Northwest residents from Idaho farmers to Puget Sound tribes will be impacted by climate change, according to a new report written by scientists at Oregon State University and the University of Washington.
There's plenty of evidence that the climate has warmed up over the past century, and climate scientists know this has happened throughout the history of the planet. But they want to know more about how this warming is different.
Oregon State University will soon have $3 million dollars from the National Science Foundation to design high-tech vessels for coastal research.
Newport has been selected as the site for what its backers call a [utility-scale wave energy test site](/energy/article/grant-funds-largest-wave-research-site-in-us/ ""). The city on Oregon's central coast beat out Reedsport to the south for what's called the Pacific Marine Energy Center.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Dairy Center at Oregon State University has sold its milking cows while it fixes its facilities to prevent a manure spill such as occurred there earlier this year.
Oregon will soon be home to the first large-scale wave research site in the United States. A $4 million grant from the Department of Energy is helping fund the facility.
Researchers from Oregon State University are helping test a way to generate energy from ocean waves off Newport.
The drought that hit the West from 2000-2004 is not only the worst in 800 years, but it could be the new “normal”. That’s according to new research in the journal Nature Geoscience.
Global warming is 20 times more likely to be the cause of last year's prolonged heat wave in Texas than it could have been in the 1960s, when less greenhouse gases had been released into the atmosphere. That's the conclusion of quick-turnaround research led by Oregon's state climatologist.
Oregon State University scientists at the Hatfield Marine Science center are among the people studying the debris that is washing ashore from the 2011 Japanese tsunami.
NEWPORT, Ore. - For the first time, we're getting to listen to the eruption of an undersea volcano off the Northwest coast. It's about 300 miles out to sea from Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Supporters of constructing a "living building" in downtown Portland say the project isn't dead -- though they're not saying how it'll stay alive. The legislative session closed Monday without lawmakers approving state bonds that would've covered close to half the cost of the more than $60 million project.
The waters off Port Orford, Oregon, have seen a steady decline in the numbers of rockfish because of over-fishing. But soon the area will be protected and fishing will be banned. Scientists are working with fishermen to ensure the health of fish and their habitats.
Every year more than 6 billion juvenile salmon are released from hatcheries into the rivers of the Northwest. New research published today (Monday) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that hatchery fish may actually be adapting to captivity – making them less equipped to take on life in the wild.
Scientists have learned that winter freezing and thawing causes significant damage to the water transport system in conifers, but the trees have an amazing ability to fix themselves.
A new understanding is emerging about the important role wolves and other predators play in the health of ecosystems. That's a takeaway from a review just published in the journal Science. The report is based in part on research by an Oregon State University scientist.