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Salem's Drinking Water Remains Safe Following Gas Spill in North Santiam River
(December 18, 2017, 4:37 pm) SALEM, Ore

The City of Salem says it switched to backup groundwater and reservoirs for drinking water following the large gasoline spill into the North Santiam River Friday night. Water in Salem remains safe to drink thanks to these backup systems.

Raw Sewage Spill in West Salem
(November 6, 2017, 9:04 pm) SALEM, Ore

The City of Salem announced that an overflow of raw sewage occurred today at approximately 11:00 AM. City officials said any bacteria that entered the site should be flushed out of the water body in the next few days. They did not say where it will flush to.

Proposed Oregon Coast and Gray Whale License Plate
New Oregon Coast and Gray Whale License Plate Proposed
(December 28, 2016, 12:57 pm) SALEM, Ore Whale lovers can support Marine Mammal Institute with new license plate

A new Coastal Playground license plate featuring a gray whale and her calf likely could be available to Oregon drivers as soon as summer 2017.

Is Salem's Water Supply Safe
(June 1, 2015, 3:47 pm) SALEM, Ore

High levels of algae toxin detected at the Detroit Reservoir prompted the Oregon Health Authority on May 15 to issue a warning to avoid its waters. The warning was lifted the following week, but the incident served as a reminder that the North Santiam River and its tributaries can sometimes hold blue-green algae toxins.

Gas stoves are known to affect indoor air pollution levels and researchers wanted to better understa
Oregon State Study Links Childhood Asthma to Lack of Ventilation for Gas Stoves
(October 1, 2014, 11:15 am) CORVALLIS, Ore. Asthma is a common chronic childhood disease and an estimated 48 percent of American homes have a gas stove that is used.

Parents with children at home should use ventilation when cooking with a gas stove, researchers from Oregon State University are recommending, after a new study showed an association between gas kitchen stove ventilation and asthma, asthma symptoms and chronic bronchitis.

This map shows levels of greenness in Vancouver, British Columbia. Babies in greener areas had highe
New Study Shows Mothers in Green Neighborhoods have Better Birth Outcomes
(September 15, 2014, 4:03 am) CORVALLIS, Ore. The findings held up even when results were adjusted for factors such as neighborhood income, exposure to air pollution, noise, and neighborhood walkability.

Mothers who live in neighborhoods with plenty of grass, trees or other green vegetation are more likely to deliver at full term and their babies are born at higher weights, compared to mothers who live in urban areas that aren’t as green, a new study shows.

The annual mean temperature in the Pacific Northwest has warmed by about 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit sinc
Study Finds Pacific Northwest Temperatures Warmed over the Past Century
(September 2, 2014, 5:05 pm) CORVALLIS, Ore. In their study, the researchers looked at temperatures and precipitation from 1901 to 2012 in the Northwest.

The annual mean temperature in the Pacific Northwest has warmed by about 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit since the early 20th century – a gradual warming trend that has been accelerating over the past 3-4 decades and is attributed to anthropogenic, or human, causes.