Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
San Francisco Chronicle | May 22, 2014 | Bay Recreation
Bay Area beaches are cleaner this year, according to Heal the Bay's annual Beach Report Card. But some beaches along the Bay still get failing grades. Deb Self, Baykeeper Executive Director, explains that aging local sewer systems need repairs to keep sewage from polluting the water at Bay beaches.
San Francisco Examiner | May 14, 2014 | Bay-Safe Industry
A lawsuit filed today by the California Coastkeeper Alliance against the State Water Resources Control Board claims that the agency is not doing enough to protect the San Francisco Bay and other waterways across the state from industrial pollution. . .  “San Francisco Bay is plagued by pollutants such as copper, lead, zinc, arsenic and trash;...
San Francisco Magazine | April 3, 2014 | Wildlife & Habitat
Ironically, precisely at the moment that San Francisco ceased to be a working port and a food source for large numbers of residents, the people of the Bay Area learned to see the bay as something more than a highway for shipping, a waste of prime real estate, or a dumping ground.
San Jose Mercury News | March 20, 2014 | Urban Storm Water
SAN JOSE -- In a move that could cost San Jose thousands of dollars in fines and lead to punitive cleanup orders, state wildlife officials have filed an environmental complaint against the city, claiming it's violating pollution laws for failing to adequately clean up homeless encampments along Coyote Creek, one of Silicon Valley's most troubled...
KVTU | January 6, 2014 | Sick of Sewage
The City of Sausalito reported yet another sewage spill Thursday night, the second in two weeks, and it hasn't even rained.
Contra Costa Times | January 1, 2014 | Sea Level Rise
The highest tides of the year, known as king tides, are flowing back into the Bay Area this week. Thanks to Northern California's unseasonably dry and sunny weather, the higher than normal water levels are not expected to cause any serious flooding in low-lying areas. But they provide fresh opportunities to glimpse what the region's shorelines...
San Francisco Examiner | December 30, 2013 | Sea Level Rise
“King tides,” which are about a foot above the average high tides along the San Francisco coast, are hitting the state’s shorelines today through Thursday, and the California King Tides Initiative is encouraging more people to experience the occurrence by taking photos. “We think these super high tides are kind of an early indication of what we...
Contra Costa Times | November 30, 2013 | Fish and Marine Life
San Francisco Bay is becoming clearer. But what sounds like good environmental news has a significant downside: The clearer water is letting in more sunlight -- and that's causing a big increase in the amount of algae blooming in the bay.
NBC Bay Area News | November 12, 2013 | Toxic Pollutants
A fire that raged at SIMS Metal Management in Redwood City for nearly 17 hours is completely extinguished. Officials are concerned that the toxic plume of smoke shot into the air may have contaminated the area's water supply with dangerous chemicals. n addition, there is also concerns over the area's air quality.