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Bay Area Winter Spare-The-Air Alert Tuesday, Wood Burning Ban Extended

Another Winter Spare the Air Day has been called for Tuesday, prohibiting all wood burning in the Bay Area for another 24-hour period, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

12/09/2013

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Winter Spare-The-Air Alert Issued For Bay Area

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued its sixth Winter Spare the Air alert for Monday, banning all wood burning throughout the region.

12/09/2013

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Proposed Bay Area Oil Refinery Upgrades Worry Environmentalists

Several oil companies around the Bay Area are proposing upgrades or additions to their facilities, but environmental advocates said Wednesday that the projects will endanger the public by enabling increased refining of dirtier crude oil.

12/04/2013

A police officer urges calm amid confrontations during a work stoppage at the Port of Oakland, November 27, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland Port TruckersThis Week; Asking Assistance In Complying With Emissions Standards

For the second time this week, independent truckers held a protest Friday at the Port of Oakland for better pay, and for financial help in complying with new emissions standards they say could drive them away from home.

11/29/2013

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Bay Area’s 1st Spare-The-Air Alert Of Season Issued For Monday

The first Spare the Air alert of the winter season has been issued for Monday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

11/24/2013

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Redwood City Metal Recycling Facility Had Been Issued Violation For Previous Fire

A Redwood City metal recycling facility that caught fire on Sunday received a public nuisance violation for a similar incident, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

11/11/2013

A Bay Area Bike Share station at Davis and Front streets in San Francisco. (CBS)

New Bay Area Bike Share Program A Hit With Riders

The new Bay Area Bike Share system has only been in service for a week but seems to be a success as four times as many bicyclists have signed up to use the service as there are bikes available.

09/05/2013

The Chevron Oil Refinery In Richmond. (AP Photo)

Chevron To Pay $190K For 19 Air Quality Violations Prior To August 2012 Fire

Chevron has agreed to pay the Bay Area Air Quality Management District $190,000 to settle air quality violations at its Richmond refinery prior to the fire there last August.

07/31/2013

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Memberships For Bay Area Bike Share Program Go On Sale

Memberships for a bicycle share program went on sale Monday that will serve several Bay Area cities starting next month.

07/15/2013

Tourists ride bicycles on a newly constructed bike path near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Bicycle Share To Launch Pilot In August With 700 Bikes

A bike-sharing pilot program is set to launch in the Bay Area starting in August with 700 bikes at docking stations in five cities.

06/26/2013

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