This Year’s Winter Spare The Air Season Tied All-Time Record For Alerts

This Year’s Winter Spare The Air Season Tied All-Time Record For Alerts

The 2013-2014 Winter Spare the Air Season, which ended Feb. 28, tied a record set in 2006-2007 for the most Spare the Air alerts issued,…

Contest For Bay Area Commuters Designed To Get Them Off The Road

Contest For Bay Area Commuters Designed To Get Them Off The Road

Bay Area commuters will have an extra incentive to get off the road next month during a friendly competition designed to improve the region’s air…

Bay Area Experiencing Worst Air Quality Since 2006

Bay Area Experiencing Worst Air Quality Since 2006

The Bay Area is experiencing a winter with some of the worst air quality in years as a fourth consecutive “Winter Spare the Air” day…

Wood Burning Ban Continues Thursday

Wood Burning Ban Continues Thursday

A Bay Area wood-burning ban that continued into the New Year will remain in effect on Thursday, officials from the Bay Area Air Quality Management…

Your New Year Will Begin Without Flames: Spare The Air Day Declared For Tuesday

Your New Year Will Begin Without Flames: Spare The Air Day Declared For Tuesday

New Year’s Eve will be another Winter Spare the Air day, so those planning to pop open a bottle of Champagne next to a roaring…

Bay Area Residents Must Spare The Air For 20th Time This Season

Bay Area Residents Must Spare The Air For 20th Time This Season

More air will be spared on Friday, as a series of “Winter Spare the Air” alerts issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District…

Boxing Day Burn Ban Is 19th Spare The Air Day Of Season

Boxing Day Burn Ban Is 19th Spare The Air Day Of Season

The fourth consecutive “Winter Spare the Air” alert has been issued for Thursday. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s announcement today means that wood,…

Bay Area Wood Burning Banned For Christmas Eve, Maybe Christmas Day

Bay Area Wood Burning Banned For Christmas Eve, Maybe Christmas Day

Put away the chestnuts; the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that wood burning will be banned in the region on Christmas Eve—and…

You’ll Be Shocked To Hear That Monday’s Another Spare The Air Day

You’ll Be Shocked To Hear That Monday’s Another Spare The Air Day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Winter Spare the Air alert for Monday, its 16th alert this season. The Spare the…

Let’s Just Make It A Spare The Air Winter So We Don’t Have To Keep Writing These Things

Let’s Just Make It A Spare The Air Winter So We Don’t Have To Keep Writing These Things

Another “Spare the Air” alert has been issued for the Bay Area on Monday, banning fires and wood burning for the ninth straight day. The…

No Friday Night Fires: Sixth Consecutive Spare The Air Day Called

No Friday Night Fires: Sixth Consecutive Spare The Air Day Called

Yet again, Bay Area residents are being asked to leave their fireplaces and wood stoves unlit during a sixth consecutive “Winter Spare the Air” day…

Fifth Spare The Air Day In A Row Declared For Thursday

Fifth Spare The Air Day In A Row Declared For Thursday

For the fifth day in a row, Bay Area residents on Thursday will have to refrain from lighting up the fireplace or other wood burning…

Air Pollution Remains At Unhealthy Levels, Another Spare The Air Day Declared For Wednesday

Air Pollution Remains At Unhealthy Levels, Another Spare The Air Day Declared For Wednesday

A Winter Spare the Air Day has been issued for Wednesday, banning wood fires throughout the region for another 24-hour period, according to the Bay…

It’s Another Spare The Air Day Tuesday

It’s Another Spare The Air Day Tuesday

Another Winter Spare the Air Day has been called for Tuesday, prohibiting all wood burning in the Bay Area for another 24-hour period, according to…

Stagnant Weather Pattern Prompts Another Spare The Air Day Monday

Stagnant Weather Pattern Prompts Another Spare The Air Day Monday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued its sixth Winter Spare the Air alert for today, banning all wood burning throughout the region….

Spare The Air Day Declared For Sunday

Though the weather on Sunday is expected to be frightful, fires won’t be an option for Bay Area residents looking to keep warm. The Bay…

Crude Concerns: Environmental Groups Advocate Against Bay Area Oil Companies’ Plans To Expand

Crude Concerns: Environmental Groups Advocate Against Bay Area Oil Companies’ Plans To Expand

Several oil companies around the Bay Area are proposing upgrades or additions to their facilities, but environmental advocates said today that the projects will endanger…

Forget The Fire: Friday’s Another Spare The Air Day

Forget The Fire: Friday’s Another Spare The Air Day

A Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Friday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, banning wood burning in the region….

Unhealthy Levels Of Pollution Prompt Another Spare The Air Day Tuesday

Unhealthy Levels Of Pollution Prompt Another Spare The Air Day Tuesday

A Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday—the second straight day wood burning has been banned by the Bay Area Air Quality…

Put Out That Fire: Monday’s A Spare The Air Day

Put Out That Fire: Monday’s A Spare The Air Day

The first Spare the Air alert of the winter season has been issued for Monday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. A cold…

Winter Spare The Air Season Begins

Winter Spare The Air Season Begins

Burning wood in the Bay Area will be illegal on certain days during the Winter Spare the Air season, which begins Friday, according to air…

Bay Area Leaders Approve Long-Term Population Growth Plan After Contentious Meeting

Bay Area Leaders Approve Long-Term Population Growth Plan After Contentious Meeting

A coalition of Bay Area leaders late Thursday night approved a long-term regional plan meant to accommodate population growth over the next few decades while…