Climate center at OSU gets major grant to study forest mortality

A large grant to OSU researchers will help them explore how drought, insect attack and climate change may affect forest die-offs in the future.

Global warming to cut snow water storage 56 percent in Oregon watershed

The water found in snowpack on the McKenzie River watershed is expected to drop 56 percent by the middle of this century, with impacts on everything from agriculture to hydropower and industry.

Study explains Pacific equatorial cold water region

New research published in the journal Nature outlines how cold, deep water from below mix at sea, with implications for global warming and El Nino events.

New study finds "nighttime heat waves" increasing in Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is beginning to get the type of nighttime heat waves that are routine in some other areas of the nation but historically rare in Oregon and Washington.

Scientists outline long-term sea-level rise in response to warming of planet

A new study, published in PNAS, estimates that global sea levels will rise about 2.3 meters over the next several millennia for every degree (Celsius) the planet warms.

Researchers document acceleration of ocean denitrification during deglaciation

A new study by an international team of researchers documents how ocean "denitrification" accelerated during the last deglaciation, creating oxygen-poor zones.

Occasional raindrops do little to address drying state

In the last year, Oregon has veered from very wet to very dry conditions and the start to 2013 is the driest on record in Salem and Eugene, and second driest in Corvallis and Medford.

Study traces origin of cirrus clouds primarily to mineral dust and metals

Researchers studying cirrus clouds have found the wispy trails of ice crystals form primarily on dust particles and unusual metal particles – which may be influenced by human activities.