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.
Air District: Weather, Wood Smoke To Bring Moderate Air Quality In Bay Area This WeekModerate air quality is expected to persist over the Bay Area this week as pollution from wood smoke stays near ground level, a spokeswoman for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Monday.
Moderate Air Quality Projected Into ThursdayModerate is not a term often used to describe the San Francisco Bay Area, but it is the key word this week when it comes to the region's air quality.
Air District Announces Settlement over Former Shell Refinery ViolationsThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Wednesday announced a settlement with Shell Oil Products US, which has agreed to pay $433,000 to settle violations at its former refinery in Martinez.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for Wednesday Due to Wildfire SmokeThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing an air quality advisory for Wednesday due to smoke from wildfires elsewhere in California.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for Wednesday Due to Wildfire SmokeThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an air quality advisory for Wednesday because smoke from wildfires across Northern California is expected to move into the region.
Bay Area Residents Mark One-Year Anniversary of Skies Turning Eerie Orange from Wildfire SmokePeople across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday were remembering the sinister hue the skies took on the one-year anniversary of the day wildfire smoke turned the sky an apocalyptic shade of orange.
Spare the Air Alert Extended Through Labor DayAir district officials extended a Spare the Air Alert through Monday and urged Bay Area residents to avoid driving during the holiday weekend to lessen the buildup of smog.
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.
UPDATE: Air Quality Advisories Issued for Thursday, Friday Due to Wildfire SmokeThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued air quality advisories for Thursday and Friday because of wildfire smoke returning to the region, according to officials.
New Weather System Expected to Push Wildfire Smoke from Bay Area SkiesThe Bay Area's air quality is forecast to improve over the next couple of days as a new weather pattern moves in from offshore, pushing the current blanket of wildfire smoke out of the region, according to the National Weather Service.
Regional Air Quality Advisory Issued for MondayAir district officials issued an air quality advisory for Monday as haze and smoke from wildfires lingers above the Bay Area.
Smoke Plume Over Bay Area Triggers Spare the Air Alert, Forces Cancellation Of Youth Sports GamesShifting winds pulled a large plume of smoke from the raging Caldor and Monument wildfires over the San Francisco Bay Area Friday, casting a haze over the area, triggering a Spare the Air alert, and forcing the cancellation of youth sports games.
Air Quality Advisories Issued for Friday, Saturday Due to Wildfire SmokeThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing air quality advisories for Friday and Saturday because of wildfire smoke, according to officials.
Thick Layer Of Unhealthy Smoke Draped Over Lake Tahoe BasinVisitors flock to the Lake Tahoe area every August to enjoy the region's picturesque mountainous vistas and crisp, clean air, but this year wildfires including the nearby Caldor Fire have layered the skies with thick, unhealthy smoke.