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.
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 | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ecotrope | May 17, 2012 2:30 a.m.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a new map of all 1,700 marine protected areas in the country. A new report concludes 8 percent of all U.S. waters are protected by MPAs, though most allow fishing and other uses. No-fishing marine protected areas occupy only 3 percent of U.S. waters.
Ecotrope | Feb. 07, 2012 6:48 a.m.
Today the Oregon Senate voted 25-5 to approve three new marine reserves in state coastal waters.