air quality

Gov. Brown Announces Woodstove Replacement Program In 2 Counties

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th April Newsair qualityGov. Kate Brown

Gov. Kate Brown announced a $1.5 million program to replace old wood stoves and fireplaces in two Oregon counties.

Residents from Klamath and Lake counties who take part in the program will get heating devices that don't burn wood, such as ductless heat pumps.Read More »

Rogue Valley Should Get Reprieve From Smoke

By Jim McCoy Fri 29th August Newsair qualitysmoke
The smoke from the July Complex of fires in Siskiyou County that has been hovering over southern Oregon in recent should clear out soon. The National Weather Service is forecasting a shift in the winds that will clear out the Rogue Valley. Southeastern Oregon and northeastern California won't be as fortunate. Thick smoke will be the order of the day in those regions.Read More »

Oregon Gets Mixed Report Card In "State of the Air 2014" Report

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th April Newsair qualityAmerican Lung Association
According to the latest report from the American Lung Association, Portland, Oregon is one of the cleanest cities year-round when it comes to air quality, and Eugene has made significant improvements on soot levels.Read More »

Southern Oregon Air Quality Will Worsen Over Next Few Days

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th January Newsair quality
The Department of Environmental Quality is issuing an air pollution advisory for Jackson and Josephine counties. It will remain in effect through next Tuesday. An inversion is expected to trap air in the region, negatively affecting air quality during that time. The public is asked to refrain from outdoor burning and limit the use of woodstoves that aren’t certified.


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