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Study finds shade, cover can reduce predation by birds on trout
As snowpack levels decline with the warming climate, many streams will experience less water flow, especially during summer months, potentially exposing more fish to predation by birds and other animals.
Earthquake preparations need to start now, expert advises federal officials
Developing the resilience to withstand a massive earthquake along the Pacific Northwest's Cascadia Subduction Zone is the responsibility of public agencies, private businesses and individuals, and that work should be under ...
Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases
Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin-films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive, fast, highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases.
Fracking may affect air quality and human health
People living or working near active natural gas wells may be exposed to certain pollutants at higher levels than the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe for lifetime exposure, according to scientists from Oregon ...
Massive amounts of fresh water, glacial melt pouring into Gulf of Alaska
Incessant mountain rain, snow and melting glaciers in a comparatively small region of land that hugs the southern Alaska coast and empties fresh water into the Gulf of Alaska would create the sixth largest coastal river in ...
Past warming increased snowfall on Antarctica, affecting global sea level
A new study confirms that snowfall in Antarctica will increase significantly as the planet warms, offsetting future sea level rise from other sources - but the effect will not be nearly as strong as many scientists previously ...
Scientists find deep-ocean evidence for Atlantic overturning decline
A new study has found evidence from the deep ocean that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation – a system of currents that brings warm water from the tropics to the North Atlantic region and keeps its climate more ...
Improved way to assess cancer risk of pollutants
Scientists at Oregon State University have developed a faster, more accurate method to assess cancer risk from certain common environmental pollutants.
Geologist outlines earthquake "time bombs" in a forthcoming book
An emeritus Oregon State University geologist, who was one of the first scientists to point to the possibility of a major earthquake in the Pacific Northwest, outlines some of the world's seismic "time bombs" in a forthcoming ...
Researchers think Axial Seamount off Northwest coast is erupting – right on schedule
Axial Seamount, an active underwater volcano located about 300 miles off the coast of Oregon and Washington, appears to be erupting – after two scientists had forecast that such an event would take place there in 2015.