Pollution

Protesters against fracked oil trains held a demonstration outside the Kinder-Morgan rail yard in Richmond on September 4, 2014. (CBS)

Crude Oil Train Derailment In West Virginia Sends Tanker Into River, Sparks Fire

A train carrying crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday, sending at least one tanker into the Kanawha River and sparking a house fire, officials said.

02/16/2015

Smoggy Air

Sunday Marks Bay Area’s 22nd Spare The Air Alert This Season

The alert puts into effect a ban on burning wood, manufactured fire logs and other solid fuels for 24 hours.

01/25/2015

(Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

20th Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Alert Of The Season Declared For Saturday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued the 20th winter spare the air alert of the season for Saturday, the agency said Friday. It’s the third consecutive alert this week.

01/17/2015

fireplace, fire, hearth

No Bay Area Spare The Air Alert For Tuesday, Wood Burning Still Discouraged

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking the public to voluntarily forego burning wood or other solid fuels on Tuesday, but it’s not mandatory.

01/12/2015

Smoggy Air

11th Day Of Bad Air Ties ‘Spare The Air’ Record, Unhealthy Conditions To Continue

17 Spare The Air Alerts, 11 In a row tie the record.

01/12/2015

Water Pump

Central Valley Water District Strikes Deal With Feds Over Contaminated Irrigation Project

A Central Valley water district that is the country’s largest says it has reached a deal with the federal government in a decades-long dispute over thousands of acres of contaminated land.

01/11/2015

(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

GRAPHIC: Top Bay Area Counties With The Most Illegal Wood Burning Complaints

As the Bay Area is on track to meet last year’s record of 11 Spare the Air days in a row, neighbors are complaining more than last year about alleged wood burning offenders.

01/08/2015

(City of Sunnyvale)

Noise, Air Pollution Concerns Prompt Potential Leaf Blower Ban In Sunnyvale

The city of Sunnyvale is looking into possibly restricting or banning use of leaf blowers because of numerous noise complaints and air pollution concerns.

01/05/2015

(CBS)

Bay Area Wood Burning Banned For 5th Straight Spare The Air Day

Another Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday, the fifth day in a row that wood burning will be banned in the Bay Area.

01/05/2015

Smoggy Air

Bay Area’s 4th Straight Spare The Air Alert Issued For Monday

The 10th Winter Spare the Air Alert this season has been issued for Monday.

01/04/2015

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