OSU to discuss Elliott State Forest with State Land Board

OSU has been asked by state Treasurer Tobias Read to engage in discussions with the State Land Board regarding options to retain public ownership of the Elliott State Forest.

Researchers identify evidence of oldest orchid fossil on record

A new study documents evidence of an orchid fossil trapped in Baltic amber that dates back some 45-55 million years ago, shattering the previous record for an orchid fossil.

Research aims to protect eagles from wind turbines

New research from Oregon State University will aim to make eagles less likely to collide with wind-turbine blades.

Engagement with natural environment a significant contributor to life satisfaction

Looking to improve your life satisfaction? Try regularly hiking in a forest or otherwise engaging with the natural environment. And also look for ways to build your trust in resource managers.

New video shows how blue whales employ strategy before feeding

Blue whales didn’t become the largest animals on Earth by being dainty eaters and new video captured by scientists at Oregon State University shows just how they pick and choose their meals.

Even short-duration heat waves could lead to failure of coffee crops

“Hot coffee” is not a good thing for java enthusiasts when it refers to the impact on plants beset by the high-temperature stress that this century is likely to bring.

OSU to expand sediment core collection to one of largest in the world

One of the nation’s most important repositories of oceanic sediment cores, located at OSU, will more than double in size when the university assumes stewardship of a collection of sediment cores taken from the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

Fish and mercury: Detailed consumption advisories would better serve women across U.S.

Among women of childbearing age in the U.S., fish consumption has increased while blood mercury has decreased, suggesting improved health for women and their babies.

More funding for long-term studies necessary for best science, environmental policy

Environmental scientists and policymakers value long-term research to an extent that far outstrips the amount of funding awarded for it, according to a study published today.

Reducing pressure on predators, prey simultaneously is best for species' recovery

Reducing human pressure on exploited predators and prey at the same time is the best way to help their populations recover, a new study indicates.

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