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Firefighters battle a wildfire. (CBS)

Late Spare-The-Air Notice Issued As Wildfires Impact Air Quality

Wildfires, high temperatures and light winds have caused air quality in Northern California to deteriorate and prompted Bay Area officials to declare Friday the first Spare the Air Day of the 2013 season.

05/03/2013

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Spare The Air Day Declared For Monday

This winter’s string of Spare the Air Days will continue Monday, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Sunday.

01/01/2012

Port Of Oakland

Port of Oakland Truckers Get More Aid Ahead Of Emissions Deadline

The program’s ultimate goal is to reduce the cancer risk for people who work and live in the port area, which is as much as 3 times greater than the rest of the Bay Area.

12/09/2011

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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.

12/09/2011

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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.

12/07/2011

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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.

12/05/2011

fireplace, fire, hearth

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.

11/01/2011

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/06/2011

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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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/27/2011

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