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.
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.