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.
Bay Area Air Quality District Investigates Flaring at Chevron Richmond RefineryThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Friday it has launched investigations and increased scrutiny of Chevron's Richmond refinery as a result of several recent flaring incidents.
Oil Tankers May Carry Harmful Tar Sands Through Bay Area WatersOil tankers may one day be carrying tar sands, the heaviest and dirtiest oil on the planet, through Bay Area waters. A spill could send the tar sands sinking to the bottom of the bay, creating health problems for many.
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.
Bay Area Spare the Air Alert Issued for SundayContinued smoke from Northern California wildfires has prompted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to issue a Spare the Air Alert for Sunday.
Wildfires Prompt Bay Area Air Quality Advisory Through ThursdayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District is extending an air quality advisory through this Thursday because of possible smoke impacts in the region.
Tesla Fined Nearly $140K Over Air Quality Violations At Fremont PlantElectric carmaker Tesla has agreed to pay nearly $140,000 in fines to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District over violations from its factory in Fremont.
Spare The Air Alert Issued For Bay Area On MondayA Spare the Air alert has been issued for Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Sunday.
Tesoro Refinery To Pay Air District Nearly $1M Over 51 Violation NoticesTesoro Refining reached a $915,700 civil settlement with the BAAQMD over alleged violations at its Martinez refinery in 2013 and 2014.
Multi-Day Spare The Air Alert Issued For Bay AreaThe ninth, 10th and 11th Spare the Air alerts of the season were issued Thursday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for Friday, December 22 through Christmas Eve.
Winter Spare The Air Alert, Wood Burning Ban Extended Through ThursdayHigh barometric pressure is expected to keep hazy skies and dry, calm weather in the Bay Area, causing pollution to build up throughout the region.