Regional Air Quality Advisory Issued for MondayAir district officials issued an air quality advisory for Monday as haze and smoke from wildfires lingers above the Bay Area.
South Bay Residents Warned About Triple Threat Of Drought, Fire Danger, Air QualitySanta Clara County fire officials are putting out a call to action because of the triple threat of drought, wildfires and unhealthy air.
Oakland Recycler Schnitzer Steel To Pay $4.1 Million To Settle Environmental Violation ClaimsAn Oakland scrap metal recycler will pay $4.1 million to settle a lawsuit by Alameda County and the State of California alleging the company has allowed hazardous waste to pollute surrounding areas of West Oakland and the Oakland Estuary.
Decades-Old Pollution Linked to Cancer in California Sea LionsA team of marine mammal pathology experts examining two decades of data have determined the likely causes of a mysterious cancer killing sea lions include DDT and other legacy toxins dumped into the sea years ago.
Wildfires Produced Up To Half Of Pollution In Western U.S. In Recent Years, Stanford / UC Study FindsWildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes.
Environmental Groups Sue Richmond Over Approval Of Campus Bay ProjectA group of Bay Area environmental and community organizations has sued the city of Richmond, claiming last month's approval of the mixed-use Campus Bay Project violates state environmental quality standards and ignores science on rising sea levels.
California Wildfire Smoke Exposes Millions to Hazardous PollutionWildfires churned out dense plumes of smoke this summer as they scorched huge swaths of the West Coast, exposing millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergency room visits to spike, and potentially thousands of deaths among the elderly and infirm.
Air Quality Managers Rely On Pollution Sensors For Real-Time InformationThere are many different ways to get those Air Quality Index numbers that have been giving Bay Area residents an indication of just how bad the air is.
Top 10 Most Polluted Beaches In California Include 6 From San Mateo CountyBeaches in San Mateo County accounted for six of the top 10 most polluted beaches of the state, according to a list released Tuesday by the environmental advocacy group Heal the Bay.
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.
Coronavirus Update: Grand Princess Passenger Exodus Grinds On; Some Evacuees Head To Bay Area HotelsPatience was wearing thin early Tuesday among the hundreds of passengers still aboard the coronavirus-stricken Grand Princess, who were awaiting their orders to get off the boat at the Port of Oakland, travel to a military base and begin a mandated 14-day quarantine before they will be allowed to return to their homes.