Scientists at Oregon State have uncovered evidence that similar dead zones arose abruptly thousands of years ago during periods of rapid warming.
Keeping greenhouse gases sequestered in the tangled roots and soggy detritus of mangrove forests could be vital to keeping the planet cool enough for habitation, scientists say.
A climate scientist and a student surveyed land managers in sagebrush country to create a blueprint for a practical, nimble, accessible computer tool for helping manage fires, protect wildlife, reseed vegetation and control invasives in a shifting landscape.
As the world warms, insects and pathogens are on the move. Heat waves are getting hotter and more frequent. Algal blooms are increasing in frequency, intensity and duration, posing risks to drinking water and shellfish consumption. Wildfires are putting more particulates into the air, leading to increases in asthma and hospital admissions for respiratory distress.
Leah Bolger, a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, believes that all wars should be abolished.
Oregon may have a reputation for an abundance of rain, but even in the lush Willamette Valley, water shortages are a growing concern.