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 ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — The DEQ station in Medford on Biddle Rd. had to shut down one of it’s lanes early Friday morning because of air quality. The DEQ manager said when the air quality gets over 200 or in the ...

Jackson County, Ore. — Fires burning around the region, are contributing to a decline in air quality. As of Wednesday morning air quality in Shady Cove was listed as ‘unhealthy’, while Medford and Klamath Falls were listed as ‘unhealthy for sensitive ...

ASHLAND, Ore.– The city of Ashland is preparing to expand it’s wastewater treatment plant to meet new regulations coming out. In order to do that, they’re looking at purchasing land from the family of a man who went missing last ...

Medford, Ore. – As of Tuesday evening, the State of Oregon’s online air quality map was having issues providing hourly updates. Some sites on the map showed up gray, indicating the DEQ website was experiencing high traffic and couldn’t supply ...