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.
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.
Storm System Brings Bad Air Relief, Some Traffic HeadachesA steady rain fell steadily across the Bay Area for much of the morning and into the afternoon Wednesday, soaking freeways as Thanksgiving holiday travelers head to their destinations but finally clearing away the smoky air from the Camp Fire.
UC Davis Receives Backlash For Resuming Class Despite Poor Air QualityThe University of California, Davis announced Tuesday evening that it will resume classes despite severely poor air quality engulfing the area as a result of the Camp Fire in Butte County.
Pulmonologist Advises South Bay Workers To Stay Inside, Avoid SmokeThe poor air quality in San Jose and the South Bay, a lingering result of the Camp Fire in Butte County, has prompted air quality experts to advise residents to avoid outdoor exercise and work.
Manning's Late TD Pass Leads Giants Past 49ers 27-23Eli Manning threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left and the New York Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the San Francisco 49ers 27-23 on Monday night.
Bay Area Residents Advised to Stay Indoors as Air Quality WorsensThe San Francisco Department of Emergency Services is advising residents to reduce outdoor exposure by closing windows and doors as Bay Area air quality continues to deteriorate because of smoke from the Butte County wildfire.
Napa Valley Harvest Half Marathon Canceled Due to Smoke from Camp FireSunday's Napa Valley Harvest half marathon, 5K and 10K races have been canceled because of the poor air quality resulting from the smoke from the Butte County wildfires.