air quality

Want cleaner air? Get some houseplants

Question: I am concerned about the air quality within our home, especially in the winter when windows are not left open. A friend advises that houseplants could help purify the ind ...

Smoke in Auburn caused by 400,000 acres of burning land

AUBURN CA - If you noticed smoke Wednesday in Auburn, it was drifting from a string of fires moving toward the foothill region from the north. Fire crews were responding to fires ...

Noon Hour Update: Robbers Fire continues; air quality concerns and food for families

Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Friday edition ...

School buses clean up their act

The familiar puff of black exhaust that follows school buses around town is about to disappear. The Mid Placer Public Schools Transportation Agency completed retrofitting 21 school ...

Clean air grant projects will range from boats to bicycles

Placer County’s clean-air district is divvying up $1 million in funding to projects ranging from greener engines on North Tahoe cruise boats to building more city of Auburn bike ...

Smoky air cancels Better Breathers meeting

Rather than risking patient exposure to the smoky air, LaDonna Fukuyama canceled Thursday’s meeting for Better Breathers. “Since the last week in July, I’ve canceled my clas ...

Placer County air worst on record

The Placer County Air Quality Index (AQI) of 262 recorded on June 26 is the highest and most unhealthy since AQI has been reported. Current air quality in the Auburn area is ranked ...

Therapist likens breathing Auburn air these days to smoking cigarettes

Breathing Auburn air Monday could be compared to smoking a cigarette. Faye Lloyd, a respiratory therapist with Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital for nine years, compares the current sm ...