Toxic blue-green algae pose increasing threat to nation's drinking, recreational water

Toxic cyanobacteria in rivers, lakes and reservoirs pose an increasing threat to recreational and drinking water in the U.S. and around the world.

Wildlife ecologist working on teaching conservation in Africa

Wildlife ecologist Sue Haig was in Namibia when Cecil the lion was killed in nearby Zimbabwe - an event that became a teachable moment for her and 35 African students in her wildlife class.

Researchers studying Oregon's "resident population" of gray whales

OSU researchers are studying Oregon's population of 200 "resident" gray whales that hang out off the coast throughout the summer.

Northwest residents should channel fear of earthquake into pragmatic action

The Northwest will likely get a major earthquake in the near future; rather than take a fatalistic attitude or ignore the threat, residents and communities should begin preparing now, experts say.

Gift establishes professorship in "humanitarian engineering" at Oregon State

Oregon State University’s humanitarian engineering program now has one of the nation’s only endowed professorships in this emerging field.

Researchers conclude popular rockfish is actually two distinct species

A new analysis confirms that the Blue Rockfish (Sebastes mystinus), a rockfish sought by anglers primarily off the California and Oregon coasts, is actually two separate and distinct species.

Insect-killed forests pose no additional likelihood of wildfire

An analysis of wildfire extent in Oregon and Washington over the past 30 years shows very little difference in the likelihood of fires in forests with and without insect damage.

Study: Global sea levels have risen six meters or more with just slight global warming

A new review found that sea levels have risen in the past by about 20 feet with an increase in global mean temperatures of only 1-2 degrees (Celsius).

Legislature approves bonding for the Oregon Forest Science Complex

The Oregon Legislature has approved $29.7 million in state bonding to help fund the Oregon Forest Science Complex at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

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