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Land policy changes would sequester more carbon and conserve habitat

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Sep 15, 2014

Fungi that changed the world featured at Corvallis Science Pub

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Aug 29, 2014
If you eat bread, drink beer or take antibiotics, thank the fungi that make these things possible. At the Sept. 8 Corvallis Science Pub, Joey Spatafora, a leading fungal biologist, will share the often-bizarre tales of this kingdom of life and reveal how human civilization would be so much poorer without it.… Read full story.
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Grant to improve STEM success among underrepresented students

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Aug 29, 2014
A new $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help OSU increase retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students in STEM fields.… Read full story.

OSU researchers tagging whales off southern California

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Aug 25, 2014
OSU researchers are tagging blue and fin whales off southern California as a follow-up to their landmark 15-year analysis on blue whale distribution published last month.… Read full story.

Organic and conventional dairies show few differences in cow health and milk

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Aug 21, 2014
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First tagging study of Antarctic minke whales shows unique feeding

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Aug 18, 2014
Scientists for the first time have used tags to track the behavior of Antarctic minke whales and discovered that they feed in ways unique from other species.… Read full story.
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OSU research helps Chinese crested terns make comeback

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Aug 18, 2014
Researchers established a new breeding colony for one of the world’s most endangered seabirds  – the Chinese crested tern – which had a global population of fewer than 50 birds.… Read full story.
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Few surfers are deterred by ocean bacteria that makes them sick

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Aug 15, 2014
Health warnings issued when beaches have high levels of bacteria do not keep many surfers out of the water, according to a new study by Oregon State University.… Read full story.
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Chemistry professors named ACS Fellows

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Aug 4, 2014
Two OSU professors have been named as fellows of the American Chemical Society. Honored were Kevin Gable and Robert McGorrin.… Read full story.
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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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