Northgate Environmental Management Inc

Northgate Environmental Management Inc Women-owned environmental science and engineering firm headquartered in Oakland, California. Our founders became engineers and scientists out of a deep and abiding commitment to serving as environmental stewards and preserving natural resources for future generations.
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This vision has guided our growth and informs our work. We believe that in addition to fostering innovation and smart environmental and engineering solutions, three things make us successful, desirable partners: - A clear focus on and responsiveness to our clients' needs - A dedication to the scientific method and ethical application of scientific and engineering principles - A commitment to our communities and the protection of people, prosperity, and the planet We believe that it's never too late to right a wrong, and that the restoration of the environment can be successfully achieved through a combination of science and will.

Mission: Northgate's mission is to solve problems in ways that actively improve the health and prosperity of our communities and fosters stewardship of the earth in our staff and our clients. We do this by: - Promoting sustainability through prevention of pollution, elimination of waste, efficient use of natural and financial resources, and environmental knowledge and awareness - Seeking ways to go beyond current environmental regulations to benefit our clients, the environment, our community, and our staff - Continually challenging our staff to develop new and more efficient practices to improve the environment - Fostering partnerships that enhance our local economy using environmental improvements that create cleaner, safer neighborhoods - Working locally to improve the social, economic, and environmental wellbeing of our communities

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A huge congratulations to Josh Kajiyama of Northgate for winning a charity poker event hosted by Innovative Construction...
09/18/2020
Congratulations to Josh Kajiyama - Northgate Environmental Management, Inc.

A huge congratulations to Josh Kajiyama of Northgate for winning a charity poker event hosted by Innovative Construction Solutions (ICS)! The charity event was held remotely on August 27, bringing people in the industry together, despite the difficulties of our current environment. Come read more about it!

A huge congratulations to Josh Kajiyama of Northgate for winning a charity poker event hosted by Innovative Construction Solutions (ICS)! The charity event was held remotely on August 27, bringing people in the industry together, despite the difficulties of our current environment. On behalf of Nort...

Congratulations, East Bay Regional Park District!
09/01/2020

Congratulations, East Bay Regional Park District!

The Park District has been awarded with two American Planning Association Awards! "Innovation in Green Community Planning" for the new Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline, and "Planning Pioneer Award of Excellence" for General Manager Robert Doyle. More Info: https://norcalapa.org/awards

Spare the Air Alert extended through Tuesday, September 1, for the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out http://www.airnow.g...
08/31/2020

Spare the Air Alert extended through Tuesday, September 1, for the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out http://www.airnow.gov

The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40 percent of its area in just tw...
08/12/2020
Canada's last fully intact Arctic ice shelf collapses

The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40 percent of its area in just two days at the end of July, researchers said on Thursday.

The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40 percent of its area in just two days at the end of July.

"The NEPA change is likely to have an outsized impact on low-income neighborhoods that are already disproportionately ex...
08/03/2020
Trump Weakens Major Conservation Law to Speed Construction Permits

"The NEPA change is likely to have an outsized impact on low-income neighborhoods that are already disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards“.

President Trump has used a regulatory reinterpretation to limit one of the country's bedrock environmental laws and speed permitting of infrastructure projects.

The Bay lost a bit more than 34,986 acres of submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV, erasing nearly a third of the plants ...
07/15/2020
Chesapeake’s grasses hard hit by heat, high flows in 2019

The Bay lost a bit more than 34,986 acres of submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV, erasing nearly a third of the plants from the shallow waters around the Bay.

Overwhelmed by record high flows and warm temperatures, the Chesapeake Bay’s vast underwater meadows last year suffered their largest drop since surveys began, with acreage plummeting at least 33% from

The UK-led team's aim is to study what they have called the "anthropause" - the global-scale, temporary slowdown in huma...
06/24/2020
Scientists examine the great 'human pause'

The UK-led team's aim is to study what they have called the "anthropause" - the global-scale, temporary slowdown in human activity, which is likely to have a profound impact on other species.

Tracking wildlife before, during and after lockdown will aim to analyse the slowdown in human activity.

