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Forecasts predict smoke will keep coming and continue to blanket Washington and Oregon throughout the weekend.
Portland State University, the city of Portland and Multnomah County announced plans Wednesday to spend $125,000 on a two-year study of the city’s toxic air pollution.
The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to approve new air pollution restrictions for colored glassmakers statewide.
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Neighbors of the Daimler Trucks manufacturing plant on Swan Island protested the opening of the company's new corporate headquarters in Portland Tuesday.
Bullseye Glass has announced it plans to resume using cadmium in its glassmaking operation now that the company has installed a pollution control device to reduce harmful emissions.
Air testing conducted early this month near two Portland glassmakers shows no urgent health risks, according to the Oregon Health Authority.
Uroboros Glass has signed an agreement with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality that prohibits the use of cadmium, chromium and nickel to protect public health until pollution controls can be installed on the company's furnaces.
The U.S. Forest Service found a dirty secret hiding in Portland’s trees: Toxic hot spots of airborne heavy metals. The discovery has a lot of people talking about testing tree moss for air pollution.
Since the discovery of heavy metals pollution coming from an artistic glass manufacturer in Portland, Washington regulators have taken a close look at a similar facility near Seattle. So far, they say, they’re not worried.
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.
Neighborhoods where non-English speaking Latinos live tend to have the most toxic air quality, according to new research out of Washington State University.
Monday's Supreme Court decision to reject the Environmental Protection Agency's air pollution rules won't have any immediate effect on Northwest power plants, and its long-term effects are still unclear.
Hooray! I was googling all over the place and finally found this interactive tool that steps you though the process of deciding whether it's more eco-friendly to get a more fuel-efficient car or keep the one you've got.
About 30 people came to learn whether their air is safe to breathe last night in North Portland, where the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality held the second of four information sessions about toxic air pollutionin the metropolitan area.
I was on Think Out Loud yesterday talking about the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's report on toxic air pollutants in the Portland metro area. As I wrote on the blog last week, most of the toxins DEQ has mapped are coming from everyday sources: Our cars, trucks, lawn mowers, construction equipment and wood stoves. Metal foundries were the main ...