Portland Tribune: New Report Questions Northwest Earthquake Estimates

Pamplin Media Group | July 30, 2014 8:48 a.m.

Nearly forgotten research from decades ago is raising questions about how accurately geologists have estimated previous earthquake activity in the region -- and whether current predictions of a future devastating earthquake can be trusted.

50 Years Ago, A Small Taste Of A Pacific Tsunami's Potential Power

OPB | March 27, 2014 midnight

On March 27, 1964 a massive earthquake devastated parts of Alaska and triggered a tsunami that swept down the West coast, killing 16 people in Oregon and California.

Statesman Journal: Bills Target Tsunami Debris

Statesman Journal | Dec. 05, 2013 2:56 a.m.

Two bills that would increase funding for cleaning up Japanese tsunami debris have been passed by the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee.

Sardine Crash May Be Hurting Brown Pelicans

AP | Nov. 29, 2013 10:33 a.m.

Scientists and conservation groups are worried that a crash in West Coast sardine numbers that has forced cutbacks in commercial fishing is also hurting brown pelicans on the West Coast.

Daily Astorian: Gillnet Fishing Rules Will Remain In Force During Court Review

Daily Astorian | Oct. 23, 2013 2:37 a.m.

Recently adopted rules that would phase out gillnet use on the lower Columbia River will now go into effect. The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled this week that they would not impose a stay on enforcement of the rules while they review a lawsuit against the policy changes.

Portland Tribune: Protecting life on ocean's floor

Pamplin Media Group | Oct. 17, 2013 3:21 a.m.

Miles off the Oregon Coast, sponges and corals believed to be hundreds of years old line the ocean floor.

Hear What It Sounds Like Inside The Pacific Ocean

OPB | Aug. 29, 2013 midnight

The Pacific Ocean off the Oregon Coast is really loud. That’s the finding of scientists working for Oregon State University, NOAA and the federal Energy Department.

Underwater Camera Films Fish Habitat Off Oregon's Coast

Ecotrope | Aug. 22, 2013 2:03 p.m.

This week, the environmental group Oceana is collecting images from the ocean off the Oregon Coast as part of a campaign to close more seafloor habitat to bottom trawl fishing.

Tropical Storm Spurs Portland Flight Cancellations, Delays

OPB | July 29, 2013 10:44 a.m.

Tropical Storm Flossie is causing flight delays and cancelations. Some airlines at Portland International Airport are being affected on Monday.

OSU Study Explains How Even A Little Ocean Acidification Can Kill Baby Oysters

OPB | June 12, 2013 11:51 a.m.

A new study by Oregon State University researchers found that acidic water adds stress during a time when baby oysters are already in a "death race" to build their first shell. Researchers concluded that water with elevated carbon dioxide levels can cause the oysters to lose that race – even if the water isn't fully corrosive.

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