Air | Environment | News | Nation

Wildfire Smoke From Canada Expected To Keep On Coming Into Washington And Oregon

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 2, 2017 5:45 p.m.

Forecasts predict smoke will keep coming and continue to blanket Washington and Oregon throughout the weekend.

Air | Environment | local | Business | News

Fumes From Oregon Plant Smell Like 'Dead Flesh,' Locals Claim

East Oregonian | July 18, 2017 7:34 a.m.

The company, DEQ and City of Stanfield are aware of the problem but offer no specific timeline for odor mitigation.

Air | Business | Health | Nation | News | Environment | NW Life | Arts

Bullseye Glass Cleared On Air Pollution Issues

Portland Tribune | July 7, 2017 9:23 a.m.

Bullseye Glass Co., a Southeast Portland company that makes stained glass, has passed tests that show its air emissions now meet health guidelines.

Air | Environment | local | News

Oregon Searches For Clean Air Funding After Lawmakers Say No

OPB/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.  

Air | Environment | local | News

Oregon, Washington Threaten To Sue EPA Over Methane Rules

OPB/EarthFix | June 29, 2017 12:21 p.m.

Fourteen states – including Oregon and Washington – are threatening to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating the Clean Air Act.

Air | Environment | local | News | Oil Trains In The Northwest

Board Affirms Oregon County's Denial Of Railroad Expansion

AP | June 13, 2017 6:45 p.m. | Seattle

An Oregon county had substantial evidence when it denied Union Pacific Railroad's proposed track expansion along the Columbia River where an oil train derailed last year, a board ruled Tuesday.

Air | Environment

Oregon Senate Confirms New Members of Environmental Quality Commission

OPB/EarthFix | May 2, 2017 3:08 p.m.

The Oregon Senate has confirmed three new members of the state’s Environmental Quality Commission.  

Air | local | Health | News | Education

2 Vancouver-Area Schools Test High For Radon

OPB | March 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Classrooms in Washington’s fifth largest school district are undergoing tests for radon. Evergreen Public Schools recently announced above average levels in two facilities in the Vancouver area.

Air | Environment | local | Politics | News

Will Oregon Regulate Carbon Emissions?

Statesman Journal | Feb. 21, 2017 9:14 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Legislature is again considering regulating carbon emissions, possibly in the form of a cap-and-trade system that would link to those already in place in California and Quebec.

Air | Environment | Pacific Ocean | Climate change

A Blob In The Ocean Means More Ozone In The Air

KUOW/EarthFix | Feb. 15, 2017 4:16 p.m. | Seattle

A University of Washington scientist discovered surprising spikes in air pollution in recent years. What was even more surprising was their cause.


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