Climate change. The debate continues on whether we are in the midst of a marked change in climate brought on by human action.
Terra Magazine, Oregon State University's research enterprise magazine, devoted its entire Winter 2012 issue to climate change. It addresses what research is revealing about trends in climate. The issue also features Oregon scientists, foresters, farmers, public health officials and planners discussing how they are preparing for the impact of climate changes.
If you like to gamble, you might think that nature is bluffing. With each passing year, it appears she is not.
These are the formative years of a West Coast wave energy industry, and scientists are working with businesses, communities and policymakers to gather environmental data, test new technologies and consider the options. Their work is coordinated through the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), a partnership between Oregon State University and the University of [...]