Bay Area Air Quality Officials: It's Illegal To Burn Gift Wrapping PaperWith the weather outside expected to be a bit frightful Christmas Eve, Bay Area air quality officials asked local residents to refrain from burning wood or gift wrapping paper in their fireplaces.
Bay Area Air District Asks People Not To Burn Wood Over Holiday WeekendThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking the region's residents not to burn wood in their fireplaces or woodstoves over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to prevent air quality impacts in inland valleys and neighborhoods.
Ban On Wood-Burning On Spare The Air Days Now Year-Round Following Board VoteWood burning bans will now be in effect year-round on Spare the Air days in the Bay Area after a vote Wednesday by the region's air quality regulatory board.
Air Quality Advisory Issued For Bay Area Due To Smoke From Ranch Fire In Tehama Co.An air quality advisory has been issued for the Bay Area for Tuesday because smoke from the Ranch Fire will be in the air, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Smoke Advisory Issued In Contra Costa Co. As Grizzly Island Grass Fire Burns 1,000 AcresSmoke from a large vegetation fire in Solano County has prompted a smoke advisory to be issued in Contra Costa County, officials said Sunday.
Trump Administration Threatens To Freeze CA's Federal Highway FundsThe Trump Administration is threatening to freeze California's federal highway funds in the latest clash over air quality and climate change.
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.
Second Straight Spare The Air Alert Issued For WednesdayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued another Spare the Air alert for Wednesday because of unhealthy levels of smog expected in the region.
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.
Spare The Air Alert Issued For The Bay Area Due To Poor Air QualityThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a belated Spare the Air Alert for Wednesday after increased ocean breezes and a fog layer that were forecast to bring improved air quality have not yet shown up.
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.
San Francisco's Emergency Plan For Poor Air, Extreme Heat Could Cancel Outdoor EventsSan Francisco's emergency plan for days with extremely poor air quality and extreme heat could close down farmer's markets and other outdoor events.
Milpitas Approves $85K Pilot Program To Sniff Out Source Of Bad Smells
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.