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Alarming Study of Garbage Patch

By Peter Fimrite Illustration by John Blanchard / The Chronicle The giant mass of floating plastic that has imperiled birds and wildlife between San Francisco and Hawaii contains 1.8 trillion pieces of trash covering an area nearly four times the size of California — significantly bigger than previously thought — and it is growing, a […]

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  • by BPC Staff
  • onAugust 17, 2015

Spare the Air Alert – Monday, August 17, 2015

BAAQMD is forecasting today’s Air Quality Index to be unhealthy, due to increased levels of ground-level ozone. People with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else should limit prolonged outdoor exertion. Ozone can aggravate asthma, cause short term breathing difficulties, and cause lung inflammation. Help reduce the amount of air […]

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