Oregon is proposing new air pollution rules that would set limits on the total health risk a polluter can pose to its neighbors.
Environment | local | News | Fish & WildlifeKUOW/EarthFix | Oct. 16, 2017 5:19 p.m. | Seattle
Coal mining could be coming back in the Northwest to an old coal mine in southeast King County.
Environment | Water | News | localOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 29, 2017 12:37 p.m.
Environmental groups are suing Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality over its regulation of stormwater pollution from more than 900 industrial sites.
Family | News | Communities | Nation | Environment | Health | Think Out LoudOPB | Sept. 21, 2017 noon
We look at a new study on air pollution and race, and a Lane County effort to improve mental health response by police. Also, OSU's Aaron Wolf talks about his book, "The Spirit of Dialogue."
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.
Environment | News | Air | NationKUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 2, 2017 5:45 p.m.
Forecasts predict smoke will keep coming and continue to blanket Washington and Oregon throughout the weekend.
Environment | Water | News | local | PoliticsPamplin Media Group | July 20, 2017 7:46 a.m. | Portland
It is not yet clear how much the city will ultimately pay for the project. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has estimated cleanup costs at $1.2 billion.
The effects of pollution and climate change don’t affect us all equally. Those hit hardest often belong to communities of color and are cash poor.
Agriculture | Environment | News | localEast Oregonian | June 27, 2017 9:50 a.m.
Oregon regulators will not suspend operations at a controversial new mega-dairy near Boardman. Environmental and animal rights groups had urged a shutdown.
Four months after a disastrous wastewater spill in Puget Sound, water quality levels are normal.
Agriculture | Environment | News | localNWPR/EarthFix | April 11, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Boardman, Oregon
Mega-dairies are finding themselves in conflict with neighbors and environmentalists because of their contributions to air pollution.
Environment | local | Water | News | Fish & WildlifeStatesman Journal | Feb. 7, 2017 7:42 a.m. | Salem, Oregon
The release, which began at 5:18 a.m. Sunday and was continuing Monday evening, is necessary because heavy rains have overwhelmed the city’s Willow Lake treatment plant, city spokesman Mike Gotterba said.
Business | Environment | Air | local | News | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemPamplin Media Group | July 13, 2016 7:52 a.m. | Portland
Six residents of Southeast Portland have filed two separate class-action lawsuits against Precision Castparts Corp., alleging that its toxic air emissions have harmed their health and decreased property values.
Arts | News | Air | 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.
World | Technology | News | local | Nation | Environment | The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic WasteOPB | May 9, 2016 12:15 a.m.
Here's what happened when two EarthFix producers decided to follow the trail of electronic waste in its afterlife. The quest took them to rural outposts outside of Hong Kong.
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.