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Air Pollution

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Bay Area Spare The Air Alert Issued For 4th Straight Day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Friday afternoon that air quality is expected to continue to be unhealthy and that burning wood, firelogs or any solid fuel, both indoors and outdoors, will be illegal all day Saturday.


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2nd Straight Spare The Air Alert Issued For Thursday

For the second day in a row, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking residents to refrain from burning wood.


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Bay Area Air Regulators Call On Residents Not To Burn Wood

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking Bay Area residents to refrain from burning wood Monday night and Tuesday.


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Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Season Begins

Winter is approaching, which means it’s time for us all to think about air quality, as Winter Spare the Air season officially begins Tuesday.


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Fairfield Plastics Plant Fire Air Quality Results Revealed

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has concluded residents were relatively safe from harm and that very little ground pollution resulted from the July 26th fire at Macro Plastics in Fairfield.


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1st Spare The Air Day Called As Heat Wave Continues

The first Spare the Air day of the season has been called for Tuesday throughout the Bay Area.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/20/2011

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Bay Area Coastal Air Improves, But Inland Air Still Problematic

A national report card says that overall the Bay Area’s air quality is steadily improving, but the inland counties still get a failing grade for having too much ozone in the air.


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$3.9M Approved For Bay Area Electric Car Chargers

Air quality regulators on Wednesday approved another $3.9 million to expand the number of in-home and roadside electric vehicle charging stations in the Bay Area.

CBS San Francisco–02/02/2011

Air Quality Officials Request Reduction In Wood Burning For Bay Area

Wood smoke is the largest source of wintertime air pollution in the Bay Area.



South Bay Kids Get A Refresher On Air Pollution

Have you ever wondered how California air officials determine “Spare the Air” days? Students in Los Gatos discovered the answer as they helped test greenhouse gas emissions at their school.




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