OSU researchers fix calculation error in study on fracking and human health

A 2015 Oregon State University study that linked natural-gas fracking to increased air pollution and heightened health risks has been corrected by its authors.

Terrifed insect escapes a permanent tomb - 50 million years ago

Thousands of insects, plants and other life forms have been found trapped in ancient amber deposits, but a new discovery shows a different rarity – the one that got away.

Pacific Storm operations transferred to OSU college

Operations of the R/V Pacific Storm have been transferred to OSU's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.

New technology could improve use of small-scale hydropower in developing nations

OSU engineers have created a new software package that should help people in developing nations make better use of small scale hydropower to produce electricity.

Oil and gas infrastructure doesn't seem to deter nesting hawks

Roads and petroleum wells in Wyoming’s oil and gas country don’t seem to interfere with the nesting of ferruginous hawks, according to recent findings by OSU wildlife researchers.

Study finds native Olympia oysters more resilient to ocean acidification

Native Olympia oysters, which once thrived along the Pacific Northwest coast until over-harvesting and habitat loss all but wiped them out, have a built-in resistance to ocean acidification.

"Weather@Home" offers precise new insights into climate change in the West

Thousands of “citizen scientists” have volunteered their personal computer time to help create one of the most detailed simulations of weather ever done in the West.

Coral reefs fall victim to overfishing, pollution aggravated by ocean warming

Overfishing and nutrient pollution are combining with pathogenic disease – in the face of higher ocean temperatures - to ultimately become deadly to coral reefs, researchers have concluded.

PNAS Study: Eddies enhance survival of coral reef fish in sub-tropical waters

A new study published in PNAS found that swirling eddies in oceans are critical to the growth and survival of larval fishes.

Hydrothermal vents, methane seeps play enormous role in marine life, global climate

Hydrothermal vents and methane seeps on the ocean floor that were once thought to be geologic and biological oddities are now emerging as major players in global climate.