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Hot weather returns on anniversary of last year’s heat dome: Prepare for high temperatures and protect others; those most at-risk live alone, without AC
Donald E. Long youth are Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors with Portland’s local National Weather Service, helping to build community resilience to weather, water, and climate-related hazards.
Chair Deborah Kafoury led a tree-planting party in a schoolyard with nearly 70 fourth-graders gathered around sturdy saplings of scarlet oak, white oak, alder, red-leafed maple and two sequoias.
Members from the Advisory Committee on Sustainability & Innovation (ACSI) delivered their recommendations to address the climate crisis and climate justice to the Board of Commissioners.
Office of Sustainability’s Silvia Tanner named to Energy Trust of Oregon board and to NW Energy Coalition’s ‘4 Under Forty’ list.
The Board unanimously moved to strengthen the County’s wood smoke rules, seeking to further reduce residential wood smoke, the leading source of human-caused fine particulate pollution in the County.
Multnomah County and Portland Public Schools have been awarded a grant to take steps toward improving the resilience of Portland schools to deal with extreme heat and wildfire smoke.
The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution that sets stricter goals for reducing wood smoke and commits the County to easing the burden of pollution on communities of color.
Commissioners will consider policy changes to reduce wood smoke, a leading local contributor to air pollution that disproportionately harms communities of color and lower-income communities.
Stagnant air and pollution has created unhealthy air in the Portland Metro area, leading health officials this morning to issue a mandatory wood burning restriction to residents in Multnomah County.
As new report tallies billions in damages from fuel spill in a Cascadia earthquake, legislators call for tank assessment and mitigation plan.