WILDFIRES: Bay Area Air Quality District Extends Advisory As Wildfire Smoke Drifts SouthThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) extended am advisory Wednesday warning of a possible drop in air quality through Friday as smoke from nearby wildfires makes its way to the Bay Area.
Bay Area Air Quality Advisory Due To Wildfire Smoke Extended Through SundayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Friday extended its air quality advisory due to smoke from ongoing wildfires, announcing that the advisory would remain in effect through Sunday.
Bay Area Air Quality Advisory in Effect Due to NorCal Wildfire SmokeAn air quality advisory issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District went into effect Thursday morning.
Wildfire Smoke Plume Drifts Into San Francisco Bay AreaA large smoke plume from several wildfires raging in the state, drifted over the San Francisco Bay Area Friday, casting a haze over the horizon and triggering an air quality advisory that will remain in effect until Sunday.
Bill From Bay Area Congress Members Will Study Effects Of Wildfire SmokeTwo members of Congress based in the Bay Area sponsored legislation Thursday that authorizes $20 million for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study the health impacts of wildfire smoke and what can be done to mitigate its effects.
All Lanes of Hwy 4 Reopen Following Discovery Bay Brush FireA brush fire in Discovery Bay disrupted traffic on Highway 4 in both directions for hours Monday, according to CHP.
Flaring at Chevron Refinery in Richmond Sends Cloud of Smoke Billowing Over BayOfficials at the Chevron refinery said early Thursday evening that flaring has stopped at the facility after it was first reported at 6 p.m. that "heavy flaring" was present onsite.
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.
UCSF Study Reveals Link Between Wildfire Smoke And Alzheimer’s DiseaseA UC San Francisco study has revealed a link between elevated amyloid plaque levels among older Americans with cognitive impairment and the air pollution levels in their neighborhoods from cars, factories, power plants and wildfires.
Air District Requests Bay Area Residents Avoid Burning Wood On ThanksgivingThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking residents to not burn wood Wednesday night or on Thanksgiving to help keep air pollution from rising to unhealthy 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.