Fire Creates Smoke Hazard In Willamette Valley

OPB |Sept. 15, 2014 11:32 a.m.

A 2,000 acre wildfire burning east of Estacada is sending up a comparatively amounts of smoke.

Deschutes County Requests Air Quality Exemption For Prescribed Burns

OPB |Sept. 01, 2014 8:17 a.m.

Deschutes County has asked the state to consider increasing the amount of smoke allowed in the air during prescribed fire burns.

Wildfire Smoke Continues To Hurt Air Quality In South, Central Oregon

OPB |July 21, 2014 12:25 p.m.

Air quality continues to deteriorate in parts of central and southern Oregon as the wildfires blaze.

Officials Warn Wildfire Smoke Can Be Dangerous For Some

OPB |July 17, 2014 5 p.m.

Wildfires are raging across Oregon. While officials are concerned with containing the fires, they warn that smoky air can be dangerous for some people.

Long Drives Give Central Ore. Town A Big Carbon Footprint

AP |Jan. 27, 2014 11:37 a.m.

If you look over a new map showing average annual household carbon footprint by ZIP code, there's a surprise in what sticks out in Central Oregon.

Portland Volunteers Mark MLK Day With 'Day Of Service'

OPB |Jan. 20, 2014 1:31 p.m.

About two dozen people showed up to help clear blackberry bushes from an organic farm next to Tryon Creek in Southwest Portland.

Commissioners Ban Tobacco Use On Umatilla County Properties

OPB |Jan. 02, 2014 3:44 p.m.

Umatilla County Commissioners have passed a ban on the use of tobacco on all county-owned properties -- indoor and outdoor. The new policy will be phased in over the next six months.

News Review: Oregon Joins Other States In Taking EPA To The Woodshed

News-Review |Nov. 04, 2013 2:06 a.m.

Oregon and six other states are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it has failed to limit pollution from wood stoves, a common heating source in Douglas County.

Q&A: Climate Change, Wildfires And The Pacific Northwest

OPB |Oct. 01, 2013 3:28 p.m.

When we think about climate change, we often think about the health of the entire planet. But it could also bring specific health risks to people in the Pacific Northwest.

State Odor Strategy Aims To Standardize Stink Enforcement

OPB |Aug. 15, 2013 12:33 p.m.

Oregonians bothered by stinky, industrial neighbors may be happy to hear that state regulators have published a new Nuisance Odor Strategy meant to better address the problems.

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