GreenState, a podcast from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. DEQ protects air, land and water. The podcast covers all things environmental in Oregon. Hosts are Lauren Wirtis and Dylan Darling, two public affairs specialists with the agency.
Where There's Smoke Part 3 - The Future
The third and final part of the Where There's Smoke series is dedicated to the future of air quality and wildfire smoke in Oregon. Air quality issues from wildfire smoke are not going away, but DEQ and its partner agencies are all hard at work determining ways to mitigate smoke and its health impacts, and provide more resources for Oregonians. In part 3, Lauren and Dylan focus on this work and what Oregonians can expect to see in the future.
Where There's Smoke Part 2 - The Present
The second part of the "Where There’s Smoke" series is dedicated to the present – namely the September 2020 wildfires in Oregon. What led to those devastating wildfires, how bad was the air quality, what did it mean to also have COVID going on, and what resources are available to protect your air?
Where There's Smoke Part 1 - The Past
In the inaugural podcast episode for Oregon DEQ, Lauren and Dylan talk with experts about the history of air quality in Oregon – what it was like, how DEQ monitoring began, and how regulations evolved over time.
Dylan Darling and the crew dispense much needed information in a well produced podcast. I’ll be checking back to hear more about how I can prepare for the future!