Air quality

Bay Area Coastal Counties Score High Marks For Air Quality

The Bay Area’s topography has helped it maintain better overall air quality than other parts of the state, this according to an annual report out from the American Lung Association. But there are still a lot of things individuals can do to help us breathe easier.

04/25/2012

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Computer Model May Help Lower Bay Area Air Pollution

The California Emissions Estimator Model was developed by air districts to give a better estimation of air quality impacts for proposed development projects.

03/04/2012

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14th Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Alert Issued For Thursday

Another Spare the Air Day has been announced by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for Thursday, the 14th for this winter season.

01/11/2012

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Steady Weather Pattern To Prompt More Bay Area Spare-The-Air Alerts

Two more winter Spare the Air alerts were issued over this past holiday weekend, and once again hundreds of complaints were made about people burning wood fires in their homes.

01/03/2012

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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.

12/27/2011

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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.

12/20/2011

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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.

12/13/2011

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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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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.

12/08/2011

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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.

09/06/2011

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