Acidified ocean water widespread along North American West Coast

A three-year survey of the California Current System along the West Coast of the United States found persistent, highly acidified water throughout this ecologically critical nearshore habitat.

Sediment from Himalayas may have made 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake more severe

The warming of sediments caused the 2004 Sumatra earthquake to be larger and more severe - and a similar process appears to be in place for the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

New modified toy car designs offer children with disabilities more options

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed two new modified toy car designs for children with disabilities in an effort to encourage them to further explore, play, and engage in physical and social activities.

New study documents aftermath of a supereruption, and expands size of Toba magma system

In the aftermath of a supereruption, smaller eruptions may occur for thousands of years afterward, according to a new study.

"Narco-deforestation" study links loss of Central American tropical forests to cocaine

Central American forests are disappearing rapidly and much of the loss is being traced to the laundering of cocaine money.

Magnesium within plankton provides tool for taking the temperatures of past oceans

A new study published in Nature Communications documents how some foraminifera grow, incorporating magnesium in their shells that can be used to determine seawater temperatures in the past.

Study provides detailed glimpse of predators' effects on complex, subtidal food web

Research using time-lapse photography in the Galapagos suggests the presence of a key multilevel “trophic cascade” involving top- and mid-level predators as well as urchins and algae.

Researchers identify evidence of oldest orchid fossil on record

A new study documents evidence of an orchid fossil trapped in Baltic amber that dates back some 45-55 million years ago, shattering the previous record for an orchid fossil.

Research aims to protect eagles from wind turbines

New research from Oregon State University will aim to make eagles less likely to collide with wind-turbine blades.