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Apr 20, 2013 at 5:49 PM
While Earth Day is coming up on Monday, Eugene celebrated the holiday early on Saturday afternoon at EWEB's River Edge Plaza.
Jan 15, 2013 at 5:06 PM
Like a lid on a soup kettle, an air inversion is slowly turning the air over Eugene-Springfield airshed into pea soup.
Sep 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Smoke from a wildfire in Central Oregon crept back into the Willamette Valley on Monday, slowly but surely driving air quality numbers to their unhealthiest level yet this month.
Sep 17, 2012 at 3:17 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - Smoke from a wildfire in Central Oregon crept back into the Willamette Valley on Monday, slowly but surely driving air quality numbers to their unhealthiest level since the fire started.

Air quality monitors in downtown...
Sep 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM
Smoke from the Pole Creek Fire near Sisters is causing poor air quality here in portions of the Willamette Valley.
Sep 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM
Weather conditions carried smoke from the Pole Creek fire near Sisters into the southern Willamette Valley on Wednesday, local air monitors report.
Aug 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM
August starts off as a scorcher after a mild-July in the Willamette Valley. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for a majority of western Oregon.
Jul 17, 2012 at 11:24 AM
The demolition of the Peace Health building is underway and residents are concerned the construction dust from the project could be toxic.
Apr 25, 2012 at 9:18 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Is a Lane County watchdog of air quality a necessity or is it expendable?  That's a budget question local governments are hashing out over the next several weeks, and it's very complicated.

Air monitoring stations,...
Apr 24, 2012 at 6:28 PM
Draft budgets from Lane County and Springfield fail to help LRAPA
Nov 14, 2011 at 11:05 AM

From City Administrator Gordon Zimmerman

Here’s the news from around the City this week:

Police Services:  Chief Gomez is in training this week.

Emergency Services:  It was a slow, but steady week of clients traveling...
Nov 8, 2011 at 11:37 AM

The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency resumed daily home wood heating advisories on Nov. 1.

The City of Oakridge struggles with winter time pollution from wood stoves and currently does not met federal health-based air quality...
Sep 27, 2011 at 6:28 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - A new wood-burning power plant near Eugene was fined more than $9,000 for turning off a pollution-control system believed to be artificially skewing a different measurement of pollution.

"We spent $11.5 million on...
Sep 27, 2011 at 4:04 PM
A new wood-burning power plant near Eugene was fined more than $9,000 for turning off a pollution-control system believed to be artificially skewing a different measurement of pollution.
Sep 8, 2011 at 4:45 PM
Smoke from wildfires raging in Oregon's forests pushed the air quality in the Eugene/Springfield area into the moderate pollution range on Thursday.