Expected Smoggy Conditions Monday Prompt 12th Spare the Air Alert of 2019A combination of expected high temperatures, light winds and vehicle exhaust has prompted Bay Area air district officials to issue a Spare the Air smog alert for Monday.
Oregon Wildfire Smoke Pouring Into Northern California Prompts Air Quality AdvisoryStarting early Saturday evening, the Bay Area will see impacts from the Milepost 97 fire near Canyonville, Ore., according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Bay Area Scientists Develop Low-Cost Monitor to Measure Airborne SootBlack carbon -- commonly called soot -- pours out of trucks, trains, ships and power plants. It has been linked to premature deaths and climate change and, until recently, it has been hard to track.
Scorching Heat Grips Bay Area As Temperatures SkyrocketA heat advisory through 9 p.m. Sunday has been issued by the National Weather Service, with residents advised to take precautions as temperatures rise to the mid-90s or higher in much of the Bay Area.
Whistleblowers Claim Bay Area Air Quality Management District Improperly Disposed Of RecordsThe agency in charge of protecting the air in the Bay Area has long been criticized by local activists for protecting polluters instead. Now, two former employees say they believe they have new evidence to support that accusation.
Bay Area Air Quality District Investigates Flaring at Chevron Richmond RefineryThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Friday it has launched investigations and increased scrutiny of Chevron's Richmond refinery as a result of several recent flaring incidents.
Bay Area Spare the Air Burn Ban in Place for MondayA winter Spare the Air Alert is in place for Monday banning burning wood, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel, indoors or outdoors, for 24 hours.
Smoke from San Joaquin Valley Prompts Spare the Air Alert for Bay AreaThe alert bans burning in fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, outdoor fire pits and other wood-burning devices.
Rain Expected Next Week to Help Clear Smoky Northern California AirThe storms are expected to start Wednesday and with them will come shifting winds that should push smoke north into Nevada and Idaho instead of south to the Bay Area.
Unhealthy Air Forces Cal-Stanford Big Game Rescheduled To Dec. 1The last time the Big Game gridiron showdown between the University of California-Berkeley and Stanford was postponed, the nation was reeling from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Hazardous Air Levels In Livermore And Tri-ValleyThe smoky haze levels reached hazardous levels in Livermore and throughout the Tri-Valley area Friday as the air quality quickly deteriorated throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Many Jet Airliners Unequipped to Filter Toxic Cabin AirAs the holiday travel season approaches, there is a danger airline passengers should be aware of: cabin air can get contaminated and make you sick.
Multiple Bay Area School Districts Cancel Friday Classes Due To Air QualityThe poor air quality across the Bay Area due to the heavy smoke from the Camp Fire has led school district officials in San Francisco, Alameda and elsewhere to cancel all classes and activities for Friday.
Thick Blanket Of Unhealthy Air Chokes Entire Bay AreaOffshore winds sent the air quality index readings of the unhealthy air blanketing the Bay Area from the Camp Fire soaring in many cities Wednesday with no sign of respite in the coming days.
Amid Backlash, UC Davis Cancels Classes Wednesday Over Air Quality ConcernsClasses at the University of California, Davis were canceled Wednesday, after the school faced backlash when it said classes would resume despite poor air quality due to wildfire smoke.