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The earth’s surface and ocean temperatures are rising, with the 1990’s the warmest decade on record. Today, most scientists agree that man made (or anthropogenic) sources of greenhouse gases are, at least partly, to blame. The largest source of greenhouse gases in the Bay Area is mobile sources. Carbon dioxide is the most abundant of the greenhouse gases; however, other gases like methane and nitrous oxide are also involved.

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What is RSS?

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a standardized format for delivering frequently updated web content. RSS feeds often provide headlines along with summaries or full content, meta data such as dates and authors, and links to the original articles. RSS feeds on BAAQMD.gov are indicated by the orange RSS icon followed by the letters RSS: RSS(RSS)

Standard Feeds (3)

1. Spare the Air Alert Status RSS(RSS)
The Air District declares Spare the Air Alerts on days when air quality is forecast to be unhealthy. The Spare the Air Alert Status RSS feed provides daily notifications on the Alert Status. For more information, see the Spare the Air Everyday program.
Other methods of notification for Spare the Air Alerts:
Sign up to receive AirAlerts via email or use the Spare the Air Alert Status Widget on your Website.
2. Air Quality Forecast RSS(RSS)
The Air District issues a daily air quality forecast that predicts air pollution levels for the coming five-day period. This forecast uses the U.S. EPA's Air Quality Index scale. For forecasting purposes, cities in the Bay Area have been divided into five reporting zones.
3. Open Burn Status RSS(RSS)
Open burning is generally prohibited within the jurisdiction of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District with regulated exceptions which provide permissive burn periods for certain fires. Most allowable fires are limited to Burn Days, as declared by the Air District, when conditions allow for dispersion of smoke to minimize the impact on public health. The Open Burn Status RSS feed provides daily notifications on permissive burn periods for allowable fires.

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1. Board of Directors Meetings: Video Podcasts Archive RSS(MP4, RSS)
Some BAAQMD Board Meetings are made available to the public via live Webcasts. Webcast meetings are made available as Video Podcasts with an RSS feed.
2. Board of Directors Meetings:Audio Podcasts Archive RSS(MP3, RSS)
Webcast meetings are also made available as Audio Podcasts with an RSS feed.
Additional Media Files:
Audio files for non-Webcast meetings are available for Board of Directors meetings. Audio files are also available for the Advisory Council meetings.

Last Updated: 10/5/2012