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Portland air quality remains unhealthy, but some relief may come Friday 

Portland’s air quality rating remains unhealthy on Friday, although some relief may come later in the day. The thick haze from wildfires in British Columbia has blanketed the Portland area this week amid record heat. KGW chief meteorologist Matt Zaffino says westerly winds … Continue reading

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The Moss That Saved Portland 

Roadside plants helped officials trace the source of a public health crisis and led to new standards for clean air in Oregon. Orthotrichum lyellii is the hero of this story. You’ve probably met it before: a tuft of green with … Continue reading

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Health Risks from Wildfires in U.S. West To Increase Under Climate Change

A surge in major wildfire events in the U.S. West as a consequence of climate change will expose tens of millions of Americans to high levels of air pollution in the coming decades, according to a new Yale-led study conducted … Continue reading

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Moss is useful bioindicator of cadmium air pollution, new study finds 

Moss growing on urban trees is a useful bio-indicator of cadmium air pollution in Portland, Oregon, a U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station-led study has found. The work–the first to use moss to generate a rigorous and detailed map … Continue reading

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Klamath County air quality at ‘hazardous’ levels

Public Health officials urge Klamath County residents to take precautions as the air quality reached Hazardous levels. according to Jim Carey of the health department. The wind direction and speed will vary throughout the next three days. We advise residents … Continue reading

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Air Quality In Central, Southern Oregon Suffering As Wildfires Burn

Smoke from wildfires is continuing to cause poor air quality in parts of Southern and Central Oregon. According to the state Department of Environmental Quality, there’s enough smoke in the air in Klamath Falls to be considered unhealthy. In Enterprise, … Continue reading

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