OSU to Study Air Pollutant's Impact on Chinese, U.S. Health

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists at Oregon State University and China's Peking University plan to use part of a $12.4 million grant to study the impact that the burning of fuels like coal and biomass – as well as the smoking of meat – may have on the health of residents of China and the United States.

Fifty years of collaboration: Warm Springs tribes, OSU build on historic partnership

CORVALLIS, Ore.— For some 11,000 years, native peoples of the Pacific Northwest gathered at Oregon’s Celilo Falls to fish its enormous salmon runs and trade such a wide range of goods that historians described the area in the 19th century as the “Wall Street of the West.”

OSU to reopen gardening hotline in Multnomah County

PORTLAND, Ore. – Gardeners in Multnomah County now have a new way to get answers to questions ranging from how to keep black spot off their roses to how to grow beans and blueberries.

Help available for first-time gardeners

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The faltering economy combined with interest in healthy food choices has led to an increase in calls to Oregon State University Extension Service county offices with questions about growing food in home gardens – and more calls are expected as spring approaches.

Fish Trax: Consumers Can Track Fish, Meet the Fishermen

PORTLAND, Ore. – Seafood lovers who prefer eating local products will soon have another tool at their disposal – a bar-coding system that traces the history of their fish from ocean to market and introduces the buyer to the fishermen who supplied their meal.

Researchers Find Key Link Between Influenza Prevalence, Absolute Humidity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study by Oregon researchers has found a significant correlation between “absolute” humidity and influenza virus survival and transmission. When absolute humidity is low – as in peak flu months of January and February – the virus appears to survive longer and transmission rates increase.

Report: OSU reduced net greenhouse emissions 30 percent in 2007-08

Large purchases of renewable energy – funded by a fee that Oregon State University students imposed upon themselves – helped OSU reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent during the 2007-08 fiscal year, according to a new report.

Hummingbird "Tag" Suggests Fragmentation May Be Part of Pollination Crisis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – To find out the cause of what’s being called a global “pollination crisis,” researchers at Oregon State University have successfully attached an electronic tracking device to a hummingbird for the first time – and the darting travels of the tiny bird may be pointing the way to at least part of the problem.

New wood composites course to aid industry professionals

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An online short course series on wood-based composite science will begin May 11 to provide professionals with a fundamental knowledge of wood as an engineering material in the manufacture of wood-based composites.

Green buildings laboratory to boost sustainable construction

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Imagine taking wood that’s soft and weak and using a combination of heat, steam and pressure to transform it into a product more than twice as strong as Douglas fir. And consider that this wood comes from trees that grow incredibly fast and thrive in the Pacific Northwest.