Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media. For more about this section, see:


Climate change fuels a water rights conflict built on over a century of broken promises (Washington Post)

But it also promised irrigation water forever to the overwhelmingly White farmers of the basin, who enjoyed political support, said Hannah Gosnell, an Oregon State University geography professor. The dueling promises have been in conflict for more than a century. Over the past decade, however, the tribes have won court approval to begin enforcing the water rights first established in that original 1864 treaty.

Christmas trees may be hard to find this year, experts say (ABC News)

"Survival has been declining," said Chal Landgren, a Christmas tree specialist at Oregon State University. "We lost 70% of the nobles across the state with the heat dome."

Snow cover critical for revegetation following high-severity forest fires (Phys Org)

How much and how long a severely burned Pacific Northwest mountain landscape stays blanketed in winter snow is a key factor in the return of vegetation, research by Oregon State University and the University of Nevada, Reno shows. (see also KATUKTVZ)

Experts detail Oregon forest damage in aftermath of June heat dome; long term effects unknown (Oregonian)

That was the goal of the Friday meeting, convened by the Oregon State University College of Forestry, to begin looking at how excessive heat affects one of Oregon’s most valuable and beloved natural resources. Some of the scorched trees will undoubtedly recover -- and scientists at this point can’t say how many -- but the long-term prognosis for the state’s forests after a heat wave of such epic proportions will require more in-depth research. (see also OPB News)

Editorial: Keep fighting for OSU-Cascades (Bend Bulletin)

Oregon State University-Cascades Campus now has its first doctoral program. It has a beautiful campus — reclaiming a mining pit. Its student population is growing when other colleges across the country are struggling. It’s a Central Oregon success story. Celebrate it. And keep fighting for it.

OSU Cattle Plan assesses industry needs (East Oregonian)

Oregon State University has completed a comprehensive needs assessment for the beef and dairy industries that identifies research opportunities and funding sources for producers to stay competitive in the marketplace. (see also Capital Press)

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