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5 Most Important Environmental Issues Of 2017

From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017. 

News | Environment | Air | local | Arts | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Health Report Due This Month Delayed As Bullseye Glass Launches Federal Case

A key health report on air quality near Bullseye Glass has pushed back to 2018 as the company launches a federal case against the state.

Environment | Air | Agriculture | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Portlanders Weigh In On Oregon's New Air Pollution Rules

At a hearing in Portland Wednesday, Oregon environmental regulators took questions and comments on the new statewide air pollution rules they’re proposing.

News | Air | local

Northern California Wildfires Bring Unhealthy Air To Oregon

Fires that have devastated parts of northern California are sending smoky air into southern and central Oregon.

Air | Environment

People Of Color Are Living With More Polluted Air Than Whites Are

At every income level, people of color are still exposed to more air pollution than white people, a study from the University of Washington finds.

News | Environment | local | Business | Air | Agriculture | Economy | Food | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Smoke From Wildfires Worries Northwest Winemakers, Farmers

Harvest season is in full swing in Oregon and Washington. But with wildfires burning hundreds of thousands of acres, many Pacific Northwest growers are concerned about their crops.

News | Air | local

Lane County Air Pollution Reached Unprecedented Levels Last Week

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.

Climate change | Health | Air | Environment

Climate Change Is Making Smoky, Unhealthy Air More Common

As climate change plays out in the Northwest, more smoky, unhealthy air will come along with hotter, drier summers and bigger wildfires.

News | Air | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Rain In Forecast Crucial For Eagle Creek Fire's Next Few Days

The National Weather Service says rain in the forecast will be crucial to firefighting efforts before the heat returns at the end of the week. 

NW Life | News | Forestry | local | Environment | Air

2017 Hottest August On Record In Portland, Salem And It Ain't Over

The National Weather Service says last month was the hottest August on record for Portland and Salem.

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