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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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Baykeeper Victory Will Boost Clean Boatyard Education

A local nonprofit boat-building organization will receive a grant to create a new education program on non-polluting boat maintenance and repair, thanks to a recent Baykeeper legal victory. As...

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Richmond Tug Oil Spill Update

Baykeeper received a briefing from the Coast Guard on the current status of the oil spill caused by a sunken tug boat in Richmond's Inner Harbor last month. We're pleased to report that oil is no...

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Improving Plans for Sand Mining in the Bay

Sand miners should not be allowed to increase the amount of sand they remove from San Francisco Bay and the Delta, Baykeeper warned state regulators this month. This is based on recent research...

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River Otters in San Rafael

A pair of river otters popped up December 17 on a dock behind the 101 Surf Sports shop in San Rafael. Our friends at the shop took this photo. River otters often go into salt water and have been seen...

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America's Cup Required to Fully Manage Storm Water from Redevelopment

Based largely on Baykeeper's advocacy, the Regional Water Quality Control Board today submitted a letter to the Port of San Francisco and the America's Cup Event Authority, indicating that storm...

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Two Oil Spills in Two Days - Further Update

On Sunday, December 11, a WWII-era tugboat with as much as 52,000 gallons of fuel oil on board sank into Richmond's Inner Harbor. Oil was soon observed leaking into surrounding waters. The day...

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Help Document King Tides in the Bay

Please join us for the 2nd Annual California King Tides Photo Initiative this winter. To participate, grab your camera and take photos around the Bay and local coast during flooding from extreme high...

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KQED Airs Series on Sea Level Rise in the Bay

Last night KQED aired the first in a two-part series on the prospects of sea level rise in the Bay. The series is entitled RISE and includes interviews from scientists, policy makers and citizens...

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America's Cup Races Could Still Harm Bay

Plans for the upcoming America’s Cup boat races have improved, but the jury’s still out on whether San Francisco’s shoreline and Bay ecosystem will receive all the protections they need. After the...

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Long-Awaited America's Cup Final Environmental Review Released

San Francisco  –  The Environmental Council – a coalition of more than thirty Bay Area organizations – is now reviewing the final America’s Cup Final Environmental Impact Report, released...

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Minimizing Chemical Pollution from Sewage Plants

Antibiotics, contraceptives and chemicals from personal care products should be removed before local sewage plants are allowed to discharge wastewater into San Francisco Bay. That’s the message...

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BAE Ship Yard Agrees to Major Cleanup

BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair, Inc., a ship yard servicing large vessels that include cruise liners and oil tankers, has agreed to curb its pollution of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper filed...

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