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Dec. 31, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Negotiating With Your Neighborhood Polluter

You don't have to wait for new regulations to get cleaner air in your neighborhood. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Air pollution, Outside The Box Stars


Aug. 24, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Keep Your Car Or Buy A More Efficient One?

Hooray! I was googling all over the place and finally found this interactive tool that steps you though the process of deciding whether it's more eco-friendly to get a more fuel-efficient car or keep the one you've got. Continue reading →

Filed under: Transportation, Air pollution


Aug. 23, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

What's Your Car's Air Pollution Score?

Thanks to OPB's Amanda Peacher for filling for me on the blog last week. In case you missed it, she posted a link to a slideshow of people who live car-free. Continue reading →

Filed under: Transportation, Air pollution


May 30, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Is Portland’s air safe to breathe?

About 30 people came to learn whether their air is safe to breathe last night in North Portland, where the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality held the second of four information sessions about toxic air pollutionin the metropolitan area. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Air pollution, Clean Air Act


May 30, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

In Portland: More Maps Of Toxic Air Pollutants

I was on Think Out Loud yesterday talking about the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's report on toxic air pollutants in the Portland metro area. As I wrote on the blog last week, most of the toxins DEQ has mapped are coming from everyday sources: Our cars, trucks, lawn mowers, construction equipment and wood stoves. Metal foundries were the main industrial sources of these toxins, and their emissions of toxic metals tend to stay close to the neighborhood. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Air pollution, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality


May 25, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Mapping Portland’s Everyday Air Toxics

Will Portland's air be safe to breathe in 2017? Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Air pollution, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality


March 09, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Video: Lichen as a 'billboard' of air pollution

Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Air pollution, Oregon Field Journal, U.S. Forest Service


March 08, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Using lichen to set air pollution controls

The U.S. Forest Service released a new study showing lichen could help set national air pollution standards based on how much nitrogen the small plant can tolerate: Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Air pollution


Oct. 07, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

How to rack up $100 million in Clean Air Act fines

Did anyone else's jaw drop when they heard the potential fines for the Portland General Electric's alleged Clean Air Act violation at the Boardman coal-fired power plant? Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Air pollution, Boardman power plant, Clean Air Act, Environmental Protection Agency, Portland General Electric


Oct. 06, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

EPA: Boardman coal plant has been violating pollution rules since 1998

The Environmental Protection Agency says the Portland General Electric Boardman coal-fired power plant has been violating Clean Air Act pollution-control rules for more than a decade. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Air pollution, Boardman power plant, Portland General Electric



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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