The vast Amazon forests store enormous amounts of carbon that help moderate temperature, but a new study shows that this carbon-storing capacity is being threatened by over-hunting.
2015 will go down on record as the warmest in Oregon history, beating the old record average temperature set in 1934 at the peak of The Dust Bowl.
Selina Heppell, an OSU conservation biologist, has been named the first woman to head the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in its 80-year history.
A new study has documented the loss of roughly 50 percent of the bird species in five Willamette Valley sites – yet at the same time, recorded almost the same number of new species.
Wildlife ecologist Sue Haig was in Namibia when Cecil the lion was killed in nearby Zimbabwe - an event that became a teachable moment for her and 35 African students in her wildlife class.
By viewing nature as "capital" to help provide ecosystem resources, progress is being made in a wide range of environmental protection issues.
Axial Seamount, an active underwater volcano located off the Northwest coast, appears to be erupting – after two scientists had forecast that such an event would take place there in 2015.
Oregon State University was ranked number 38 of “50 Top Green Schools” in the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges.
A new study confirms that snowfall in Antarctica will increase significantly as the planet warms, somewhat offsetting future sea level rise from other sources – but not as much as predicted.
A new study by NOAA and OSU researchers concludes that there are winners and losers among fish species when it comes to adapting to low-oxygen waters.
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