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.
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 is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups in much of the Bay Area, and unhealthy for everyone at higher elevations.
How do wildfires affect air pollution? How bad is smoke for my health? How do I track air quality and protect myself from smoke?
Preparation advice, evacuation guidance and answers to your questions about air quality, power outages and defending your property.
In Berkeley and beyond, it’s not too soon to prepare for unhealthy air days.
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.
Wildfire season is upon us and the air quality locally will be very poor for the foreseeable future according to weather experts.
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.
The air quality in Berkeley worsened throughout the day on Thursday.
Ash from a wildfire is creating hazy skies and a dusting of ash on cars, decks, and yards. Air quality officials advise that people stay indoors and shut their windows.
The elevated fire risk is expected to persist through Sunday morning.