Smoke from multiple Northern California wildfires is mixing with the marine layer in the Bay Area, creating thick smog and blocking the sun. An air quality advisory is in effect in Alameda County.
Wildfire season is upon us and the air quality locally will be very poor for the foreseeable future according to weather experts.
While many Berkeley residents are aware of the danger of earthquakes, few consider that they are at risk for a megafire, which could spread from the hills to the flats in minutes.
The devastating Northern California wildfires the past two years has Berkeley talking about accelerating its Climate Action Plan to head off the greater impacts of climate change.
The LNU and CZU Lightning complex fires have caused hazardous working conditions, endangered structures and prevented harvesting on farms that sell at Berkeley’s three weekly markets.
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“You have lived the same horror,” said Flanagan, who is appearing in a live program with the Bay Area Book Festival this evening.
A red flag warning has been issued for the Berkeley Hills and several other Bay Area regions from 1 p.m. Thursday to Saturday at 6 a.m.
As fires up north destroy neighborhoods and displace thousands, many in Berkeley are wondering where to donate and seek information.