Close to Home: San Francisco Bay Teems with Microplastic Pollution

Close to Home: San Francisco Bay Teems with Microplastic Pollution
A new study by the San Francisco Estuary Institute shows that millions of pieces of plastic are entering the bay every day, contaminating wildlife and moving toxins up the food chain. At least 3.9 million pieces of plastic are coming into the bay daily from the waste water treatment plants. These tiny particles are coming… Read more »

Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Stop Fracking, Do It for the Drought.

Tell Governor Jerry Brown: Stop Fracking, Do It for the Drought.
This week, a NASA researcher published an op-ed with the title, “California has about one year of water left,” causing a viral drought frenzy on the internet. Individual drought-shaming is already a trend, and Governor Brown asked every Californian to conserve water when he declared a drought emergency last January. Our collective effort should be… Read more »

Dr. Sandra Steingraber Will Speak on Building Movement Against Fracking, 7/25/14

Dr. Sandra Steingraber Will Speak on Building Movement Against Fracking, 7/25/14
350 Bay Area and Californians Against Fracking invite you to come hear scientist, author and activist, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, author of Raising Elijah and Living Downstream, on the known and hidden dangers of fracking and how to build a movement to stop this extreme extraction and protect our communities, health and the climate. Sandra … Read more »

Do Your Part for Our Bay, Coastal Cleanup Day is 9/21/13

Do Your Part for Our Bay, Coastal Cleanup Day is 9/21/13
The annual Coastal Cleanup day is a worldwide event to protect our waterways and marine wildlife from pollution. Most of the litter in our waterways is lightweight plastic – caps, bottles and bags make up three of the top five most commonly found objects on past clean up days. Plastic bags and other lightweight plastic… Read more »

California Fracking Ban Bills Move Forward

California Fracking Ban Bills Move Forward
The Natural Resources Committee of the California Assembly voted yesterday to move forward three bills that would place restrictions on fracking. The yes votes came from the five Democrats sitting on the committee. Nancy Skinner (serving the East Bay in the 15th District), Mark Stone (serving Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties in the 29th District),… Read more »