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Silicon Valley Cities Must Face SF Bay Sewage Pollution Suit


Two Silicon Valley cities must face claims they polluted local waterways with raw sewage from stormwater systems, despite their argument that a new discharge permit provided safe haven from a...

State Water Board adopts initial biological goals for the Lower San Joaquin River

Maven's Notebook

At the September 6 State Water Resources Control Board meeting, Board members took another step forward in the long-running effort to update the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan (or Bay-Delta...

Environmental Concerns in West Oakland


On today’s show we focus on the local environmental impact of West Oakland’s Schnitzer Steel Factory, which has poured chemicals into the areas airways for many years. ... Then we continue the...

Fighting future ‘red tides’ in San Francisco Bay

The Mercury News

The largest sources of nutrient pollution and algae blooms in the San Francisco Bay — 37 different sewage treatment plants — are cleaning up their act. Faced with two blooms called “red tides,”...

Fish-killing toxic algae bloom has left San Francisco Bay for now

San Francisco Chronicle

A toxic algae bloom that killed fish in San Francisco Bay for the second year in a row has dissipated, scientists say. The overall impact was much smaller than last year’s red tide, but experts...

Bay Area Red Tide Crisis Ends, Watchdog Group Declares Algae Bloom Over


The red tide that gave East Bay waters a light brown sheen earlier this month is likely over, declared the environmental watchdog group San Francisco Baykeeper Monday. “I would say this bloom is...

Schnitzer Steel has history of fires renewing environmental concerns

KTVU Fox News

A recycling scrapyard at the Port of Oakland where a massive fire broke out Wednesday has been the site of several fires in recent years, resulting in environmental violations, fines and renewed...

Red Tide Returns to the Bay


UpFront talks to Baykeeper managing attorney Eric Buescher and community scientist Damon Tighe about the algae bloom in the Bay.

Another Algae Bloom Is Taking Over San Francisco Bay

KQED Forum

A perfect recipe of summer weather, climate-warmed waters and excess nutrient pollution has brought the red tide back to the San Francisco Bay shoreline. The same algae bloom that caused a massive...

Dead fish wash ashore as toxic red tide hits the San Francisco Bay Area

Los Angeles Times

At least 21 marine animals have washed ashore dead throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in the last week — potential victims of the return of the same toxic red tide that killed thousands of fish in...

Sightings of dead fish around San Francisco Bay raise fears of repeat algae bloom disaster

San Francisco Chronicle

At least 16 dead fish, including five long-lived sturgeon found decaying on the shore of a Richmond beach, have been reported around San Francisco Bay after a new red tide was observed last...

As Algal Bloom Returns to the Bay, Is Swimming Safe for Humans (and Pets)?


The red tide that killed an immeasurable number of fish in San Francisco Bay last year has again emerged, covering parts of the bay in a light brown sheen. The state agency in charge of regulating...


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