Environment | News | Air

Northwest Residents, With Wood To Burn, Among Top Polluters

AP | 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.

Environment | Transportation | Air

Opponents of Leaded Aviation Fuel Could Be In For Long Wait

OPB | Feb. 17, 2015 noon

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.

Environment | Land | News | Water | Air

EPA Report Details Oregon Chemical Releases

Statesman Journal | Jan. 26, 2015 1:12 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The quantity of toxic chemicals released to Oregon's air, land and water decreased by 18 percent in 2013, according to new data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

News | Air

Q&A: Oil Trains In The Northwest

OPB | Jan. 15, 2015 5:15 p.m.

EarthFix reporter Ashley Ahearn talked to OPB's Spencer Raymond about what happened Thursday when Washington lawmakers held their first hearings on oil train safety concerns.

News | Air

High Levels Of Radon In Many Parts Of Oregon

OPB | Jan. 6, 2015 2:11 p.m. | Portland

Oregon health officials released new findings Tuesday, showing high levels of radon in many parts of the state. Radon is an invisible, naturally-occurring gas that can cause lung cancer.

local | News | Air

Statesman Journal: Air Quality Warning In Effect For Much Of Oregon

Statesman Journal | Dec. 31, 2014 11:37 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

An air quality advisory is in effect through Sunday for most of Oregon due to cold temperatures and stagnation.

Politics | News | Climate change | Air

Q&A: United States And China Announce New Greenhouse Gas Goals

OPB | Nov. 12, 2014 2:56 p.m.

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping just announced new goals to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The deal has been called "historic." But critics say it will hurt the U.S. economy.

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Deschutes County Commissioners Push For More Controlled Burns

OPB | Oct. 27, 2014 9:59 p.m. | Portland

Fire season is over but Central Oregon residents may still see more smoke in the air this fall. Deschutes County Commissioners are pushing to increase the number of controlled burns in the area.

Environment | News | Air | local

Fire Creates Smoke Hazard In Willamette Valley

OPB | Sept. 15, 2014 11:32 a.m. | Portland

A 2,000 acre wildfire burning east of Estacada is sending up a comparatively amounts of smoke.

Forestry | Air

Deschutes County Requests Air Quality Exemption For Prescribed Burns

OPB | Sept. 1, 2014 8:17 a.m.

Deschutes County has asked the state to consider increasing the amount of smoke allowed in the air during prescribed fire burns.