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Sudden oak death a growing concern

Sudden oak death is nothing new to residents of Curry County, but despite decades of work to keep the pathogen that kills tanoak trees isolated, it appears to be moving. Earlier this year, a researcher with Oregon State University noticed tanoaks dying at a site on Highway 101 just north of Port Orford. When the trees were tested, they came back positive for sudden oak death.
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Oregon expected to have hotter than average summer temperatures

August temperatures are expected to be hotter than normal this year, but the Willamette Valley is unlikely to experience a heat wave of large magnitude during the late summer. The last weekend of June brought historically high temperatures as an abnormal heat wave swept through many parts of the Pacific Northwest, bringing with it record high temperatures. Portland, Ore. reportedly reached a high of 116 degrees Fahrenheit over the weekend whereas Corvallis, Ore. reached a high of 110 F.
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OSU HSRC receives state funding for basic need assistance services

Oregon State University, which has had a basic needs navigator for three years, has yet to determine how it will use the new funding provided by the passage of House Bill 2835. HB 2835 was passed on June 23 during the Oregon Legislature’s 2021 Regular Session and will fund what...
Curry County, ORCurry Coastal Pilot

Sudden oak death a growing concern

Sudden oak death is nothing new to residents of Curry County, but despite decades of work to keep the pathogen that kills tanoak trees isolated, it appears to be moving. Earlier this year, a researcher with Oregon State University noticed tanoaks dying at a site on Highway 101 just north of Port Orford. When the trees were tested, they came back positive for sudden oak death.
Trout Lake, WAChronicle

Volunteers Endure Heat, Rough Conditions to Protect Gifford Pinchot's Ponderosa Pines

GIFFORD PINCHOT NATIONAL FOREST — To find the tallest trees, you've got to look up. Eyeballs are the only way to identify rare, towering ponderosa pines amid the profusion of neighboring trees in these crowded woods. In mid-July, a group of hardy volunteers kept peering up at the skyline and then down at their boots while plunging off trails and into the thickest depths of the forest.
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Vail Daily

Letter: Thoughts on wolves

Biologists Bill Ripple of Oregon State University and Tom Hobbs of Colorado State University have found that wolves in Yellowstone have improved the ecosystem by direct and indirect consequences throughout the entire ecosystem. Wolves controlling the elk and deer populations have curbed intense browsing allowing the aspen and willow stands...
Wildlifeoregonstate.edu

Ancient, newly identified ‘mammoth weevil’ used huge ‘trunk’ to fight for mates

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University research has identified a 100-million-year-old weevil unlike any other known fossilized or living weevil. George Poinar Jr., an international expert in using plant and animal life forms preserved in amber to learn about the biology and ecology of the distant past, calls the male specimen a “mammoth weevil” because of its “monstrous trunk” – also known as the weevil’s rostrum or beak.
Tillamook County, ORtillamookheadlightherald.com

Learn more about harbor seals in Netarts Bay

The nearshore coastal waters, beaches, and bays surrounding Netarts are home to or visited by many different types of marine mammals. “If you have visited Netarts Bay, you most likely have seen our local Harbor Seal population,” said Chrissy Smith, executive director for the Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach and Sea (WEBS).
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Oil drilling

Residential proximity to oil and gas drilling linked to lower birth weights in newborns, study finds. A new study from Oregon State University found that infants born within 3 kilometers of oil …
Environmentmsn.com

Intense wildfire season forces evacuations from Oregon to Ontario

Toronto, Canada – Thousands of people from five remote First Nations in northern Ontario are being evacuated by plane amid some of the largest wildfires currently burning in North America. An early and intense wildfire season fueled by climate change has forced evacuations across the continent – from Oregon to...
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