SOUTHERN OREGON, —The Oregon Health Authority, Department of Environmental Quality, and Oregon State University are educating the public on wildfire smoke and its impact. The Smoke Ready Oregon Webinar Monday was on how to prepare for wildfire smoke as the ...

SOUTHERN OREGON, —The American Lung Association released its 2022 state of the air report Thursday. It gave Medford an F. The American Lung Association’s report covers 2018 to 2020. It says particle pollution remains the prominent pollutant in the Rogue ...

MEDFORD, Ore. —We’re learning more than 20,000 gallons of various petroleum products were released during the fire last week in Medford. That’s according to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. NBC5 previously told you there was an unknown amount of ...

SOUTHERN OREGON, —Southern Oregonians may soon have trouble getting rid of old TVs or computer monitors. Now the legislature is trying to step in. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has collected more e-waste than expected recently. E-waste, or electronic ...

SALEM, Ore — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has extended its public input period on its proposed Climate Protection Program.  The program aims to gradually reduce carbon emissions by as much as 80% by 2050. The proposal was introduced ...

MEDFORD, Ore.- The Northwest Environmental Advocates says Medford’s wastewater water treatment plant is polluting the Rouge River. But the group says this issue goes beyond just Medford. In 2013, Rogue Fly Fishers commissioned a study on Medford’s impacts on the ...

MEDFORD, Ore. —We’re learning, the impacts from wildfire smoke are increasing in our area, over time. A new report from the DEQ shows how intense those impacts are to our air quality. The DEQ’s report shows a trend, unhealthy air ...

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Residents at a Gold Hill RV park are outraged about a potential failing septic system growing in their community. They told NBC5 News when they tried to complain to management they got nowhere. Residents have now ...

MEDFORD, Ore.– The devastation of this years fire season has caused a lot of heartache and the loss of millions of dollars in property. However, a representative from the Oregon wildfire recovery task force is saying several jobs are being created ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — As evacuation levels start to go down across the Rogue Valley, many people are returning home while others return to ash and rubble. If your home burned down in a fire, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality ...

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