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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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Winter Spare-The-Air Alert Issued For Saturday

Another Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Saturday, the fourth regional wood-burning ban this week by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

11/29/2013

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Tuesday Declared 2nd Consecutive Spare The Air Day

A Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday—the second straight day wood burning has been banned by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

11/25/2013

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Scorching Temperatures Prompt Bay Area Spare The Air Alert

Triple-digit temperatures expected throughout the region Saturday have prompted air quality officials to issue a Spare the Air alert for the Bay Area.

06/29/2013

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Spare The Air Day Declared For Friday; Bay Area Temps To Soar

With temperatures expected to rise this weekend, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a “Spare the Air” alert for Friday.

06/06/2013

Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Same-Day Spare The Air Alert Called For 1st Time

Wildfires, high temperatures and light winds have caused air quality in Northern California to deteriorate and prompted Bay Area officials to declare Friday the first Spare the Air Day of the 2013 season.

05/03/2013

Firefighters battle a wildfire. (CBS)

Late Spare-The-Air Notice Issued As Wildfires Impact Air Quality

Wildfires, high temperatures and light winds have caused air quality in Northern California to deteriorate and prompted Bay Area officials to declare Friday the first Spare the Air Day of the 2013 season.

05/03/2013

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Despite Improved Air Quality Statewide, Some East Bay Communities Can’t Breathe Easy

Despite a statewide report that says Californians are breathing cleaner air, some East Bay communities are still suffering from industry-related pollution levels.

04/18/2013

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Bay Area Regulators Get Tough On Winter Wood Burning

As the weather starts to turn colder, the cozy feeling of sitting by a roaring fireplace could lead to a stiff fine if that fire is burning during a winter Spare the Air alert, air quality officials said.

10/25/2012

The sun shines bright in the blue skies over the Bay Area. (CBS)

Spare The Air Day Declared For Saturday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Saturday by Bay Area air quality officials. The alert, issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, means that air quality is expected to be poor and residents are advised to reduce driving and avoid outdoor activities during the hottest parts of the day.

09/28/2012

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