave over San Francisco Bay wetlands to build offices, condos, and strip malls. At Cargill’s request, Trump’s EPA recently issued a decision...

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Meet Baykeeper Senior Scientist Jon Rosenfield

Science is at the heart of Baykeeper’s work.  Our pollution investigations and water quality monitoring, analysis of proposed environmental laws, and even lawsuits to stop polluters all rely on...

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A Billion-dollar Oil Spill May be on its Way to SF Bay

In 2010, a pipeline burst and spilled heavy crude oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. Response agencies tried to clean up the oil but gave up after five years and over a billion dollars spent....

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Baykeeper on Patrol: March 2019 Update

The Baykeeper field team is out on the Bay, rain or shine. Earlier in the month, we patrolled the San Francisco waterfront and several shoreline facilities. The team discovered suspicious-looking...

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Baykeeper on Patrol: February 2019 Update

Baykeeper regularly partners with LightHawk Conservation Flying to conduct aerial patrols. From aboard a small plane, we can monitor and document the Bay from above, complementing our patrols from...

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Poor Dredging Practices Harm Bay Wetlands and Kill Fish

Dredgers in San Francisco Bay are using outdated dredging methods to keep shipping channels open. As a result, they are harming wetlands and killing endangered fish. The Army Corps of...

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The Battle to Stop Coal Pollution in the Bay

In 2011, Baykeeper staff members were conducting a regular patrol on the Bay and came across a highly toxic polluting activity. A shipping terminal on the Richmond shoreline had put large piles of...

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