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Apr 20, 2013 at 6:30 AM
A methane-fueled torch visible from Interstate 5 still causes motorists to dial 911 a year after the owner of sewer lagoons installed a blinking blue light to make the shooting flames look less like a burning building.
Apr 12, 2013 at 10:40 AM
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has fined some Coos Bay property owners for allegedly ignoring demands to clean up solid waste on the property.
Dec 6, 2012 at 4:52 PM
Oregon's stalled effort to reduce greenhouse gases from cars and trucks could get new life soon, as the state pushes for a new pollution-reporting mandate for fuel providers and the Legislature prepares to take a fresh look at the program.
Nov 1, 2012 at 12:28 PM
A developer whose plans to redevelop a sawmill in Sweet Home collapsed has pleaded guilty to accusations that he allowed an unlicensed contractor to demolish a building, releasing asbestos near residential neighborhoods.
Sep 22, 2012 at 10:57 AM
The Pole Creek blaze is expected to burn until autumn rains extinguish it, but there's no moisture in the forecast. Only dry thunderstorms and a red flag warning for the coming days.
Sep 18, 2012 at 8:03 PM
Smoke and air quality are major concerns as crews battle the Pole Creek fire near Sisters. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality rated the air quality in Sisters as "hazardous" on Wednesday.
Sep 15, 2012 at 12:49 PM
A wildfire burning near Sisters has jumped a containment line and grown to over 23 square miles, spreading through the Deschutes wilderness to the north and south. The increased fire activity has also prompted a pre-evacuation to be issued for...
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
Mar 7, 2012 at 8:30 PM
Authorities said a Washington developer whose plans for mining gold on a premier Oregon salmon river inspired a bill in Congress to stop him has forfeited his claims.
Feb 16, 2012 at 9:04 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. - The northwest is legendary for its recycling fervor.

Last year Washington's recycling rate reached a record: 49 percent. Oregon reached its long time goal of 50 percent.

But KATU News discovered that some of...
Feb 15, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Lots of people around the Pacific Northwest set out their glass for curbside recycling. But in some cases, glass isn't being brought to a recycling plant to be made into new glass products. Rather, it's ending up in large piles in landfills.
Feb 6, 2012 at 10:40 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. – As the one-year anniversary of the devastating March 11, 2011, Japanese earthquake approaches, and debris from the ensuing tsunami moves closer to the West Coast, a group of Oregon agencies, university scientists, political...
Feb 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM
As debris from last year's tsunami moves closer to the West Coast, Oregon is preparing for its arrival.