Hazardous Air Levels Climb As A Smoky, Ash-Filled Plume Remains Draped Over San Francisco Bay AreaAir quality deteriorated to the 'very unhealthy' level early Friday in the San Francisco Bay Area as a plume of smoke and ash from wildfires raging across the West remained stalled overhead and combined with fog to cast the region's skies in a sickly color of gray.
Ominous Orange Skies Bring New Focus On Future Climate CatastrophesThe dramatic skies produced by unprecedented West Coast wildfire smoke have left everyone stunned, with even those who have long been ringing climate alarm bells looking for the right words.
Photos Capture Surreal Orange Glow From Wildfire Smoke-Filled Skies Across Bay AreaThe eerie, smoke-choked skies that hung over Northern California on September 9, 2020, made for an otherworldly day in a year like no other that no one will soon forget.
Medical Experts Discuss Health Risks Presented By Wednesday Smoke-Choked SkiesIn terms of the health impacts of the ominous orange skies created by particulate matter from Northern California wildfires Wednesday, residents may be relieved to learn that some protection was provided by the marine layer.
Bay Area Spare The Air Alerts Extended Through Labor Day; Poor Air Quality Enters 3rd Straight WeekA record-breaking string of Spare the Air alerts is now in its third week, with an alert for the region extended through Labor Day mostly due to smog.
Bay Area Braces For Holiday Weekend Heat Wave, Call For Power ConservationAmid a forecast for poor air quality in parts of the Bay Area and a statewide call for power conservation during a predicted heat wave, some cities are working to find ways to keep vulnerable residents safe.
Survey: Commuters Who Switched To Remote Work From Home Due To COVID-19 Saving Billions Of DollarsIf the pandemic shutdown has you working from home in the Bay Area, you have are saving thousands of dollars not commuting. In fact, a new survey says since switch to remote work last March, U.S. workers have more than $90 billion.
Fire Weather Watch Issued For North Bay, East Bay Hills Following Labor Day Heat WaveA Fire Weather Watch has been declared for parts of the Bay Area next week, following an expected heat wave Labor Day weekend that is set to bring record high temperatures.
Six Bay Area Employers Cited By Cal/OSHA For COVID-19 Safety ViolationsCal/OSHA has cited six employers in the greater Bay Area for failing to adequately protect employees from the novel coronavirus, the agency said Friday.
'Dangerous Heat,' Winds Forecast For Fire Weary Bay Area; Flex Alert Issued For Labor Day WeekendThe upcoming heat wave over the Labor Day weekend is expected to impact current fire-fighting efforts, increase fire risk and has already triggered a energy flex alert for Saturday through Monday.
Spare the Air Alerts Extended Through SundayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended Spare the Air alerts through Sunday because of wildfire smoke that has lessened in recent days but still elevates pollution levels around the region.
Weather Service Cancels Red Flag Warning Over Threat Of Lightning; Spare The Air Alert Extended To WednesdayThe National Weather Service canceled a red flag warning Monday for the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas as the broad scale threat of lightning passed the region.
Wildfire Smoke Creating Problems For COVID-19 Patients, At-Risk ResidentsWhile the smoke from the many fires burning in Northern California is unpleasant for local residents, in the era of COVID-19, it can lead to some serious health risks.
Wildfires: Bay Area Spare The Air Alert Extended Through Sunday Due To SmokeThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Spare the Air alerts through Sunday.
Wildfire Smoke Prompts Spare The Air Alert Through WednesdayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday and Wednesday because of smoke from wildfires throughout the region that is creating unhealthy air pollution.