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Officials Ask Bay Area Residents To Spare The Air

A Spare the Air Alert has not been issued, but officials are recommending that residents refrain from wood burning.


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8th Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Alert Issued For Wednesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued its eighth Spare the Air alert for Wednesday and is predicting more could be issued later this week.


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5th Winter Spare The Air Alert Issued For Wednesday

Weather conditions forecast for Wednesday are expected to create unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area, prompting the season’s fifth Winter Spare the Air Day.


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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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3rd Straight Bay Area Spare The Air Alert Issued For Friday

Due to continued poor air quality around the Bay Area, Friday has been declared the third winter Spare the Air Day of the season.


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Bay Area Spare The Air Alert Issued For Wednesday

Air district officials are encouraging Bay Area residents to try to drive less, take public transportation and limit home energy use to reduce pollution levels.


The Chevron Oil Refinery In Richmond. (AP Photo)

Chevron Richmond Refinery Fined For Air Quality Violations

Chevron has agreed to pay a $170,000 fine to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for air quality violations over a five-year period, according to a spokesman for the air district.

CBS San Francisco–08/05/2011

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Building Codes No Help In Stopping Secondhand Smoke

Today’s building codes don’t prevent your neighbor’s smoke from seeping into your home. In one brand-new Bay Area condo, the smoke seepage seems to be extreme.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/10/2011

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California Adopts Sweeping Greenhouse Gas Rules

California regulators on Thursday approved the first system in the nation to give polluting companies such as utilities and refineries financial incentives to emit fewer greenhouse gases.

CBS San Francisco–12/16/2010

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Teens Protest Abercrombie & Fitch Perfume Policy In San Francisco

Green teens have taken aim at retailer Abercrombie & Fitch over a perfume, and company practices that they say “stink.”





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