The Bay Area Air Quality Management District today issued its 13th “Spare the Air” alert of 2022 due to high pollution.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
‘Spare the Air’ alert in Berkeley extended through Tuesday
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing the alert because of pollution from wood burning.
How wildfires affect air quality in the Bay Area and what to do to protect yourself
How do wildfires affect air pollution? How bad is smoke for my health? How do I track air quality and protect myself from smoke?
‘Spare the Air’ alert issued Tuesday for Berkeley
A combination of wildfire smoke and vehicle exhaust has the Bay Area Air Quality Management District urging people to limit driving.
Is my fireplace illegal? And other burning questions about wood smoke
Fireplaces and fire pits are the largest sources of unhealthy pollution in the winter. Here are the rules and recommendations around burning wood and sparing the air.
Wildfire season complicates efforts to keep Berkeley schools safe from COVID-19
On bad air days, schools are instructed to close windows and doors and let the air purifiers work. But during the pandemic, that solution comes with its own problems.
Air quality alert issued as wildfire smoke descends on Bay Area
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups in much of the Bay Area, and unhealthy for everyone at higher elevations.
Berkeleyside’s wildfire guide: Everything you need to know to prepare for and survive wildfires
Preparation advice, evacuation guidance and answers to your questions about air quality, power outages and defending your property.
Don’t toss your masks: How to use N95s and other air filters for fire season
In Berkeley and beyond, it’s not too soon to prepare for unhealthy air days.
What’s causing the stinky, sulfur smell tormenting people in Northwest Berkeley?
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District filed a violation against Berkeley Asphalt on Dec. 8 in response to complaints of a “burning, sulfurous” odor.
Bay Area wildfires are affecting air quality in Berkeley. Here are tips to protect your health
Wildfire season is upon us and the air quality locally will be very poor for the foreseeable future according to weather experts.
Update: Air quality in Berkeley has improved; now listed as ‘moderate’
Air quality in the city has been improving steadily over the day Monday, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s monitor in West Berkeley. As of noon, the rating was listed as moderate.