Air Quality http://nwpr.org en Wildfire Smoke Triggers Health Problems in Southern Oregon http://nwpr.org/post/wildfire-smoke-triggers-health-problems-southern-oregon <p>The Red Cross says it’s handed out about 20,000 &nbsp;respirator masks so far in southern Oregon communities plagued by wildfire smoke.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state continues to measure unhealthy levels of smoke pollution in places like Cave Junction and Grants Pass.</span></p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 00:17:27 +0000 Amelia Templeton 32077 at http://nwpr.org Wildfire Smoke Triggers Health Problems in Southern Oregon Smoke From Wildfires Leads To Unhealthy Air http://nwpr.org/post/smoke-wildfires-leads-unhealthy-air <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/073013CL_moore_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Smoke from wildfires is creating poor breathing conditions in parts of the Northwest.<p>The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says the air has reached "very unhealthy" levels in parts of southwest Oregon. That's due to a series of wildfires that have led to some evacuations but so far have caused very little property damage.<p>The lingering smoke is the talk of the town in Grants Pass [today] Tuesday. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:54:20 +0000 Chris Lehman 31782 at http://nwpr.org Smoke From Wildfires Leads To Unhealthy Air Burgeoning Cluster Of Lifesaving Stove Designers Call Northwest Home http://nwpr.org/post/burgeoning-cluster-lifesaving-stove-designers-call-northwest-home <p style="text-align: left; widows: 2; text-transform: none; background-color: rgb(255,255,255); margin-top: 10px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font: small/19px 'Trebuchet MS', Verdana, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(0,0,0); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">VASHON ISLAND, Wash. - More than a century after the discovery of electricity, billions -- yes, billions -- of people still heat and cook with wood fires. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 22:43:12 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 26 at http://nwpr.org Burgeoning Cluster Of Lifesaving Stove Designers Call Northwest Home