Socially vulnerable populations are disproportionately exposed to wildfires in the West, study finds

People experiencing a high degree of social vulnerability are also more exposed to wildfires in Oregon and Washington as wildfire risk increases, a new study shows.

Oregon State researchers receive grants to study marine carbon dioxide removal solutions

Oregon State University researchers are receiving federal funding to study potential solutions for removing carbon dioxide in marine environments.

Art, science merge in Oregon State study of 19th-century landscape paintings’ ecological integrity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon State University-led collaboration of ecologists and art historians has demonstrated that landscape paintings from more than 150 years ago can advance environmental science.

New multi-institution earthquake center aims to advance understanding of Cascadia Subduction Zone

Oregon State University researchers will play key roles in a new multi-institution earthquake research center dedicated to the study of the Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia Subduction Zone, which is capable of producing earthquakes comparable to the largest recorded globally.

‘Exploding Whales’ partnership with Eugene baseball team benefits OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute

A minor-league baseball promotion rooted in a quirky bit of Oregon history will culminate this weekend in Eugene with a fundraising auction to benefit Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute.

New species of beetle used extra-long antennae to battle for mates at the feet of dinosaurs

CORVALLIS, Ore. – One hundred million years ago, as iguanodons and triceratops fled from hungry tyrannosaurs, another biological drama played out on the ground where the giant reptiles trod: Male beetles using their supersized antennae in combat for mates.

Gray whales feeding along the Pacific Northwest coast are smaller than their counterparts who travel farther to forage

Gray whales that spend their summers feeding off the coast of Oregon are shorter than their counterparts who travel north to the Arctic for food, new research from Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute shows.

Visible work on OSU-led wave energy testing facility to begin in August

The next step in Oregon State University’s construction of a wave energy testing facility off the Oregon Coast is likely to be visible to residents and visitors to the area in August.

Billions in conservation spending fail to improve wild fish stocks in Columbia Basin

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Four decades of conservation spending totaling more than $9 billion in inflation-adjusted tax dollars has failed to improve stocks of wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin, according to Oregon State University research.

New drug delivery system shows promise in treatment of life-threatening pregnancy condition

PORTLAND, Ore. – Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy have developed a drug delivery system that shows promise for greatly enhancing the efficacy of the medicine given to women with the life-threatening condition of ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the lining of the uterus.

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