Bacteria discovery offers possible new means of controlling crop pest

A bacterium common in insects has been discovered in a plant-parasitic roundworm, opening up the possibility of a new, environmentally friendly way of controlling the crop-damaging pest.

The golden drool: Study finds treasure trove of info in saliva of foraging bears

A new study documents the ability of researchers to gather DNA from residual saliva on partially consumed salmon to the point that they can even identify individual bears from the genetic samples.

Kelp forests globally resilient, but may need local solutions to environmental threats

The first global assessment of marine kelp ecosystems shows they have a surprising resilience to environmental impacts, but local efforts will be needed to help protect their health in the future.

A better battery: one-time pollutant may become valued product to aid wind, solar energy

Chemists have discovered that organic compounds in a family that traditionally has been known as pollutants could offer an important advance to make cheap, reliable batteries.

OSU student receives $132,000 EPA STAR fellowship

Christina Murphy, a doctoral student at Oregon State University, has received a $132,000 Science to Achieve Results, or STAR fellowship, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Salmon trucking success could open miles of historical spawning habitat

A new study documenting the reproductive success of salmon trucked above Foster Dam could open up miles of spawning habitat on the upper South Santiam and other river systems.

OSU Press publishes "Ricky's Atlas," a sequel to its first children's book

The Oregon State University Press has published “Ricky’s Atlas: Mapping a Land on Fire,” a sequel to its first book aimed at children, written by two OSU faculty members.

"Weather@Home" offers precise new insights into climate change in the West

Thousands of “citizen scientists” have volunteered their personal computer time to help create one of the most detailed simulations of weather ever done in the West.

Coral reefs fall victim to overfishing, pollution aggravated by ocean warming

Overfishing and nutrient pollution are combining with pathogenic disease – in the face of higher ocean temperatures - to ultimately become deadly to coral reefs, researchers have concluded.

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