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Rising Waters Bring New Toxics Threat to Hunters Point

Knee Deep Times

“Caution. No trespassing,” reads a sign lashed to the chain link fence separating Parcel E-2 of San Francisco’s Hunters Point Naval Shipyard from the surrounding residential neighborhood. At that...

Are California water pumps putting endangered fish species at risk of extinction? Experts say so.

CBS News

SACRAMENTO -- Are state and federal water pumps killing critically endangered fish species? Environmental activists say it is a well-documented problem in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta...

Newsom’s Delta pitch: It’s for the climate


SELLING WATER: Gov. Gavin Newsom has a new sales pitch for a tunnel to move more water south from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta that past governors have tried and failed to build for five...

As fish deaths increase at pumps, critics urge California agencies to improve protections

Los Angeles Times

Powerful pumps that supply much of California’s population with water have killed several thousand threatened and endangered fish this year, prompting a coalition of environmental groups to demand...

California water agencies broke own rules, possibly killing thousands of endangered fish

Sacramento Bee

“Pumping plants in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta severely harmed or killed almost double the legal amount of Chinook salmon and Steelhead trout in recent months, dealing yet another blow to...

San Francisco nonprofit asks federal judge to expedite proposed listing of endangered local fish

Courthouse News

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — Baykeeper, an Oakland-based nonprofit that defends the health of the San Francisco Bay, on Thursday asked a federal judge for a favorable ruling in a fight with the U.S. Fish and...

Groups ask State Water Board for more time to file protests on Delta Conveyance Project petition for change in point of diversio

Maven's Notebook

On February 22, 2024, the State Water Resources Control Board received a Petition for Change from the Department of Water Resources to add two new points of diversion and rediversion to the water...

Raw Sewage in the Bay & Climate Coverage Stats


From "A Rude Awakening": On today’s show, I speak to San Francisco Baykeepers executive director Sejal Choksi Chugh about the raw sewage the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the City of...

Baltimore bridge disaster: Could it happen here?

East Bay Times

The dramatic footage of a huge cargo ship colliding with a bridge near Baltimore and causing it to collapse like a scene from a Hollywood disaster movie riveted people around the world Tuesday. In...

Court upholds California rules to protect fish, but Newsom wants a lenient Delta approach

Sacramento Bee

A Sacramento judge upheld a decision by California’s water regulator to cut back agricultural and municipal water use from the San Joaquin River. The decision could lend support for future...

Harmful algae detected in Oakland's Lake Merritt could be 'an ominous sign for the Bay'

SF Gate

Earlier this month, signs posted around Oakland’s Lake Merritt made some joggers stop in their tracks. “Avoid water contact,” they cautioned in bold letters. “Harmful algae may be present.” The...

Court upholds state plan to require more water in California rivers

Los Angeles Times

A court has upheld a key decision by California’s water board calling for reductions in water diversions from the San Joaquin River and its tributaries to help revive struggling fish populations....


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