Regional officials have declared Wednesday a Spare the Air day, the 13th such day already this winter season. Read More
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking the public to refrain from burning wood Tuesday.
While district officials have not issued Spare the Air alerts, they are recommending that residents refrain from burning wood to allow Bay Area skies to recover from unhealthy levels of smoke pollution from the holiday weekend. Read More
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Sunday, banning fires in the Bay Area on Christmas Day.
The alert, the 10th in the region since the winter season started on Nov. 1, was issued because of anticipated cold and still weather conditions that will trap air pollution close to the ground. Read More
For the second day in a row, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking residents to refrain from burning wood.
The season’s second winter Spare the Air Alert was issued for today.
District officials said wood burning, both indoors and outdoors, will be illegal all day.
“Winter air pollution is mainly caused by particulates or soot pollution from wood smoke,” district officials said in a statement. Read More
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Monday.
Air district officials are encouraging Bay Area residents to try to drive less, take public transportation and limit home energy use to reduce pollution levels.
The region is expected to see high temperatures reach the upper 60s to mid 70s at the coast and upper 80s to mid 90s inland, according to the National Weather Service. Winds are predicted to be between 5 and 10 mph. Read More
When temperatures rise and the haze becomes thick, local commuters are encouraged to spare the air — a smog-reducing initiative aimed at persuading people to ditch their cars and take public transit.
However, the message promoting public transit doesn’t seem to extend to the agency running the program. Read More
It’s hot in The City, and that means there’s a Spare the Air Day in effect. But now there’s more to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s air monitoring notification system than a press release. Read More
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District today issued a Spare the Air alert for Wednesday, the 10th smog alert the district has issued for 2010 due to unhealthy air quality in the region.
The alert is being issued due to the expected combination of hot temperatures and exhaust from motor vehicles, the district said.
A ban on wood burning is in place, and the district encourages Bay Area residents to drive less and conserve energy. Read More
With light winds and warm temperatures predicted to linger throughout the Bay Area until the end of the week, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared Thursday another Spare the Air day, the fourth of the summer.
Air quality officials believe that ground-level ozone pollution will continue to be unhealthy on Thursday and are asking Bay Area residents to consider making adjustments to their driving habits to help prevent producing more smog. Read More
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has ended winter "Spare the Air" alerts for the season.
The district's ban on burning wood during winter alert days was lifted Sunday.
Air district officials, however, cautioned Bay Area residents that some burning restrictions still apply throughout the year, such as burning garbage or causing excessive visible smoke. Such activity could result in a fine. Read More