Fire, grazing and logging have all caused problems when they occurred in the wrong place at the wrong time for too long and too intensely. But researchers and land managers are finding that, if used strategically, these disturbances can become tools to control weeds, prevent juniper invasion and limit the extent of wildfire.
Forecast for Africa
In the summer of 2012, Zachary Dunn climbed onto the roof of a red-brick schoolhouse in Lela, a small village in southwestern Kenya. A crowd of children milled about on the ground, watching him attach a small weather station to the peak.
Prehistoric Sampling and Futuristic Forecasting
Scientists at Oregon State have uncovered evidence that similar dead zones arose abruptly thousands of years ago during periods of rapid warming.
Veterans for Peace
Leah Bolger, a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, believes that all wars should be abolished.
Water Action Team
Oregon may have a reputation for an abundance of rain, but even in the lush Willamette Valley, water shortages are a growing concern.
Divestment Gathers Support
Jessie Pettibone and almost 20 faculty and student members worked to pass a divestment resolution in the OSU Faculty Senate and one branch of the Associated Students of OSU government.