• Climate change is affecting North Portland parks

    Climate change is affecting North Portland parks

    Climate change is endangering shrubs and trees at most major North Portland parks, including Arbor Lodge, Columbia, Kenton, Overlook, Peninsula and Pier parks. “Many shrubs and trees in our parks aren’t used to three-month summers with excessive heat, without rain, and they’re dying,” said Johnny Fain, who manages several North Portland parks for the Portland…

  • PIR controversy: leaded exhaust, noise rankle neighbors (August 2023)

    PIR controversy: leaded exhaust, noise rankle neighbors (August 2023)

    A recent London-based Guardian newspaper investigative story singled out the Kenton neighborhood as having some of the worst racetrack-produced lead fumes in any residential area in the U.S. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned leaded gas for passenger cars in 1996 because of the health hazard, especially for young children. But the law exempted racecars. The EPA…