New Flaring At Chevron Richmond Refinery Prompts InspectionThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District dispatched inspectors to the Chevron refinery in Richmond Thursday morning after they received at least two complaints about flaring.
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.
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.
Air Quality Officials Ban Fireplace Fires On Christmas DayOne Christmas tradition has been extinguished by Bay Area air quality control officials.
Multi-Day Spare The Air Alert Issued For Bay AreaThe ninth, 10th and 11th Spare the Air alerts of the season were issued Thursday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for Friday, December 22 through Christmas Eve.
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.
North Bay Breathing Mask Free GiveawaySchools have been closed, doctors offices and emergency rooms have filled up as smoke from the wine country fires has made it difficult to breath in the Bay Area.
Wildfire Smoke Cancels Virgin Sport Festival & Half MarathonThe inaugural Virgin Sport Festival of Fitness that was scheduled for this weekend in San Francisco has been canceled because of air quality problems caused by the North Bay wildfires.
Contra Costa Schools Cancel Classes, Activities Over Air QualityContra Costa County schools will be closed Thursday because of poor air quality in the area from the North Bay wildfires.
Wildfire Smoke Drifts Across Bay Area For 2nd Straight DayAs firefighters continue to battle over a dozen wildfires in the Napa and Sonoma Valley wine country, air quality remains an issue across the Bay Area.
Smoke From NorCal Fires Settles Over Sizzling Bay AreaA number of Bay Area communities are seeing smoky conditions as a result of large fires in Northern California, and air quality conditions have reached unhealthy levels in some areas.
Regulators Fail To Impose Emissions Cap On Bay Area Oil RefineriesOil companies didn't want any cap while environmentalist said the caps, which were rolled back in recent weeks out of fear of lawsuits, were a huge step back.