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 | local | Politics | News | EnvironmentStatesman 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 | Energy | Sustainability | Climate changeOPB/EarthFix | Feb. 15, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Portland
Reducing carbon emissions in Oregon could be achieved through an approach known as cap and trade with little impact on the state’s overall economy, according to a new study.
Air | Election | Environment | Climate changeKUOW | Nov. 4, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Seattle
In a year that has broken record after high-temperature record, two initiatives on the ballot claim to be major advances in fighting climate change. KUOW fact-checks the initiative claims.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is promising “sweeping change” from the new state air pollution rule-making process now underway.
Richard Whitman is Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's natural resource policy director. But soon he will become the interim director of the troubled Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
While health officials are working to reduce exposure after waves of concern about lead in drinking water and industrial emissions, many say the lack of protections for home demolitions are a gap in regulations.
Air | local | NW Life | News | Environment | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 8, 2016 5:53 p.m.
Southeast Portland air near a manufacturing plant run by Precision Castparts is polluted with unhealthy levels of the heavy metals nickel, hexavalent chromium and arsenic, according to the latest batch of air monitoring data.