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2011-02-28 11:39:18

Lodgepole pine, a hardy tree species that can thrive in cold temperatures and plays a key role in many western ecosystems, is already shrinking in range as a result of climate change – and may almost disappear from most of the Pacific Northwest by 2080, a new study concludes.

2011-02-24 13:56:55

The terribly destructive earthquake that just hit Christchurch, New Zealand, was only a moderate 6.3 magnitude, but had certain characteristics that offer an important lesson to cities up and down the West Coast of North America that face similar risks, experts say.

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2011-02-13 08:57:40

The application of a naturally occurring pheromone to honey bee test colonies increases colony growth resulting in stronger hives overall.

2011-02-10 20:39:09

A troublesome trend is occurring at colleges and universities around the country: fewer students are graduating with degrees in natural resource related degree programs.

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2011-02-08 12:05:00

A study suggested Tuesday that if China continued with pollution cutbacks implemented during the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing residents could see their lifetime lung cancer risk cut in half.

2011-01-31 20:52:39

Genetic research is showing that healthy steelhead runs in Pacific Northwest streams can depend heavily on the productivity of their stay-at-home counterparts, rainbow trout.

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2011-01-30 10:35:00

Engineers have created a new type of 'stereo vision' to use in studying ocean waves as they pound against the shore.

2011-01-04 00:00:36

Oregon State Extended Campus has partnered with the College of Health and Human Sciences to launch an online bachelor of science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS).

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2010-12-30 12:28:42

Members of the engineering faculty at Oregon State University have invented a new type of radiation detection and measurement device that will be particularly useful for cleanup of sites with radioactive contamination, making the process faster, more accurate and less expensive.

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2010-12-23 13:58:02

Marine ecologists at Oregon State University have shown for the first time that tiny fish larvae can drift with ocean currents and "re-seed" fish stocks significant distances away – more than 100 miles in a new study from Hawaii.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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