Happy International Women in Engineering Day! By encouraging girls into engineering careers, not only does society incre...
06/23/2020

Happy International Women in Engineering Day! By encouraging girls into engineering careers, not only does society increase diversity and inclusion - a business imperative - but it enables an opportunity to fill the substantial future job opportunities that have been predicted in the engineering sector. Northgate celebrates today and actively supports bridging the race, ethnicity, and gender gap in the engineering community.

Northgate's very own senior-level engineer, Nicky Robinson, is featured in the below American Society of Civil Engineers' LinkedIn post highlighting female engineers in the San Diego area. Nicky's interests in math and science have led her to a 10 year career with Northgate, where her professional engineering and management experience has been focused in remediation design and construction site oversight; environmental assessments, investigations, and characterization; stormwater management; regulatory compliance; and technical data review. Congrats, Nicky!

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/asce-san-diego-ymf-009_meet-the-featured-women-for-iwed-activity-6681231267721302016-QEzw

How neat is this? The initiative that seeks to galvanise the creation of a full map of the ocean floor says one-fifth of...
06/22/2020
One-fifth of Earth's ocean floor is now mapped

How neat is this? The initiative that seeks to galvanise the creation of a full map of the ocean floor says one-fifth of this task has now been completed.

This leaves four-fifths - twice the area of Mars - still to be surveyed to a modern standard.

"The U.S. Senate passed legislation to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and to provide ad...
06/18/2020
Chesapeake Conservancy Applauds Senate Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act - Chesapeake Conservancy

"The U.S. Senate passed legislation to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and to provide additional funding for national parks, wildlife refuges, and other public lands over the next five years. Titled the “Great American Outdoors Act,” the bill would effectively double the amount of federal dollars allocated to land conservation each year and fund the program on a permanent basis"

Bipartisan Vote of 73-25 Another Step Forward for Full and...

"After three years of predicting above-average dead zones for the Chesapeake Bay, experts from the Chesapeake Bay Progra...
06/17/2020
Smaller-than-normal dead zone predicted for the Chesapeake in 2020 | Chesapeake Bay Program

"After three years of predicting above-average dead zones for the Chesapeake Bay, experts from the Chesapeake Bay Program, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, University of Michigan and U.S. Geological Survey estimate that in 2020, dead zone size will be nine percent lower than average when compared to the past 34 years."

Below-average spring rainfall brings less nitrogen pollution into the Bay

"Earth, humanity and nature are inextricably interconnected. To restore us all back to health, we need to "rewild" the w...
06/15/2020
Let's make the world wild again

"Earth, humanity and nature are inextricably interconnected. To restore us all back to health, we need to "rewild" the world, says environmental activist Kristine Tompkins. Tracing her life from Patagonia CEO to passionate conservationist, she shares how she has helped to establish national parks across millions of acres of land (and sea) in South America -- and discusses the critical role we all have to play to heal the planet. "We have a common destiny," she says. "We can flourish or we can suffer, but we're going to be doing it together."

Earth, humanity and nature are inextricably interconnected. To restore us all back to health, we need to "rewild" the world, says environmental activist Kristine Tompkins. Tracing her life from Patagonia CEO to passionate conservationist, she shares how she has helped to establish national parks acr...

"The U.S. Senate voted on Monday to end debate on the Great American Outdoors Act, a bipartisan bill to permanently fund...
06/10/2020
U.S. Senate one step closer to a major investment in America’s public lands

"The U.S. Senate voted on Monday to end debate on the Great American Outdoors Act, a bipartisan bill to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and provide $9.5 billion over five years to fix maintenance problems that are plaguing America’s public lands."

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate voted on Monday to end debate on the Great American Outdoors Act, a bipartisan bill to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annuall

"When they rounded up their hundreds of data points and analyzed them, they found evidence of something surprising and e...
06/09/2020
In the Chesapeake Bay, saving seagrasses can fight ocean acidification

"When they rounded up their hundreds of data points and analyzed them, they found evidence of something surprising and encouraging: Gently waving seagrasses in the bay are performing a magnificent chemical trick. As they photosynthesize in the beating sunshine, they produce tiny granules of a carbon-based mineral that acts like a miniature antacid tablet."

Surprisingly, minerals formed in restored seagrass beds can offset human-caused acidification miles away.

