Over-hunting in Amazon threatens global carbon budget

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 goes down as the warmest in Oregon history

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 named head of OSU Fisheries and Wildlife Department

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.

Study finds valley sites lost - and gained - about half of their bird diversity in 60 years

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 working on teaching conservation in Africa

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.

View of "nature as capital" uses economic value to help achieve a sustainable future

By viewing nature as "capital" to help provide ecosystem resources, progress is being made in a wide range of environmental protection issues.

Researchers think Axial Seamount off Northwest coast is erupting - right on schedule

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.

OSU named a "top green school" by Princeton Review

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.

Study: Past warming increased snowfall on Antarctica, affecting global sea level

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.

New research reveals low-oxygen impacts on West Coast groundfish

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.