West Coast scientists sound alarm for changing ocean chemistry

The governments of Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia need to act now to combat rapid acidification of the Pacific Ocean, a panel of scientists concludes.

"Community solar" systems may add savings to local, cooperative energy projects

Small "community-solar" projects involving neighbors working together may hold part of the future of solar energy and improved efficiency.

An ancient killer: ancestral malarial organisms traced to age of dinosaurs

Malaria may have evolved more than 100 million years ago and been one part of the puzzle to dinosaur extinction, a new analysis suggests.

U.S. adults get failing grade in healthy lifestyle behavior

Only 2.7 percent of the U.S. adult population achieves all four of some basic behavioral characteristics that researchers say would constitute a “healthy lifestyle.”

Wetland enhancement in Midwest could help reduce catastrophic floods of the future

Restoration of wetlands in the Midwest could significantly reduce peak river flows, especially as heavy rains and floods increase in the future.

Southern right whales slowly rebounding, but still decades away from full recovery

A new study has determined that right whales in the Southern Hemisphere were once more abundant than previously thought, making their full recovery from near-extinction another 50 to 100 years away.

PNAS Study: Carbon from land played a role during last deglaciation

A new study being published this week in PNAS confirms the ocean's role in the rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide during deglaciation, but also documents land-based carbon sources.

Five years after tsunami, scientists cross fingers on invasive species establishment

Five years after a massive earthquake struck Japan and triggered a tsunami, scientists are unsure whether any non-native species have gained a foothold in Northwest waters.

OSU joins center to enhance teaching skills of STEM graduate students

Oregon State University has become one of 46 members of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning

Mariana Trench: Seven miles deep, the ocean is still a noisy place

Scientists have eavesdropped on the deepest part of the world’s oceans and instead of finding a sea of silence, they discovered a cacophony of sounds both natural and caused by humans.