From London to Tokyo, climate change is causing cities to sink -- and our modern concrete infrastructure is making us ev...
06/03/2020
How to transform sinking cities into landscapes that fight floods

From London to Tokyo, climate change is causing cities to sink -- and our modern concrete infrastructure is making us even more vulnerable to severe flooding, says landscape architect and TED Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom. But what if we could design cities to help fight floods?

From London to Tokyo, climate change is causing cities to sink -- and our modern concrete infrastructure is making us even more vulnerable to severe flooding, says landscape architect and TED Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom. But what if we could design cities to help fight floods? In this inspiring talk...

Northgate is so proud of our global network of TechWomen! Amidst the global COVID-19 crisis, these women are applying th...
05/18/2020
TechWomen posted on LinkedIn

Northgate is so proud of our global network of TechWomen! Amidst the global COVID-19 crisis, these women are applying their ingenuity and problem-solving skills to innovate change and serve their communities.

As the COVID-19 crisis unfolded, TechWomen alumnae were already thinking ahead, applying their ingenuity to innovate for change. In our latest blog post...

Where does all that dredged material go? When you can shift the paradigm, and view dredged sediment as a resource, not a...
05/15/2020
Dredged material to rebuild two Chesapeake Bay islands

Where does all that dredged material go? When you can shift the paradigm, and view dredged sediment as a resource, not a waste, the possibilities are endless. #beneficialreuse

Over three decades, barges will unload the same amount of dredged material along the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay off Maryland’s Eastern Shore as it would take to fill the

Once upon a time, there was no EPA, no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act. No legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect o...
04/23/2020
EPA History: Earth Day | US EPA

Once upon a time, there was no EPA, no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act. No legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment.

A very brief history on how this important day came to be...Happy 50th Anniversary, Earth Day!

#everdayisearthday

Articles, Press Releases, and Remarks by EPA Administrators on various Earth Day events 1970 and later.

Happy Earth Day from Us to You!Here at Northgate, we definitely join in the movement that Everyday is Earth Day. What do...
04/22/2020
Earth Day Tips | Earth Day Network

Happy Earth Day from Us to You!

Here at Northgate, we definitely join in the movement that Everyday is Earth Day. What do you do in your daily life or what are you willing to CHANGE to give back to this great planet that we call home? What foods do you eat? What products do you buy? How do you travel? How do you vote?

Here are 46 tips to make a difference, every day of the year, per the earthday.org website:

Over 40 simple and easy tips to help you go green, protect the earth, save money and make every day Earth Day. You can make a difference!

"Even such a tiny silver lining can hardly make up for the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. But these preliminary n...
03/17/2020
New Evidence Shows How COVID-19 Has Affected Global Air Pollution

"Even such a tiny silver lining can hardly make up for the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. But these preliminary numbers demonstrate that this global health disaster is an opportunity to assess - which aspects of modern life are absolutely necessary, and what positive changes might be possible if we change our habits on a global scale."

The COVID-19 pandemic is getting more overwhelming by the day, with increasing lockdowns, a death toll of more than 7,000 people across the world, and a direct hit to the global economy.

In 2016, California's Department of Transportation settled on what seemed like a no-brainer way to reduce emissions and ...
02/26/2020
ELECTRIC VEHICLES: EV chargers at rest stops? Not so fast, say the feds

In 2016, California's Department of Transportation settled on what seemed like a no-brainer way to reduce emissions and make it easier to use electric vehicles. It would establish fast-charging stations at 30 highway rest stops and other sites it operates around the state.

That, it turns out, is harder to do than it seems.

Of the 30 charging stations it said it would complete by last year, it has built three.

It seemed straightforward for California to build electric vehicle charging stations at highway rest stops -- until a federal law made them a lot more expensive.

While previous studies had only assessed 500 glaciers, the new study looked at more than 19,000 glaciers using both sate...
02/25/2020
Melting glaciers could be causing 25 to 30% of sea level rise

While previous studies had only assessed 500 glaciers, the new study looked at more than 19,000 glaciers using both satellite data and field visits.

Glaciers in Alaska contributed the most to sea level rise, while glaciers in Patagonia and the rest of the Arctic were also major contributors.

