Wood

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Bay Area Air Quality Regulators Propose Fireplace Phase-Out, Ban On Wood-Burning Devices In New Homes

Bay Area air quality regulators are looking to phase out the traditional fireplace and forcing homeowners to swap out their wood-burning devices before selling or renting.

03/23/2015

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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

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First Spare The Air Days Announced For 2015

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Friday and Saturday as the first Spare the Air days for smog in 2015.

01/01/2015

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bay Area Southwest Jets To Begin Using Sustainable Fuel From Twigs, Bark, Wood

The idea of your jet fuel coming from sawdust, twigs, bark, and wood biomass might seem odd, but Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has always done things a bit differently, and Wednesday announced that starting in 2016, jets flying from San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland would begin using a sustainable, low-carbon biofuel in addition to regular fuel.

09/25/2014

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Pollution Down As Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Days End

The Winter Spare the Air season has ended, and there’s good news to report, as pollution levels from wood burning are down in the Bay Area.

03/01/2012

Bay Area Residents Reminded To Spare The Winter Air

Monday marked the start of the winter Spare the Air season. Residents were warned not to burn wood on nights when the air quality was deemed unhealthy.

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