Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
KTVU 2 News | February 24, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
With deconstruction of the old Bay Bridge well underway, Caltrans says the tricky part may be removing the foundations that lie beneath the Bay. The agency Friday said it wants to use as many as 600 small explosions to demolish Pier E3. . . Environmental groups are skeptical. Baykeeper Staff Scientist Ian Wren said, "It could possibly creating a...
ABC7 News | February 23, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
Caltrans is looking for permission to implode one caisson on the eastern span of the old Bay Bridge. . . "Concerns arise regarding impacts to wildlife. How are the toxic chemicals and concrete within the structure going to be managed?" Ian Wren, staff scientist with Baykeeper said.
Vallejo Times Herald | February 19, 2015 | Oil Spills
Finally solving a mystery that increased the risk of oil spills in San Francisco Bay for the past five months, Caltrans has fixed a broken radar beacon on the Bay Bridge that alerts oil tankers and other large ships to the midpoint between bridge towers. . . "A major oil spill would be devastating. Prevention is the most important priority.," said...
San Francisco Chronicle | February 13, 2015 | Sea Level Rise
For the past few months, the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper has been remotely piloting the craft — a catamaran topped with a loaner Google Street View camera. In a teaming of tech and environmental advocacy, Baykeeper is using the camera’s 360-degree imagery to capture the shoreline’s rising sea levels, mapping a meandering 400 miles of the bay...
KQED News | February 13, 2015 | Oil Spills
Lab tests conducted by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response have concluded that Coast Guard vessels in the Oakland Estuary were not the cause of what officials are calling a “mystery sheen” of diesel fuel that appeared near Alameda Marina late Tuesday night. Deb Self, executive director of San Francisco...
ABC7 News | February 13, 2015 | Sea Level Rise
Nonprofit group Baykeeper is working with Google to create a "Street View" map of the San Francisco Bay shoreline, using a little remote-controlled catamaran fitted with cameras. Very soon, you'll be able to use it to get a whole new perspective on the Bay.
Bay Nature | February 11, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
When several hundred surf scoters and other diving ducks wintering on San Francisco Bay were recently found to be coated with an unknown sticky substance (referred to as “mystery goo” by stumped investigators), San Francisco Baykeeper was one of the first organizations on the scene, helping with wildlife search-and-rescue efforts. This small...
CBS TV Bay Area | January 31, 2015 | Oil Spills
It has been more than two years since an empty oil tanker collided with a tower of the Bay Bridge in heavy fog. Coast Guard investigators blamed the accident in part on a broken broken radar beacon on the bridge. That piece of safety equipment was found to be broken again during a monthly inspection.
San Jose Mercury News | January 30, 2015 | Oil Spills
Two years after a 752-foot-long oil tanker collided in heavy fog with the Bay Bridge -- an accident Coast Guard investigators blamed in part on a broken radar beacon on the bridge -- one of the bridge's three beacons is broken again. The beacon, which alerts sailors to the midpoint between bridge towers, has failed to work properly since Dec. 17.
Washington Post | January 22, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
California officials are baffled by a sticky mystery — more than 200 birds have been found dead and more rescued after they became covered in an unknown gray goo-like substance. . . . For now, wildlife volunteers are working to find and save as many birds as they can, said Deb Self, the executive director of Baykeeper, a conservation group.