Oakland Leaders Approve Ordinance Curbing Use Of Plastic StrawsThe Oakland City Council has voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will prohibit the use of single-use plastic straws in the city's restaurants, bars and cafes unless customers ask for them.
Measure AA Bay Shoreline Restoration, 20-Year Parcel Tax PassesEnvironmental groups are racing to come up with plans and permits for shoreline restoration projects now that Bay Area voters have passed a $500 million parcel tax in the form of measure AA.
Save The Bay Co-Founder Sylvia McLaughlin DiesSan Francisco Bay has lost one of its staunchest defenders with the death Tuesday of Sylvia McLaughlin, co-founder of the non-profit Save The Bay Foundation.
Jefferson Award Winner Sparked Bay Preservation Efforts To guard the bay against sprawl and pollution, McLaughlin co-founded Save the Bay in 1961 with two friends, Catherine Kay Kerr and Esther Gulick. Today, McLaughlin is the last survivor of the pioneering trio.
1000s Of Bay Area Volunteers Come Out On California Coastal Cleanup DayThousands of Bay Area volunteers headed to local shorelines, beaches and inland waterways as part of the 28th annual California Coastal Cleanup on Saturday.
1 Million Gallons Of Trash Flow Into SF Bay Every YearThe equivalent of 100,000 kitchen trash bags full of garbage flows into the San Francisco Bay from storm drains every year, according to a study released Thursday.
Volunteers Pick Up Half-Ton Of Trash From Oakland ShoresDozens of volunteers pitched in Saturday morning to scrub Oakland's coastline of trash in honor of California Coastal Cleanup Day, according to event organizers.
Kay Kerr, Co-Founder Of Save The Bay, Dies At 99Catherine "Kay" Kerr, co-founder of the first environmental organization dedicated solely to protecting San Francisco Bay, has died.