Fires that have devastated parts of northern California are sending smoky air into southern and central Oregon.
At every income level, people of color are still exposed to more air pollution than white people, a study from the University of Washington finds.
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Harvest season is in full swing in Oregon and Washington. But with wildfires burning hundreds of thousands of acres, many Pacific Northwest growers are concerned about their crops.
If this week’s wildfire smoke left residents mistaking Lane County for another planet, that may be since the pollution was unmatched in modern county history.
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As climate change plays out in the Northwest, more smoky, unhealthy air will come along with hotter, drier summers and bigger wildfires.
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The National Weather Service says rain in the forecast will be crucial to firefighting efforts before the heat returns at the end of the week.
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Forecasts predict smoke will keep coming and continue to blanket Washington and Oregon throughout the weekend.