Floodwater caused most of the damage when Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast a year ago. But that region's air quality was also harmed when the Category 4 hurricane swept through the U.S. oil refining and chemical heartland.
Dashcam footage posted by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office shows deputies responding to reports of a bear trapped in the back of a sedan parked in a residential driveway in South Lake Tahoe. An officer used nonlethal beanbag rounds to break the rear window, freeing the bear.
Anyone who came in contact with a bat at a campground in the Auburn State Recreation Area from Aug. 1 to 3 is being advised to seek immediate medical attention due to possible rabies exposure, according to state park and public health officials.
Satellite images and forecasts from the National Weather Service show that smoke from Northern California’s massive, raging wildfires is carrying as far east as New York City. The smoke layer reaching the East Coast is about a mile high and likely does not pose a significant hazard, the NWS says.
The Sacramento region is about to get a brief break from smoky skies, the National Weather Service says. A weak weather system will break down a high-pressure ridge that’s been sitting over the area for five days. Winds are expected to help clear the air through Saturday.
Spare the Air day continues Thursday as smoke from northern California wildfires continues to affect air quality in the Sacramento region. Haze and moderately poor air conditions remain in the forecast through early next week.
President Donald Trump’s Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, it’s considering opening 1.6 million acres of public lands in Fresno, San Luis Obispo and other California counties to oil production and fracking.
Local air and weather experts and health officials are warning Sacramento residents to check local air quality reports before going outside. Experts have generally seen improved conditions during the evening and worsened conditions in the afternoon.
Wildfire smoke that has clogged much of Northern California has affected the way area high school sports teams conduct outdoor activities in Placer County, Grass Valley, Sacramento and throughout the Sac-Joaquin Section
The California Air Resources Board released a plan Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, to force automakers to comply with the state’s strict air pollution rules even as the Trump administration seeks to roll back the standards and weaken California’s authority.