Of bears and berries: return of wolves aids grizzly bears in Yellowstone

For most of a century grizzly bears in Yellowstone have been missing most of the berries they historically ate - now, with the return of wolves, the berries are back.

Global warming to cut snow water storage 56 percent in Oregon watershed

The water found in snowpack on the McKenzie River watershed is expected to drop 56 percent by the middle of this century, with impacts on everything from agriculture to hydropower and industry.

Study explains Pacific equatorial cold water region

New research published in the journal Nature outlines how cold, deep water from below mix at sea, with implications for global warming and El Nino events.

Athletes need to be careful to monitor diet, weight to maintain muscle mass

Athletes seeking a healthy performance weight should eat high fiber, low-fat food balanced with their training regimen in order to maintain muscle while still burning fat.

New study finds "nighttime heat waves" increasing in Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is beginning to get the type of nighttime heat waves that are routine in some other areas of the nation but historically rare in Oregon and Washington.

Hospice workers struggle on front lines of physician-assisted death laws

Hospice workers, who traditionally have opposed physician-assisted death, are often the caretakers of the people who use it - a difficult quandary to deal with.

Scientists outline long-term sea-level rise in response to warming of planet

A new study, published in PNAS, estimates that global sea levels will rise about 2.3 meters over the next several millennia for every degree (Celsius) the planet warms.

Lionfish expedition: down deep is where the big, scary ones live

Even at the depth of 300 feet, large populations of lionfish, many of them larger than those in shallow depths, are helping to devastate Atlantic Coast marine ecosystems.

Fear of deportation not an issue for farmworkers who get care from community health centers

Migrant workers are more likely to receive medical care from community health centers because fear of deportation is lower than they might face at other medical facilities.

The sounds of science - melting of iceberg creates surprising ocean din

The crackling sounds of a giant iceberg rapidly melting in warmer ocean water equal the noise created by several hundred supertankers, according to a new study by scientists.