A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico's coast dating back a couple ...
02/24/2020
Scientists Race to Document Puerto Rico’s Coastal Heritage

A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico's coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island's heritage that is still being discovered.

A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island’s heritage that is still being discovered. Scientists hope to use the 3D...

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it intends to adopt a rule holding that individuals and businesses wil...
02/21/2020
U.S. industries are no longer liable for accidental bird deaths. At what cost?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it intends to adopt a rule holding that individuals and businesses will no longer be prosecuted under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act for the “incidental take”—or accidental killing—of migratory birds. If implemented, after a period of public comment, the rule will codify a December 2017 legal opinion from the Department of the Interior, which oversees the Fish and Wildlife Service, that came to the same conclusion.

This narrow interpretation of the act represents a drastic shift from how the federal government has approached avian conservation during the past 50 years. It has many conservationists worried that without government oversight there’s little incentive for businesses to minimize bird deaths.

Changes to the implementation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act take away the threat of penalties, at a time when bird numbers are plummeting.

A herd of 500 goats helped save California’s Ronald Reagan library from a wildfire on a Wednesday, after the voracious a...
02/20/2020
This is how California is using goats to tackle deadly fires

A herd of 500 goats helped save California’s Ronald Reagan library from a wildfire on a Wednesday, after the voracious animals earlier this year ate flammable scrub surrounding the hilltop complex.

With names including Vincent Van Goat and Selena Goatmez, the mainly Boer goats like to eat noxious weeds and other invasive species that fuel wildfires.

The study noted that, according to conservative estimates, more than 23% of the planet's land surface now experiences so...
02/19/2020
Fireflies are facing extinction due to habitat loss, pesticides and artificial light

The study noted that, according to conservative estimates, more than 23% of the planet's land surface now experiences some degree of artificial brightness at night.

Around the world, fireflies light up the night with their shimmering bodies. But scientists say this magical display is under threat -- with the loss of their natural habitats, pesticide use and artificial light putting some of the 2,000 or so species at risk of extinction.

In the introduction to his new book, “Building Community: New Apartment Architecture”, published by Thames and Hudson, h...
02/18/2020
Living the high life

In the introduction to his new book, “Building Community: New Apartment Architecture”, published by Thames and Hudson, he speaks of an “urgent need to build many more apartments” to relieve housing shortages in our cities, to use land more economically and to avoid long commutes to suburbia – which he describes as a “wasteful delusion”.

Too many modern flats are samey and soulless. A new book celebrates the architects coming up with creative solutions for our overcrowded cities

We heard from many residents who were concerned about their trees. We had little to offer them. That’s because public an...
02/17/2020
Opinion | We don’t need to just plant trees. We also need to take care of them.

We heard from many residents who were concerned about their trees. We had little to offer them. That’s because public and private urban tree resources and programs are geared almost entirely to planting trees and almost not at all to maintaining trees. No state or county program that I could find provided any financial resources for maintaining tree health. Private residents and small, under-resourced cities such as ours were on their own.

Old trees with their massive limbs speak to us in unpredictable ways.

That’s right, you don’t need to be on a boat to see whales. There are plenty of places on the coast where you can watch ...
02/15/2020
Where to Go Whale Watching on the San Mateo Coast - Bay Area

That’s right, you don’t need to be on a boat to see whales. There are plenty of places on the coast where you can watch for whales from shore. And it’s not just gray whales, but minke, humpback and blue whales are all visible from the coast.

It's that time of year again. Here are two of our favorite spots to see whales on the coast.

Capping one of the most significant redwood preservation deals in the Santa Cruz Mountains over the past 20 years, the n...
02/14/2020
Redwood forest in Santa Cruz Mountains preserved in $9 million deal

Capping one of the most significant redwood preservation deals in the Santa Cruz Mountains over the past 20 years, the non-profit Save the Redwoods League has signed an agreement to buy 564 acres of redwood forests and other lands near the San Mateo-Santa Cruz county line for $9 million.

The Cascade Creek property has more than 100 acres of old-growth redwoods, including several trees that are more than 500 years old. It connects Big Basin and Año Nuevo state parks.

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