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Second Portland Glass-Maker Suspends Use Of Cadmium

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 9, 2016 9:30 a.m.

A second glass-making company in Portland has voluntarily suspended its use of cadmium in response to tests showing elevated levels of the metal in nearby moss.

Communities | Health | Air | Environment

Portland Heavy Metals Emissions Linked To Glass Facility

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 4, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Portland

A glass facility in Southeast Portland has suspended the use of cadmium and arsenic in its operations following the revelation that testing found unhealthy levels of those metals in the air nearby.

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Health Officials Find Heavy Metals In Southeast Portland Air

OPB | Feb. 3, 2016 5:43 p.m. | Portland

Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality found elevated levels of cadmium and arsenic.

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Washington Bill Would Prohibit Agency From Setting Carbon Cap

AP | Jan. 19, 2016 3:25 p.m. | Seattle

The Republican-backed bill would stop state regulators from adopting new emissions rules without direction from the Legislature.

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Big Carbon Polluters Face New Emissions Rule In Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 6, 2016 12:03 p.m. | Seattle

New carbon pollution rules in Washington will pack the biggest wallop for cement makers, oil refiners and paper mills.

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Portland: Ending Veterans Homelessness Is Within Reach

OPB | Dec. 31, 2015 3:01 p.m.

The city of Portland says it is close to its goal of housing every homeless veteran by the end of 2015.

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Air Stagnation Advisory In Effect For Most Of Oregon

The Register-Guard | Dec. 31, 2015 10:36 a.m.

Several Egan Warming Centers will be open from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Thursday evening and remain on standby Friday through Monday.


New Rice Could Help Reduce Global Greenhouse Gases

Northwest Public Radio | Dec. 16, 2015 noon

Rice paddies are one of the biggest sources of global methane emissions — a potent greenhouse gas. Now, researchers have found a way to nearly eliminate methane emissions from rice paddies.

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San Fransisco Mayor Pitches 'Renewable Diesel' To Portland, Seattle

OPB | Dec. 11, 2015 3:57 p.m.

San Francisco's mayor announced his city's fleet of trucks now run on a controversial second-generation biofuel known as renewable diesel.

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Washington Takes Legal Action Over Volkswagen's Diesel Pollution

OPB | Nov. 16, 2015 4 p.m.

The state says the automaker exposed residents to harmful air pollution by intentionally cheating on federal emissions tests.