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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


Nov. 28, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Testing For Air Toxics In Portland

There are a half-dozen places in Portland where the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality tests for six key air pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act: Carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, ozone, particulate matter and lead. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Air toxics


Nov. 08, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Neighbors Press Daimler Plant To Reduce Air Pollution In North Portland

Neighbors of a Daimler Truck manufacturing facility on Swan Island say the plant is putting out noxious odors that are making them sick. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Good Neighbor Agreement, Daimler Trucks


Oct. 29, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Conference: What Is Oregon Doing About Air Pollution And Climate Change?

The Environmental Law Education Center  is hosting a one-day conference in Portland today to delve into several state programs that are tackling air pollution and climate change. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Climate change, Toxics


July 05, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Q&A: Reducing Toxic Chemicals In Oregon

Kevin Masterson is the toxics coordinator for Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. His main job is to find ways to reduce toxic chemicals in the environment – in air, water and on land.

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Filed under: Air, Sustainability, Water, Environment, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Toxics, Clean Water Act


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


Dec. 30, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Ecotrope's 11 Greatest Hits of 2011

Willamette Week couched their top stories of 2011 under the headline: "We know what you're reading." That's true here, too. Ecotrope tracks every click you make on the site. To close out the year, here are 11 posts that got the most clicks in 2011: Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Energy, Fish & Wildlife, Land, Sustainability, Water


Nov. 30, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Portland's DIY model for reducing air pollution

When the poor air quality around Northwest Portland schools made national headlines in 2009, the complaint department at the ESCO reached its limit. Continue reading →

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



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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