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Sharks of San Francisco Bay

Great White sharks swim along the Pacific Coast September through December. That’s why Bay Area surfers often call this season "Sharktober"— an especially fitting time around Halloween for retelling...

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Baykeeper on Patrol: October 2019 Update

Baykeeper Senior Scientist Jon Rosenfield was recently joined by our partners from the Rose Foundation for Communities & the Environment for a Bay patrol on the Baykeeper boat. They got to see...

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Got a sinking feeling? Cheer up, our new law protects the Bay from non-floating oils

San Francisco Bay is a major oil transportation corridor. As refineries ramp up production of heavy crude, the risk of a disastrous sinking oil spill is increasing. In a victory to offset that...

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Baykeeper's Sejal Choksi-Chugh Honored as Local Hero

Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh recently won Bay Nature Magazine's 2020 Local Hero Award for conservation action. The Local Hero awards are given annually. They honor remarkable...

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All Bark and No Bite: Governor Caves to Trump

Baykeeper is deeply disappointed that Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed SB1, which would have defended California’s waters and wildlife from the Trump administration’s radical anti-environmental agenda...

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Baykeeper on Patrol: September 2019 Update

Earlier this month, Baykeeper's newest team member, Field Investigator Cole Burchiel (pictured below, left) and Senior Scientist Jon Rosenfield (right), joined a pollution patrol on the Baykeeper...

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A Pond that Protects San Francisco Bay

Can heavy industry coexist with a healthy San Francisco Bay? Yes, but only if companies use exceptional pollution controls. When Baykeeper first investigated U.S. Pipe and Foundry, a steel pipe...

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More Plastic than Fish?

By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world's waters… unless we act now to change how people use and dispose of plastic products. San Francisco Bay is already suffering from an...

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Baykeeper on Patrol: August 2019 Update

While patrolling the Bay on the Baykeeper boat over the last few years, we've noticed that a construction facility in Richmond has been slowly growing its operation and creeping into the Bay. More...

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Oil and Coal Polluters in Cahoots

In a surprising move, the oil industry recently muscled its way into the battle over toxic coal exports around San Francisco Bay. Richmond city leaders have been considering an ordinance that...

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If at First They Don’t Succeed, We Make Them Try, Try Again

Baykeeper requires polluters to stop contaminating San Francisco Bay… but what happens when they don’t? We make them keep trying. The companies install additional pollution controls, and they...

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Baykeeper on Patrol: July 2019 Update

While patrolling the Bay on the Baykeeper boat over the last few years, we've noticed that a construction facility in Richmond has been slowly growing its operation and creeping into the Bay. More...

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