Anglers, beachcombers asked to watch for transponders from Japan

Scientists are asking coastal visitors to be on the lookout for "transponders" from Japan that are being used to track ocean currents that may bring tsunami debris to our shores.

Concern grows over pet pills and products, as well as those of owners

A new survey will address the emerging problem of disposal of pharmaceutical and personal care products - for both humans and pets - that have the potential to harm watersheds.

OSU part of major grant to study Southern Ocean carbon cycle

A new six-year, $21 million initiative funded by the NSF will explore the role of carbon and heat exchanges in the vast Southern Ocean – and their potential impacts on climate change.

Study resolves discrepancy in Greenland temperatures during end of last ice age

A new study of three ice cores from Greenland, dating to the end of the last ice age, helps to resolve a long-standing paradox over when that warming occurred.

Study: Pacific Northwest shows warming trend over past century-plus

Annual mean temperature in the Northwest has warmed by about 1.3 degrees (F) since the early 20th century – a warming trend that has been accelerating over the past 3-4 decades.

Study provides new look at ancient coastline, pathway for early Americans

The Northwest coast looked vastly different 14,000 years ago from what scientists previously thought, and the exposed land mass may have allowed the First Americans to enter the region.

Science study: Sunlight, not microbes, key to CO2 in Arctic

A new study published in Science concludes that sunlight, not bacteria, is the key to converting organic carbon stored in Arctic tundra into carbon dioxide.

Three OSU faculty members named fellows of American Geophysical Union

Three OSU faculty members have been named 2014 fellows of the American Geophysical Union. They are the only three fellows in this class from the state of Oregon.

Scientists caution against exploitation of deep ocean

The world’s oceans are vast and deep, yet technology and the quest for extracting resources from previously unreachable depths is beginning to put the deep seas on the cusp of peril.

Synchronization of North Atlantic, North Pacific preceded abrupt warming, end of ice age

A study by OSU researchers suggests that synchronization of climate patterns in the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans may be the early warning sign for a climate change "tipping point."

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