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.

Smoke From Wildfires Is Expected In The Willamette Valley And Portland Area

OPB | Aug. 05, 2013 4:37 p.m.

Smoke from the wildfires in southwestern Oregon is expected in the Willamette Valley this week. The National Weather Service is forecasting a wind pattern change.

More Lightning Forecast for Central, Eastern Oregon

OPB | July 31, 2013 2:46 p.m.

In Central and Eastern Oregon, fire crews are preparing for a barrage of lightning that's expected to last through Thursday.

Wildfire Smoke Continues To Pose A Health Risk in Southwest Oregon

OPB | July 31, 2013 12:21 p.m.

Smoke from wildfires continues to pose a health risk in Southwest Oregon.   State officials rate the air from Crater Lake to Cave Junction in the "unhealthy" to "very unhealthy" range.

Air Quality In Cave Junction Has Been Found Hazardous

OPB | July 29, 2013 11:43 a.m.

The air quality in Cave Junction has been found hazardous. It’s in part due to the recent wild fires and dry weather in the southwestern part of the state.

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