New research shows that paying communities in Mexico to conserve and manage their jointly-owned property doesn’t just benefit the environment—it strengthens social relationships and a sense of community within those areas as well.
The Oregon State University Faculty Senate and Associated Students of Oregon State University passed a joint resolution last month endorsing “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice,” an article published late last year by lead author Oregon State Professor William Ripple.
As flowing lava from the Kilauea volcano continues to destroy homes on the Big Island of Hawaii – and officials fear a more violent eruption could occur – some Pacific Northwest residents have expressed concern that the events in Hawaii could trigger an eruption in the Cascade Range.
Wildfires show no respect for property lines, but a new analysis of the 2013 Douglas Complex fire in southwestern Oregon concludes that young plantation forests managed by industrial owners experienced higher severity fire than did nearby public forests.
Increasing water storage in the mountain meadows of the arid West through diverse river restoration strategies has local benefits for vegetation but is unlikely to benefit downstream flows, according to an Oregon State University study.