Tesla Fined Nearly $140K Over Air Quality Violations At Fremont PlantElectric carmaker Tesla has agreed to pay nearly $140,000 in fines to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District over violations from its factory in Fremont.
UC Davis Study Shows Central Valley Farmland a Major Source of Air PollutionA major contributor to harmful smog in California comes from the heavily-fertilized soil in the Central Valley, according to a new study from UC Davis.
Sims Fire Released Harmful Benzene Into Richmond AirThe fire at a Richmond scrap metal yard that triggered an overnight shelter in place for several neighborhoods earlier this week, released benzene into the air.
Richmond Junk Yard Fire Shelter In Place LiftedToll takers were back to work at the busy Richmond San Rafael Bridge early Wednesday as the region began to recover from an overnight shelter in place ordered after black clouds billowed skyward from a scrap metal yard fire.
Richmond Chevron Refinery Flaring Exceeded State LimitsFlaring exceeded a state limit on New Year's Eve at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, according to spokesman for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Bay Area Spare the Air Day Called for MondayAir quality is expected to be unhealthy in the Bay Area Monday because of a high-pressure ridge clamping down on the area, trapping wood smoke pollution close to the ground.
Bay Area Vehicle Buy-Back Program Extends Eligibility to 1996 Model YearPreviously, only 1994 and older vehicles were accepted. The program pays $1,000 to owners to voluntarily retire their old, polluting vehicles.
Washington State - Cal Game Played Despite Wildfire Smoke PollutionThe game between Washington State and California went ahead as planned Friday night despite poor air quality from the fires in nearby wine country.
Port of Oakland Pushes Ships to Plug-in to Shore Power to Reduce PollutionThe shore power program, which started at the Port of Oakland in 2012, has helped reduce diesel emissions at the port by 75 percent in the past decade.
5th Straight Spare The Air Alert Issued As Record-Breaking Bay Area Heat Wave EasesThe blistering heat that has scorched the Bay Area for days began edging down Sunday but air quality remained poor, with a fifth straight Spare the Air alert issued for Labor Day.
Explosions Rock Flood-Crippled Chemical Plant Near HoustonAt least 2 tons of highly unstable chemicals used in such products as plastics and paint exploded and burned at a flood-crippled plant near Houston early Thursday.
Spare the Air Alert Issued for Bay Area SundayThe alert means that ground-level air pollution is expected to be unhealthy, especially for young children, seniors and people with heart and respiratory conditions.

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