Category Archives: Oregon State University (OSU)

Oregon seeks to become U.S. mass timber hub 

Timm Locke relishes a chance to drive around Portland and showcase the latest commercial buildings made with mass timber, a construction material that uses wood beams and panels instead of concrete and steel. Source: Oregon seeks to become U.S. mass timber hub – Local News – The Daily Astorian

OSU professor’s firing for sexual harassment, bullying upheld by Benton County judge

A Benton County judge has upheld an Oregon State University professor’s firing for bullying and sexual harassment in the first case of its kind to be heard in a state court. Source: OSU professor’s firing for sexual harassment, bullying upheld by Benton County judge | OregonLive.com

Oregon wildfire risk: 80 percent of state in drought

It’s shaping up to be a hot, dry and smoky summer in Oregon. Source: Oregon wildfire risk: 80 percent of state in drought

Pot proliferation accelerates need for health studies

It’s no surprise that a new study found more Oregon college students — both under-age and 21 or older — are smoking marijuana, now that recreational use is legal here. Source: Pot proliferation accelerates need for health studies – News – The Register Guard – Eugene, OR

Kilauea not connected to Northwest volcanoes – but… 

As flowing lava from the Kilauea volcano continues to destroy homes on the Big Island of Hawaii – and on Thursday, an eruption from the summit sent ash 30,000 feet into the air — some Pacific Northwest residents have expressed concern that the events in Hawaii could trigger an eruption in the Cascade Range. Source: […]
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Flax: What’s old is new again

SALEM, Over the past 70 years, fiber flax, once a major crop in the Willamette Valley, has virtually vanished from Oregon. But a new initiative called Fibrevolution aims to revive this once-thriving industry and bring fiber flax cultivation back to the Northwest. Source: Flax: What’s old is new again

Oregon town fights back against invading Mormon crickets

April Aamodt likens it to the zombie apocalypse.It was about this time last year when hordes of hissing, cannibalistic Mormon crickets began swarming the small town of Arlington, Ore., climbing up the sides of houses, marching down the streets and devouring local crops. Source: Oregon town fights back against invading Mormon crickets

Western Innovator: Improving soil health in arid E. Oregon

Dryland farming is challenging enough at Bill Jepsen’s family farm in arid northeast Oregon, where it rains only 12 inches per year on average, providing precious little moisture to grow a healthy crop. Source: Western Innovator: Improving soil health in arid E. Oregon – Research Center – Capital Press

Oregon cherries withstand February freeze

Despite a sudden, hard freeze at the end of February, cherries and pears appear to be faring well in the Columbia River Gorge. Source: Oregon cherries withstand February freeze – Orchards, Nuts & Vines – Capital Press

Governor signs funding bill for OSU-Cascades

Gov. Kate Brown visited Oregon State University-Cascades on Wednesday to sign a bill approving $39 million for a new academic building on the Bend campus. The state funding, plus a $10 million match from private donors, will pay for a building for classes in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Source: Governor signs funding bill […]
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