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.
Air District Lifts Spare The Air Alerts Early As Glass Fire Reaches 96% ContainmentSpare the Air alerts that had been issued for Monday and Tuesday because of unhealthy amounts of wildfire smoke expected in the Bay Area have been lifted because fire containment and onshore winds have kept most of the smoke from settling around the region.
Unhealthy Air From Wildfire Smoke Continues To Choke Bay AreaSmoke from the Glass Fire and other Northern California wildfires continued to blanket the Bay Area Friday, sending air quality index readings into the "unhealthy" category.
Spare The Air Alerts Extended Through At Least Tuesday Due To Glass Fire SmokeA Spare the Air alert has been extended through Tuesday, as smoke from the Glass Fire and other wildfires is expected to continue to blanket the Bay Area.
Yosemite Set To Reopen Friday After Closure Due To Wildfire SmokeOfficials in Yosemite National Park announced Tuesday that the park will reopen to all visitors Friday morning after an over week-long closure due to wildfire smoke and hazardous air quality.
Yosemite National Park To Close Due To Poor Air Quality From Heavy Wildfire SmokeOfficials in Yosemite National Park announced Thursday that the park would shut down to all visitors and vehicular traffic at 5 p.m. due to significant smoke and hazardous air quality from wildfires burning in Southern California.
Smoke From Wildfires Can Worsen COVID-19 Risk, Putting Firefighters In Even More DangerEmerging research suggests that the smoke firefighters breathe on the front lines of wildfires is putting them at greater risk from the coronavirus, with potentially lethal effects.
Massive Plumes Of Carbon Monoxide Drift Over Midwest, East Coast From California WildfiresThe historic wildfire outbreak in Northern California, Oregon and Washington state was generating massive plumes of carbon monoxide that have drifted all the way across the country to Chicago, New York and other cities, according to data collected from NASA satellites.
'This Is Heaven'; Fresh, Clean Air Driving Smoke From San Francisco Bay Area Skies A low pressure system spinning in the Pacific off the Northwest, began driving away a plume of unhealthy smoke-filled air Wednesday, clearing the gloomy skies that have been draped over the San Francisco Bay Area for weeks.
Downtown Comes Alive As Smoky Skies Clear, People Go Back Outside In BurlingameTuesday's blue skies seemed like a novelty after a week of otherworldly phenomena due to unhealthy air.