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.
Biden To Restore California's Power To Set Auto Emission Rules, Reverse Trump DecisionThe U.S. Transportation Department is moving to reverse former President Donald Trump's bid to end California's ability to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards.
Study Shows Wildfire Smoke Much More Harmful Than Auto PollutionA new study released Friday shows wildfire smoke is much more hazardous than other common forms of air pollution.
Monday Spare the Air Alert Called; Keep Your Yule Log VirtualThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert for Monday, meaning a ban on burning wood, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel, both indoors and outdoors.
UCSF Study Reveals Link Between Wildfire Smoke And Alzheimer’s DiseaseA UC San Francisco study has revealed a link between elevated amyloid plaque levels among older Americans with cognitive impairment and the air pollution levels in their neighborhoods from cars, factories, power plants and wildfires.
Air District Requests Bay Area Residents Avoid Burning Wood On ThanksgivingThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking residents to not burn wood Wednesday night or on Thanksgiving to help keep air pollution from rising to unhealthy levels.
Smoke Clears Over Napa Valley Prompting Fear of Rising Temps, Fire ResurgenceEvacuations continue as the Glass Fire continues to blaze up the Napa Valley and now the clearing air may actually cause problems for firefighters.
Wildfire Smoke From Napa Valley Extends Bay Area Spare-the-Air Alert Through MondayWildfire smoke from the Glass Fire in Napa County and expected smog has prompted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to extend its Spare the Air Alert through Monday.
Wine Country Grape Growers Fear Significant Damage From Wildfire SmokeThe smoke and ash from the wildfires seem to permeate every corner of the Bay Area but this is also home to one of the most renowned wine regions in the world and that’s presenting a tough choice for grape growers.
Cabin Fever Overcomes Smoky Air, Virus Concerns for Intrepid East Bay DinersSome of the people braving outdoor dining Saturday in the East Bay said they thought conditions had improved a little.
Lingering Smoke Pollution Leaves 49ers Season Opener Up in the AirAs smoke blankets the Bay Area, the 49ers plan to play football at Levi’s Stadium even as a player didn’t practice Friday because of the poor air quality.
Air Quality Managers Rely On Pollution Sensors For Real-Time InformationThere are many different ways to get those Air Quality Index numbers that have been giving Bay Area residents an indication of just how bad the air is.
Creek Fire: National Guard Helicopter Crews Rescue 200+ Trapped Sierra CampersCalifornia National Guard helicopter crews frantically airlifted more than 200 people as a wall of flames from the fast-moving Creek Fire burning in the Sierra bore down on them.
Smoldering Hot Spots, Stagnant Air Keep Haze Of Smoke Over Bay AreaMuch of the Bay Area continued to suffer under a blanket of wildfire smoke Thursday, even though the heavy burning from fires burning in the region is finished.
Lingering Smoke Prompts Bay Area Spare the Air Alert Through TuesdayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended Spare the Air alerts through Tuesday because of wildfire smoke that is still causing elevated pollution levels around the region.