Fires that have devastated parts of northern California are sending smoky air into southern and central Oregon.
If this week’s wildfire smoke left residents mistaking Lane County for another planet, that may be since the pollution was unmatched in modern county history.
News | Environment | localThe Register-Guard | Sept. 2, 2017 11:23 a.m.
Lane County Public Health posted an advisory online Friday warning residents to brace for extreme heat and smoke.
Air | News | Environment | localOPB/EarthFix | June 29, 2017 3:28 p.m. | Portland
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is now in search of a new way to pay for the governor’s clean air initiative.
Environment | News | Arts | local | Business | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemOPB | Sept. 28, 2016 3:22 p.m. | Portland
Portland-based glass maker Uroboros announced Wednesday it will discontinue operations in 2017 barring its sale, according to a news release.
Lead test results are in for nearly 200 people who live and work near Bullseye Glass in Southeast Portland. So far, none of them shows lead levels that would require medical care or follow-up.
Air | News | Arts | local | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemOPB | May 21, 2016 2:07 a.m. | Portland
Bullseye, a Portland art glass maker, responded to the state environmental agency's cease-and-desist order after an accusation that the company emitted dangerous levels of lead.
The Portland company Precision Castparts has been under scrutiny for pollution. It says its spending $17 million on new environmental controls, but one upgrade is the result of a settlement.
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 national air health group has repeatedly dinged the county for the periodic short-term rises in particulate air pollution, caused by woodstoves or forest fires.
With the concern about heavy metals in Portland’s air, another risk is pricking the minds of those sporting tattoos: do they contain heavy metals?
Air | News | Environment | Health | local | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemOPB | April 1, 2016 4:05 p.m. | Portland
Health officials say there was a small but significant increase in the number of bladder cancers in North Portland over five years — between 1999 and 2003.
News | Environment | NW Life | Science | Air | local | Health | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemOPB | March 9, 2016 3:13 p.m. | Portland
The announcement comes after weeks of concern following a study of moss and air that found arsenic levels 159 times higher than is considered safe, and cadmium levels 49 times higher.
Seven plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit against Bullseye Glass, a Southeast Portland manufacturer accused of emitting unhealthy levels of toxic heavy metals.