Tag Archives: San Joaquin Valley

Wildfires create unhealthy air for Valley

The haze hanging over much of the Central Valley region is expected to continue through the foreseeable future because of wildfires raging in the area and has officials warning residents of the potentially hazardous health consequences. Three large wildfires, the … Continue reading

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Air pollution: a dark cloud of filth poisons the world’s cities 

The number of annual deaths caused by pollution around the world is now greater than malaria and HIV combined, according to a recent study, with scientists warning that fatalities could reach 6 million a year by 2050 During these cold … Continue reading

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Breathe deep: Valley air quality has best July in two decades

July hasn’t been so nice since 1995 in the San Joaquin Valley. We’re talking about dirty air, and the lack of it last month. For 21 days last month, the air did not exceed the eight-hour federal health standard for … Continue reading

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Tracy fire continues to impact air quality in three counties

A biomass fire near Tracy continues to produce significant smoke impacts, affecting the air quality in three counties. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District said the smoke from the fire is being sent to San Joaquin, Stanislaus and … Continue reading

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Spike In California Air Pollution Brings Reminder Of Bad Old Days

The brown haze over California’s San Joaquin Valley breadbasket on some winter days has been an unwelcome reminder of the bad old days, when pollution hung so thickly that people were warned to stay inside. Years of tight environmental rules … Continue reading

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Air quality alert California

Air quality officials are warning San Joaquin Valley residents of potential health hazards due to increasing ozone levels and smoke from lingering wildfires. It’s the second air quality alert the valley air pollution control district has issued this year. Officials … Continue reading

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California – Fires Prompt Air Quality Warning

Air quality officials are warning San Joaquin Valley residents of potential health hazards because of increasing ozone levels and smoke from lingering wildfires. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District issued an air alert, the second this year, on … Continue reading

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Air pollution control alert from Lodi to Bakersfield

The San Joaquin Valley from Lodi to Bakersfield has been designated as an area of high air pollution through Wednesday. Residents should avoid idling when dropping off or picking up students, and they should refrain from using drive-through services, according … Continue reading

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