The state says the automaker exposed residents to harmful air pollution by intentionally cheating on federal emissions tests.
Politics | Business | Air | Economy | Climate change | Nation | Environment | Health | NW Life | News | Family | local | TransportationOPB | Nov. 4, 2015 10:20 a.m. | Portland
Portland is considering two resolutions that oppose the expansion of any project to transport or store fossil fuels.
New ozone rules from the EPA won't immediately ding Northwest communities, but pollution challenges remain.
Economy | Air | Technology | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 23, 2015 4:19 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
Volkswagen is engulfed in a scandal after admitting to cheating on emissions testing. And that might have Volkswagen owners a little nervous.
Air | Economy | Climate change | Recreation | Health | Communities | Environment | Entertainment | ArtsOPB/EarthFix | Aug. 24, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon
In Ashland, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the “show-must-go-on” mantra of the theater has given way to continuous air quality checks and tough show-time decisions.
News | Entertainment | Air | localOPB | Aug. 22, 2015 6:39 p.m. | Portland
The smoke caused harmful air quality for residents in Southwest Washington and the Willamette Valley.
News | local | Air | EnvironmentOPB | 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.
News | local | Air | EnvironmentOPB | 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.
News | Communities | 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.