Air District Accuses Benicia Valero Refinery Of Excess Emissions, Seeks Abatement OrderThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that it is seeking an abatement order from its independent hearing board to end "significant excess emissions" by Valero Refining Co. at its Benicia refinery.
Bay Area Residents Urged to Avoid Burning Wood, Setting Off Fireworks During New Year's WeekendThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District is calling on the region's residents to forego burning wood in their fireplaces and wood stoves this weekend to prevent air pollution.
Bay Area Air Quality Plummets As Inversion Layer Traps PollutionThat wasn't a filter over the San Francisco Bay today, that was particulate matter clogging the skyline.
Air District Discourages Bay Area Residents From Wood Burning Over Thanksgiving HolidayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking residents not to burn wood on Thanksgiving Day but is not issuing a Spare the Air alert that would ban them from doing so.
Bay Area Spare the Air Alert Extended Through SundayA triple threat of wildfire smoke, hot inland temperatures and vehicle exhaust have compelled air quality officials to extend the current Spare the Air Alert through Sunday.
Wildfire Smoke, High Temperatures Prompt Spare The Air Alert For Bay Area On TuesdayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday amid concerns about unhealthy air.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District Offering $1,200 To Buy Back Older, More Polluting VehiclesThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District is offering $1,200 to get some of the oldest and worst polluting cars off the road, as part of a buyback program.
Bay Area Spare the Air Alert Issued for SundayAs an unholy trinity of high temperatures, tailpipe exhaust and wildfire smoke chokes the Bay Area, the air district is issuing a Spare the Air Alert for smog for Sunday.
Bay Area Spare the Air Alert Extended to SundayBay Area residents are banned from burning wood indoors and outdoors for the third day in a row as a Spare the Air alert -- in place Friday and Saturday -- now is extended to Sunday.
Lingering Wildfire Smoke Prompts Bay Area Air Quality Advisory for MondayAn air quality advisory has been issued for Monday as wildfire smoke continues to drift through the region.
The California Dream: CBS News Poll Reveals Divisions On Climate Change Along Party LinesThe California Dream CBS News Poll reveals a clear divide as to whether climate change is a “very important issue.” 79% of Democrats say it is. Among Independents, that number is 53%, and only 34% among Republicans.
Wildfire Smoke May Be Causing More COVID-19 Cases, Deaths, Study FindsThe battle to put out wildfires in California could also have an impact on slowing down the spread of COVID-19. A recently-released study reveals that wildfire smoke and COVID make for a dangerous combination.
Air Quality Advisory Extended: Smoke to Linger Over Bay Area Through SaturdayBay Area residents are advised to keep their windows and doors shut through Saturday as wildfire smoke continues to plague the area.
San Francisco Rec & Park Phasing Out Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers For Electric ModelsThe exhaust and ear-splitting sounds of gas-powered leaf blowers are set to become a thing of the past at San Francisco city parks, as the blowers will soon be replaced by electric ones.
Holiday Traffic, Sweltering Heat Monday Prompt First Spare the Air Alert of 2021A combination of tailpipe exhaust and sizzling temperatures expected Monday have prompted Bay Area air quality officials to issue a Spare the Air alert for Memorial Day.