A New Era of Debris Flow Experiments in the Oregon Woods

Studying the physics of landslide initiation and the dynamics of debris flows is challenging, as these phenomena occur spontaneously, commonly in remote locations, and usually during inclement weather. Those who do this work trudge into the muck not only because the unpredictable natures of natural slope failures and landslide runouts are scientifically interesting […]

Climate change taking toll on Oregon, but state has many options for adaptation

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The effects of a changing climate continue to significantly affect Oregonians and the state’s resources and infrastructure, the latest biennial report released today by the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute concludes. In addition, the legislatively mandated Oregon Climate Assessment, which references many peer-reviewed studies, sheds light on growing racial and economic […]

Sea star listed as critically endangered following research by Oregon State University

IMAGE: Sunflower sea star view more  Credit: Janna Nichols CORVALLIS, Ore. – The iconic sunflower sea star has been listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature following a groundbreaking population study led by Oregon State University and The Nature Conservancy. “These sea stars used to be easy to find and were […]

Oregon just voted to legalize magic mushrooms. Here’s what that actually means.

The ballot measure doesn’t mean these drugs will be sold in dispensaries. (Unsplash/) Tuesday’s dramatic election night saw the approval of multiple historic ballot measures, including ground-breaking new drug policies in Oregon. In addition to decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of most recreational drugs—and moving to establish an addiction treatment program funded by tax […]