Latest Baykeeper News and Information

E News: July 23, 2021
Monthly Update for July 2021 The Delta Is Going Green—in a Bad Way Stopping Fireworks Pollution in the Bay Dear Water Board: Actions Speak Louder Than Words Help Save the Newark Wetlands Raise a Toast to Summer With Rosé for the Bay The Delta Is Going Green—in a Bad Way  ...
Blog Post: July 23, 2021
In the past year, nonprofits, corporations, and government agencies have gone to great lengths to make public statements and claim racial equity credentials. These efforts are laudable… and to be truly meaningful, they need to be followed up by action. Paramount to the racial reckoning is ensuring...
Blog Post: July 21, 2021
  Toxic algal blooms—which can make people sick and kill pets—are spreading fast in the Delta. Our patrol drone, Osprey, recently captured the footage above of the Stockton Marina (above), where plumes of sickly-green algae have fanned out along the waterfront. These poisonous microorganisms are...
BK In The News: July 15, 2021
On July 6, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife published an update on the status of federally and state-protected Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, which warns “it is possible that nearly all in-river juveniles will not survive this season.” This is because the cold water pool...
BK In The News: July 15, 2021
With no fanfare and few people realizing, an infamous chapter in Bay Area environmental history has closed. Or rather, sailed away. The Cape Mohican, an 873-foot-long military cargo ship that was involved in one of the biggest oil spills in San Francisco Bay in the past half century, was towed from...
BK In The News: July 15, 2021
A metal plating company allowed excessive amounts of chromium, nickel, and other pollutants to pollute nearby waters through stormwater runoff, an environmental group said in a citizen suit in the Northern District of California. San Francisco Baykeeper alleged Global Plating Inc. discharged...
BK In The News: July 11, 2021
In California, it’s not unusual for wildlife officials to truck salmon between their native river habitat and the Pacific Ocean. That’s especially true during droughts, when the Sacramento River runs too low and too warm for the young fish to survive. But a long-stalled plan to save Sacramento...
Blog Post: July 7, 2021
In this documentary, actor Adrian Grenier and National Geographic Explorer Shannon Switzer Swanson explore the growing problem of water scarcity in the US—including right here in the Bay Area. In this segment, Baykeeper scientist Dr. Jon Rosenfield explains how depleted freshwater flows are...
Blog Post: July 6, 2021
"If we can’t imagine a better future, we can't create a better future." That's what my friend Khafre Jay, the executive director of Hip Hop for Change, likes to say. When we first met back in 2015, I was inspired by how his organization engaged local youth through music with messages of social...
Featured Stories: June 29, 2021
Fireworks can cause significant pollution. They are often set off over water, because setting them off over land creates a risk of fire. (Some communities ban them over lakes used as drinking water sources because of pollution concerns.) After two Super Bowl fireworks shows over San Francisco Bay...

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