Air Quality District To Map Greenhouse Gases On Every Bay Area BlockThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District will implement new groundbreaking technology to map air quality and greenhouse gases on every block in the region.
Weekend Benicia Refinery Flaring Released More Than Expected Sulfur DioxideFlaring at the Valero refinery in Benicia this weekend has released an estimated 9,000 pounds of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, according to an updated hazardous spill report.
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.
First Bay Area Winter Spare-the-Air Alert Issued for Saturday and SundayBurning wood, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel, both indoors and outdoors, is banned this weekend, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said.
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.
Poor Bay Area Air Quality Expected Because Of Heat, Kincade FireThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the San Francisco Department of Public Health are warning residents about potential hot weather and poor air quality expected in the Bay Area beginning Friday.
18th Spare the Air Alert of 2019 Issued for SundayA short hot spell in the forecast, combined with car exhaust, has prompted air district officials to issue a Spare the Air alert for smog on Sunday.
Flaring, Black Smoke At Richmond Chevron Refinery Prompts Level 1 WarningA Level 1 flaring incident was reported Saturday evening at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, according to Mayor Tom Butt, who posted about it on his Facebook account.
Oregon Wildfire Smoke Pouring Into Northern California Prompts Air Quality AdvisoryStarting early Saturday evening, the Bay Area will see impacts from the Milepost 97 fire near Canyonville, Ore., according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
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.
Sand Fire Burning in Yolo County Sends Smoke Across Sweltering Bay AreaSmoke from the Sand Fire in Yolo County, has been reported Saturday night over Marin, Solano and Sonoma Counties and helped make sunset over San Francisco more dramatic than usual.
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.
Valero Refinery in Controlled Shutdown Following Smoke EmissionsImproving air conditions prompted the city of Benicia on Sunday afternoon to lift an earlier health advisory regarding emissions and heavy smoke from the Valero Benicia refinery.
Complaints Over Latest Flaring Event At Chevron Richmond RefineryFour members of the public filed complaints with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District over flaring observed at the Chevron Richmond Refinery over the weekend.