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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Baykeeper Launches Clean Boatyard Initiative

Baykeeper is launching a new region-wide initiative to reduce pollution from Bay Area boatyards. Boatyards are both a vital part of the Bay’s maritime industry and a source of Bay pollution – paint...

New Debate on America's Cup Waterfront Plans

Last week, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission began the process of modifying an existing plan to protect open water basins along San Francisco's waterfront, in order to allow docking of...

Help Protect the Bay in Your Home this Rainy Season

For San Francisco Bay, the rainy season brings a surge of pollution from sewage. The primary cause is heavy rains that fill storm drains and infiltrate leaky sewer pipes, causing spills and overflows...

Join Baykeeper at California Academy NightLife on Nov. 10

Join Baykeeper on Thursday evening, November 10 at the California Academy of Sciences "Surf & Tides" NightLife event. The evening program will celebrate surfing and tidal forces and feature a...

Three New Laws to Protect Waterways and Wildlife

Three new State laws were passed this fall that will benefit California's waterways and wildlife, in wins for oil spill funding, sharks and toxic-free waters.AB 1112 (Jared Huffman-D, San Rafael) was...

Battle of the Bay SUP Race a Great Success!

On Saturday, October 29, more than 150 paddlers took to the water at McNear's Beach in San Rafael as part of the inaugural Battle of the Bay Stand Up Paddleboard Races. It was an exciting day on...

EPA Cost Estimate Threatens Pesticide Protections

Hard-won pesticide protections for creeks, rivers, fish and wildlife could be jeopardized by recent exaggerated cost estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency has...


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