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Oregon. There’s a lot to protect.

Our mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land and water.

Scroll down for the latest environmental news from DEQ.

AQI map

Knowing the colors of the air quality index

A glance at a map of air quality monitors around the state provides a quick check of the air.

EPA plan for Washington and Oregon rivers leaves salmon in hot water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released their plan to reduce temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

Franziska Landes recognized for using science to solve societal problems

Franziska engages a community in a small town in Peru to test soil for lead where there could be exposure to children.

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