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People Of Color Are Living With More Polluted Air Than Whites Are

KUOW/EarthFix | Sept. 14, 2017 3:38 p.m. | Seattle

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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Smoke From Wildfires Worries Northwest Winemakers, Farmers

OPB | Sept. 11, 2017 8:30 a.m.

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.

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Lane County Air Pollution Reached Unprecedented Levels Last Week

The Register-Guard | Sept. 8, 2017 1:33 p.m.

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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Climate Change Is Making Smoky, Unhealthy Air More Common

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 7, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

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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Rain In Forecast Crucial For Eagle Creek Fire's Next Few Days

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 8:23 a.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

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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2017 Hottest August On Record In Portland, Salem And It Ain't Over

OPB | Sept. 1, 2017 8:22 a.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service says last month was the hottest August on record for Portland and Salem.

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Wildfire Smoke In Western Oregon Expected To Ease Tuesday

OPB | Aug. 29, 2017 noon | Portland

Smoke from wildfires in Southern Oregon is expected to clear in the Willamette Valley on Tuesday as winds shift to the southwest. 

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Wildfire Smoke From Canada Expected To Keep On Coming Into Washington And Oregon

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 2, 2017 5:45 p.m.

Forecasts predict smoke will keep coming and continue to blanket Washington and Oregon throughout the weekend.

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Fumes From Oregon Plant Smell Like 'Dead Flesh,' Locals Claim

East Oregonian | July 18, 2017 7:34 a.m.

The company, DEQ and City of Stanfield are aware of the problem but offer no specific timeline for odor mitigation.

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Bullseye Glass Cleared On Air Pollution Issues

Portland Tribune | July 7, 2017 9:23 a.m.

Bullseye Glass Co., a Southeast Portland company that makes stained glass, has passed tests that show its air emissions now meet health guidelines.