Environment | News | Air | localOPB | July 17, 2015 10:22 a.m.
Federal forest managers say drones flown by hobbyists and photographers have interfered with firefighting efforts at least eight times this year, in California, Washington, Colorado, Utah, and Minnesota.
Environment | News | Air | localOPB | July 7, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Portland
NASA said the blanket of smoke is coming from the the Boulder Creek Fire complex that’s been burning since June northeast of Vancouver and now cover about 58 square miles.
Communities | News | AirOPB | July 1, 2015 6 p.m. | Portland
In a settlement it reached Wednesday, the Oregon Department of Agriculture agreed to drop $20,000 in fines against a pilot who misled the state during an investigation into herbicide drift.
Energy | Environment | News | AirAP | June 10, 2015 11:45 a.m. | BILLINGS, Mont.
A federal appeals court has struck down pollution rules intended to reduce haze in the atmosphere from the burning of coal in Montana for electricity consumed across the Pacific Northwest.
Energy | Water | Environment | Air | TransportationOPB | May 26, 2015 6:45 p.m. | Portland
The push for cleaner fuels in Oregon and Washington has led to proposals that would bring the region more crude oil and a new refinery along the Columbia River.
Environment | News | AirAP | April 16, 2015 7:48 a.m.
Gov. Kate Brown announced a $1.5 million program to replace old wood stoves and fireplaces in two Oregon counties.
A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol was lifted after about two hours Saturday following a suicide by a man carrying a protest sign.
Environment | News | AirAP | March 8, 2015 11:45 a.m.
Oregon, Idaho, and Washington residents are among the top polluters in the nation when it comes to fine particle emissions from burning wood to heat homes.
The EPA has yet to declare an “endangerment finding” for leaded aviation fuel, meaning it hasn’t said whether aircraft emissions are endangering public health or welfare.