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Oddball Creatures of San Francisco Bay

One fish has lights on its stomach and wakes up houseboaters. Another gets a crab to give it dinner and a worm to build its house. They’re among the more than 35 species of native fish that depend on...

Tightening Controls on Algae- and Weed-Killing Chemicals

Chemicals that kill algae and other water weeds shouldn’t be put into California waters unless there is a clear need, Baykeeper recently told regulators.Baykeeper made our recommendation as part of...

Baykeeper Suit Targets Pollution from Richmond Shipping Terminal

San Francisco Baykeeper recently filed suit in federal district court to compel cleanup at one of the Bay’s worst industrial polluters, a shipping terminal in Richmond. We took this action because...

Berkeley Forge & Tool Agrees to Reduce Pollution of the Bay

Last week, Berkeley Forge & Tool, Inc. agreed to reduce its rainy-season pollution of San Francisco Bay. The agreement came after Baykeeper notified Berkeley Forge that its storm water runoff...

View the Latest Sea Level Rise Projections for California

How fast and how far will climate change raise the water level in San Francisco Bay? Baykeeper’s new interactive graph provides answers based on the latest projections from the National Academy of...

Strengthening the America’s Cup Legacy for a Healthier Bay

The 34th America’s Cup races give us thrilling views of the world’s fastest sailboats—and a great opportunity to put into practice our commitment to a healthy, thriving San Francisco Bay.One legacy...

The Bay Needs to Be Part of Plan to Save Ocean Beach

San Francisco’s Ocean Beach is eroding at an increasing rate, threatening a major sewer line and the Great Highway. One proven cause is sand mining and dredging in San Francisco Bay. There’s a...

Better Pollution Controls Needed at Proposed Pittsburg Oil Terminal

A proposed oil storage and shipping facility could pollute San Francisco Bay in multiple ways, Baykeeper recently told Pittsburg city officials. We urged that better plans for pollution controls be...

San Jose Landfill/Recycler to Clean Up Toxic Bay Pollution

Zanker Road Resource Management, a San Jose landfill and recycling facility, has agreed to clean up its rainy-season runoff pollution of San Francisco Bay and wetlands that include the Don Edwards...

Baykeeper Seeks Volunteer Pollution Investigators

Are you interested in getting out in the field for a healthy Bay? Baykeeper seeks Volunteer Pollution Investigators to help us find out which industrial facilities are polluting San Francisco Bay.We...

Local Cities Taking Steps to Reduce Storm Water Pollution

Bay Area cities are taking steps toward keeping trash, toxic chemicals and pesticides from washing into San Francisco Bay during the rainy season. However, Baykeeper is concerned that cities are not...

Removing Toxic Debris from Point Molate

With help from volunteers, Baykeeper will soon begin a new project to remove up to 125 tons of toxic debris polluting the San Francisco Bay shoreline and waters around Point Molate in Richmond....


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