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Hazardous smoke from wildfires has cost the Oregon Shakespeare Festival about $2 million in losses so far and has prompted the festival to cancel its Green Show performances for the rest of the season.
The state’s top health agency has advised that the most effective way to limit exposure is to stay inside, but that's often not an option for houseless people seeking respite from unhealthy air.
Two competing companies that handle hazardous waste are arguing over how much toxic pollution is being dumped into the Columbia River Gorge's air by a hazardous waste operation in Eastern Oregon.
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Wildfire smoke can be annoying — it can make your eyes water, your chest burn. And over time, breathing in all that smoke every summer can be bad for your health.
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Government agencies have released a proposal to freeze fuel economy and emissions requirements for six years. The proposed rules would also block California from setting its own, higher standards.
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The West is way behind on reducing the buildup of hazardous fuels we created. And much of the work we do to reduce those fuels is missing the key ingredient: fire.
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Wildfire smoke continued to collect in the Rogue Valley air Sunday, sending air quality readings into the Very Unhealthy range for the first time since lightning started the fires a week ago.