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.
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.
Spare The Air Alert Issued For Saturday, Wood Burning Banned for 24 HoursThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced a Spare The Air alert for Saturday, which bans wood burning for 24 hours.
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.
Wind Shift Returns Smoky Haze To San Francisco Bay Area SkiesAir quality officials have extended a Spare the Air Alert due to wildfire smoke from the historic August Complex blaze drifting over the San Francisco Bay Area through Tuesday.
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.
Glass Fire Update: Roads Closed, Outages, Foul Air: Wine Country Businesses Spared By Flames Suffer Huge Economic HitThe Glass Fire in Napa County is having a profound impact on local wineries and those who depend on the visitors they attract. Some have been devastated by it, while most have been untouched. Still, everyone is being affected by it.
Yosemite Set To Reopen Friday After Closure Due To Wildfire SmokeOfficials in Yosemite National Park announced Tuesday that the park will reopen to all visitors Friday morning after an over week-long closure due to wildfire smoke and hazardous air quality.
New Spare The Air Alert Issued For Parts Of North And East Bay SaturdayOfficials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District have issued a Spare the Air Alert for parts of the North and East Bay Saturday due to wildfire smoke.
Yosemite National Park To Close Due To Poor Air Quality From Heavy Wildfire SmokeOfficials in Yosemite National Park announced Thursday that the park would shut down to all visitors and vehicular traffic at 5 p.m. due to significant smoke and hazardous air quality from wildfires burning in Southern California.
Smoky Skies Clearing; No Spare-The-Air Alert After Record 30 Consecutive DaysFollowing a record 30 straights days of Spare the Air alerts, there was no such alert Thursday as the region's air quality continued to clear up - but not completely.
Massive Plumes Of Carbon Monoxide Drift Over Midwest, East Coast From California WildfiresThe historic wildfire outbreak in Northern California, Oregon and Washington state was generating massive plumes of carbon monoxide that have drifted all the way across the country to Chicago, New York and other cities, according to data collected from NASA satellites.
'This Is Heaven'; Fresh, Clean Air Driving Smoke From San Francisco Bay Area Skies A low pressure system spinning in the Pacific off the Northwest, began driving away a plume of unhealthy smoke-filled air Wednesday, clearing the gloomy skies that have been draped over the San Francisco Bay Area for weeks.
Downtown Comes Alive As Smoky Skies Clear, People Go Back Outside In BurlingameTuesday's blue skies seemed like a novelty after a week of otherworldly phenomena due to unhealthy air.