Tag Archives: Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Corvin Busche, a student at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences in Germany studying Oakland's homeless community, sits in front of a homeless encampment in Oakland. He said that he could see a thin layer of white ash from the smoke caused by the wildfires. “It was like making a fire in the woods,” he said.

Volunteers distribute respiratory masks to the homeless in Oakland

Volunteers from Oakland-based organizations are distributing respiratory masks to homeless people in Oakland to stave off poor air quality caused by historic wildfires in California's Wine Country.
Students at Brookfield Elementary School in East Oakland play on the school's blacktop after school. A vegetation barrier was installed at the school by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to reduce air pollution at the school, which is situated by one of the busiest freeways in the Bay Area.

Environmental barrier gives students at one Oakland school a chance at fresh air

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several Bay Area-based organizations have planted a vegetation barrier to try to reduce air pollution at an East Oakland elementary school.
An activist brandishes a picket in front of a passing tractor-trailer.

Despite a roar of support, Port of Oakland truckers meet resistance in negotiations

Frustrated truck drivers rolled into downtown yesterday as their representatives met with state and city officials.

‘Mega-crematorium’ still sparking controversy

Community activists and environmentalists want the City of Oakland to permanently block a proposed giant crematory proposed near the airport.
People boarding the free Broadway shuttle in Oakland

Despite cuts, operators of the Free B shuttle hope to keep the free rides coming

Now that one of the primary funders of Oakland’s Free Broadway Shuttle has decided to cut its contribution to the program by half, those who work with the shuttle say they’re optimistic it will continue,...

Profitable transportation agency votes to leave Oakland

Amidst pleas by city officials to remain in Oakland, the Bay Area Toll Authority voted 8-6 to purchase a new building in San Francisco, where the agency will locate its new headquarters.
cyclist

The Great Race for Clean Air asks commuters to step out of the car

Thousands of Bay Area commuters will forego their solo morning drive in September and October after the 2011 Great Race for Clean Air kicks off this Thursday. For the next two months, employees will be...