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Supreme Court ruling decreases wetland protection

San Francisco Examiner

A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday diminished the federal government’s ability to regulate wetlands, which California environmental advocates say erodes established clean water protections.

EPA will regulate wetlands differently—what it means for the Bay


Environmentalists are upset over a US Supreme Court ruling that changes the way the EPA can regulate wetlands. Cathy Whitman repots on what it means for the Bay Area.

Supreme Court Sharply Limits Federal Government's Ability to Police Pollution Into Certain Wetlands


The Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Water Act only applies to wetlands with aboveground flow to main-stem rivers and other big bodies of water. California passed stronger environmental rules in...

Supreme Court limits EPA authority to protect wetlands

San Jose Mercury News

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Thursday sharply limited the federal government’s authority to police water pollution into certain wetlands, the second decision in as many years in which a...

S.F. Bay is no longer an environmental disaster. Here's what drove incredible transformation

San Francisco Chronicle

Full of cold, fresh rainwater and snowmelt from the Sierra, the San Francisco Bay is in a strikingly different place than it was last summer. Water gushing out of the delta is flushing out...

Leopard shark spotted in Lake Merritt

KTVU Fox News

A leopard shark was spotted in Lake Merritt Monday evening, a viewer-submitted photo shows. Although rare, it is not uncommon for leopard sharks and other marine life to make their way from the...

Winter storms test East Bay’s leaky sewage lines


“Even if EBMUD and the satellites continue to stick with their [pipe testing and repair] plan, they will still not be able to handle the more extreme weather events in our future. We will continue to...

Kayaker caught a Skates-on-the-Bay sewage leak into bay waters


A kayaker paddling along the Berkeley Marina noticed something concerning recently, and rather gross. Raw sewage appeared to be dripping into the San Francisco Bay from under Skates on the Bay...

‘Big Melt’ flood concerns persist across California

San Jose Mercury

Even as the spring heat wave that’s thawed California’s record Sierra Nevada snowpack comes to a close, communities across the Central Valley and the state’s northeastern mountains are continuing to...

Report on Bay Oil Pollution

KQED Newsroom

A recent report from the Environmental Integrity Project found that 81 refineries in the U.S. discharged concerning amounts of pollutants into our waterways, including some right here in the Bay...

A Rude Awakening with Sejal Choksi-Chugh


A conversation with Michael Furniss and Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director and SF Baykeeper 

Climate Fix: How California Can Help Salmon Survive Severe Weather...And Other Existential Threats

KQED Forum

Salmon need cold water to hatch and grow strong enough to embark on migrations that stretch hundreds of miles from their places of birth. In California, dams constructed along various rivers have...


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