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Algae bloom that caused Lake Merritt fish kill is spotted along East Bay shoreline


Environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper received a tip on July 26 notifying them of streaks of tea-colored water at the Berkeley Marina, which they later confirmed by flying a drone over the...

Harmful algae bloom beginning to spread across Bay Area


KRON4's Sara Stinson reports.

Likely Algal Bloom Reported Along Central East Bay Shoreline

Alameda Post

San Francisco Baykeeper‘s field science team investigated reports to the organization’s pollution hotline and confirmed reddish brown (“tea colored”) waters in the Berkeley marina, and subsequently...

Fish-Killing Algae Bloom Is Back


Rosenfield, with SF Baykeeper, blames this and other recent harmful algal blooms on the region’s 37 wastewater plants that regularly discharge treated sewage into the bay. He said the regional water...

San Francisco Bay’s toxic algae bloom is suddenly back. How bad will it get?

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Baykeeper received a tip on its hotline Thursday of a possible algae bloom and sent out a drone Friday that captured footage of a red tide spreading between Albany and Emeryville, said...

Harmful red tide returns to SF Bay after wet winter

San Francisco Examiner

It's back. Recent reports indicate the red tide that overtook San Francisco Bay last summer and killed untold numbers of fish and marine life is once again actively spreading in parts of the bay...

Biologists warily eye East Bay algae bloom


It's an unsettling sight: a potentially harmful algae bloom has been identified on the East Bay shoreline. José Martínez reports.

Harmful algae bloom confirmed in San Francisco bay


Baykeeper scientists say that the algae bloom is likely fueled by elevated levels of nitrogen and phosphorus - substances released into the sea by the region's 37 wastewater treatment plants. "It'...

Red tide returns to San Francisco Bay, one year after large fish die-off

The Mercury News

A toxic red tide has returned to San Francisco Bay, raising fears of a reprise of last summer’s unusually large fish die-off. Experts report that harmful blooming algae was detected last weekend...

Hunter Pence's all-star efforts for a better Bay Area: The Healthy Planet Project and San Francisco Baykeeper

Blue Dot/North State Public Radio

  Host Dave Schlom visits with two-time World Series champion and four-time MLB All-Star Hunter Pence about the nonprofit organization he and his wife Alexis have founded: ...

"Cars just don't belong in our waters": Vehicle removals from Sacramento River raises concerns

CBS News Sacramento

The Sacramento River on Wednesday served as the site of a multi-agency operation involving dive teams pulling cars out of the water. According to authorities, there is no reason to believe anyone...

Public skeptical of Contra Costa County’s probe into Chevron’s 2021 spill

Richmond Confidential

Around 800 gallons of a diesel-water mixture spilled into the bay on Feb. 9, 2021. Chevron waited about an hour before notifying authorities of the leak, despite regulations that say notification...


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