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15-year analysis of blue whale range off California finds conflict with shipping lanes

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Jul 23, 2014
A 15-year analysis of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat of injury and mortality.… Read full story.

OSU joins NASA mission to measure carbon in ocean plants and ecosystems

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Jul 17, 2014
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Review: Lead ammunition can be deadly, though mitigation may help

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Jul 9, 2014
A review of scientific studies on lead ammunition found that lead ingestion accounts for illness and mortality in more than 120 bird species in North America, but mitigation will be challenging.… Read full story.

Questions and answers on pest management from OSU experts

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Jul 3, 2014
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Oregon honeybee losses continue at economically unsustainable rate, OSU survey finds

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Jun 30, 2014
More than one in five commercial honeybee hives in Oregon did not survive last winter, continuing a financially challenging trend for professional beekeepers.… Read full story.

Artisan cheese startups face six-digit costs, finds OSU study

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Jun 23, 2014

OSU's Food Innovation Center to showcase local food entrepreneurs

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Jun 17, 2014

Genome could unlock eucalyptus potential for paper, fuel and fiber

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Jun 12, 2014
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ODFW, OSU to survey hunters about use of lead ammunition

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Jun 11, 2014
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State University are collaborating on an effort to survey Oregon hunters about their use and knowledge of lead ammunition.… Read full story.

OSU's food preservation and safety hotline opens July 14

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Jun 6, 2014

OSU calculator helps organic farmers use fertilizer more efficiently

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Jun 5, 2014
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Iron, steel in hatcheries may distort magnetic “map sense” of steelhead

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Jun 3, 2014
Exposure to iron pipes and steel rebar, such as the materials found in most hatcheries, affects the navigation ability of young steelhead trout, according to new research from Oregon State University.… Read full story.

Blueberries coated in leaf extracts have longer shelf life

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Jun 3, 2014
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Tracking potato famine pathogen to its home may aid $6 billion global fight

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Jun 2, 2014
OSU researchers have identified the Toluca Valley of central Mexico as the ancestral home of one of the world's most costly and deadly plant pathogens.… Read full story.

OSU's 4-H awards nearly $22,000 in scholarships

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May 23, 2014
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Humpback whale populations more distinct than previously thought

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May 21, 2014
A new study concludes that humpback whales in three different ocean basins are distinct from one another, evolved independently and should be considered separate subspecies.… Read full story.
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Study finds Oregon’s most common fish at least three distinct species

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May 19, 2014
A new study has found that the most common fish species in Oregon – the speckled dace – is actually at least three separate and distinct species.… Read full story.

National Pesticide Information Center beefs up mobile presence with $5 million award

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May 14, 2014
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Study of marine life near Newport finds no red flags for toxicity

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May 13, 2014
OSU scientists examined coastal marine species near Newport for concentrations of heavy metals and organic pollutants and found no bioaccumulation of significant concern.… Read full story.
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Former director of Hatfield Center Lavern Weber dies Monday

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May 7, 2014
Lavern Weber, director of Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center for a quarter-century died Monday. He was 80.… Read full story.
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