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Research shows sunblock containing zinc oxide can break down and become toxic

Scientists used zebra fish to test the toxicity, since zebra fish share about 80% of the human genetic code. CORVALLIS, Ore. — New research...

Willamette, Columbia river levels will stay lower longer this year due to drought

Last week, the Columbia and Willamette rivers dropped to levels they hadn't been to in five years. The low levels are driven by dry conditions...

Electrifying homes can go a long way to curb global warming

For years, there's been a push to electrify local highways. But what about electrifying neighborhoods? It could go a long way in reducing greenhouse gas...

US Army Corps of Engineers required to cool water at Snake River dams to help salmon survive

Video taken over the summer showed sockeye salmon covered in lesions and fungus — the result of water that was 71 degrees. PORTLAND, Ore....

Early fall colors could mean trouble for trees

All those vibrant reds, yellows and oranges are clear signs of fall. But, that kind of color this early might also be a sign your...

Thinning forests alone helps reduce wildfire risk, Oregon researchers say

Researchers compared thinned stands of trees with un-thinned control stands and used computer modeling to predict the behavior of future fires. PORTLAND, Oregon —...

After record fire season, Oregon researchers say wildfires will only get worse

As climate change ramps up, so will the number, size and intensity of wildfires, according to researchers at Oregon State University. PORTLAND, Ore. —...

Dead zone lingers in ocean off Oregon Coast longer than expected

Research is revealing a "dead zone" off our coast that's not only bigger than expected, is also lasting much longer than researchers thought. PORTLAND,...

'No one knew what they were': Oregon researchers set out to find mysterious mammal in Pacific Ocean

The mysterious mammal is known as the beaked whale and it's about half the length of a gray whale. NEWPORT, Ore. — A group...

Researchers use trees along the Oregon Coast to better understand tsunami threat

A team of researchers found evidence of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck the Pacific Northwest in 1700. NEWPORT, Oregon — Experts...

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