Soaring Temps Prompt Spare The Air Alert For TuesdayThe district's Spare the Air Alert for Monday was the first of 2020 and Tuesday's air quality isn't going to be any better.
First 2020 Bay Area Spare the Air Alert Issued for MondayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued the first Spare the Air Alert of the year for Monday as light winds, high temperatures and vehicle exhaust combine to make air quality unhealthy.
Air District Links Benefits Of COVID-19 Telecommuting To Bluer Skies, Happier Lives, Improved Workplace, Less TrafficOn the first official day of the summer Spare the Air season, officials said better air is just one of the many benefits of telecommuting during the COVID-19 shelter in place order, and encouraged people to continue working from home after it is lifted.
Richmond Officials Vote To Find Out What's Causing Flaring At Chevron RefineryThe city of Richmond wants to take a more proactive approach to look into what’s causing the flaring problem at the Chevron Refinery. The council voted Tuesday night to try to get to the bottom of it.
Flaring At Richmond Chevron Refinery Raises Health Concerns With NeighborsA “process upset” at Chevron's Richmond refinery Monday morning triggered a flaring incident that forced the evacuation of less than 100 workers from the plant, according to Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
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.