Former NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco is back on the faculty of Oregon State where she has a new role – adviser to the university on marine studies issues.
Introducing a supposed non-native species into an environment in which they previously had lived - called "unintentional rewilding" - has serious management implications, researchers say.
Chinook salmon use the Earth's magnetic field to orient themselves to their river of origin, a new study found, explaining how the fish navigation thousands of miles of open ocean.
Manual removal of invasive lionfish from some reefs shows promise in allowing the comeback of native fish populations in the Atlantic Ocean.
Researchers have discovered an ancient flowering plant preserved in amber, the oldest known fossil specimen of sexual reproduction in plants.
The restoration of Northwest salmon and steelhead has focused largely on rural areas, but researchers increasingly are looking at the impact of urban areas on the well-being of fish.
Older, wealthier Oregonians are the ones most likely to conserve water, raising questions about what it will take to better motivate other groups to improve conservation efforts.
A long-term experiment has confirmed that nutrient pollution can cause diseases in coral reefs - but also that the corals can recover once the pollution is stopped.
OSU researchers have identifed one of the causes of the "white plague," a disease that is causing great damage to coral reefs in the Carribean Sea.
Overgrazing by sheep and goats is helping to turn huge amounts of land in Mongolia into desert, a result of surging populations of livestock with global climate implications.
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