If walking the hills of San Francisco to get to your parked car leaves you totally breathless, well, sadly, it's you, not the city.
The American Lung Association this morning released its latest air report, showing that San Francisco has some pretty damn clean air. Not only did we "pass" our annual ... More >>
Republicans are just paranoidWashington Republicans say they're shocked -- shocked that San Francisco restaurants obtained healthcare reform waivers handed out last month by the federal Department of Health and Human Services. They've even spun a conspiracy theory that says Congresswoman Na ... More >>
You! Put it out! Last month, SF Weekly reported on just what happens if you light a fire on a Spare the Air Day: They ask you not to. Then, if you're busted a second time, you're out $400. And while the Bay Area Air Quality Management District uses the term "wood fires," there's a broad variety o ... More >>
You are so bustedToday, for those who care to know, is a Spare the Air Day. In communicating this news, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District used terms such as "illegal" when describing the burning of wood -- and noted that locals "must" not do so. As that vocabulary would imply, this isn ... More >>
Bikesharing: crazy, right? The expense, the hills, the repairs, the theft -- it seems like it would never, in a million years, work.
Except it does, in plenty of cities from Montreal to Budapest to Washington, D.C. And it's getting a little embarrassing that San Francisco isn't one of them.
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It's not grilling weather after allIt took the waning and passing of summer for summer weather to arrive in San Francisco. And with hot weather comes Spare the Air Days. You don't get free rides on public transit anymore on Spare the Air days. In fact, all you get for free these days is advice. L ... More >>
Automobile recycling, billed as a "green" industry, is actually a poorly regulated polluter that produces dangerous toxic waste, according to a new report by an East Bay environmental group."It's not as bad as third-world computer scrapping, but it's close," said Denny Larson, who runs a nonprofi ... More >>
HarvimalhiGuess what? You still have to pay for this, no matter how hot and filthy it gets.Aside from people dressing sexy, what advantages are there for us on blazing hot days with crappy air conditions? "Spare the Air Days" used to get you a free ride on Bay Area public transportation; you coul ... More >>
Spare what's left of the air...The year's first "Spare the Air Day" warning has been issued for Monday. Sorry, you won't get a free ride on public transit -- unless you're unethical. But you are encouraged to avoid driving if possible (on this very short warning), not dawdle needlessly out of doo ... More >>
Oops, they did it again. Lennar, the company that drew activist hellfire for failing to control dust in Bayview during the early stages of its construction at the Hunters Point Shipyard, is now facing fines for similar dust violations in Arizona.
The company will have to pay the Environmental Prot ... More >>
Not the preferred method of transportation on ThursdayIf you don't want to contribute to noxious ground-level ozone pollution that will suffocate (or at least irritate the lungs) of your fellow man, leave your car at home on Thursday.Yeah, yeah, you say you've been dealt enough guilt for driving ... More >>
While no journalist likes to get beaten to the punch on a story, we were actually glad to read other writers' online postings about the freshly laid fertilizer smell choking San Franciscans on Friday. Strolling from our Mission Bay office to a SOMA watering hole, we repeatedly checked our jacket. ... More >>