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New Air Quality App Maps Oregon Wildfire Smoke Dangers

The free OregonAir app uses smiling or frowning face emojis to quickly show air quality across the state.

Environment | Air | local

Breathing Wildfire Smoke Every Summer Could Have Long-Term Consequences

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.

Economy | Nation | Energy | Environment | News | Politics | Business | Air | Transportation

White House Proposal Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards, No Exception For California

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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Efforts To Reduce Wildfire Risk Fall Short, Buck Science

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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Rogue Valley Air Reaches 'Very Unhealthy' Status As Wildfires Grow

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.

Agriculture | Air | Health | Communities | Environment

Oregon Finalizes Farmworker Pesticide Protection Standards

New state rules offer greater protections for farmworkers than federal standards.

Environment | Air

Report Examines Options For Cleaner Air In The Portland Metro Area

A new report examines a variety of ways the Portland metropolitan area can reduce toxic air pollution.

Environment | Air

Oregon To Replace 450 Old Diesel School Buses

The state of Oregon will pay to replace 450 old diesel school buses using some of the $72.9 million dollars it expects to receive through the Volkswagen emissions cheating court settlement.

Air | News | local

Portland Scientists To Study Local Threat From Diesel Exhaust

Researchers from Portland State University and Reed College will study local diesel exhaust emissions with the aim of identifying neighborhoods most vulnerable to the air pollutant.

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For Farmworkers' Kids, Country Air Means Dust, Pesticides And Asthma

The children of the people who grow our food are especially vulnerable to severe asthma attacks. Now, researchers are trying a new approach to solving the problem.


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