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Nearly half of the organic carbon stored in soil around the world is contained in Arctic permafrost, which has experienced rapid melting, and that organic material could be converted to greenhouse gases that would exacerbate global warming.

Recent News

OSU News Release
11/20/2017

For reef-building corals, not just any symbiotic algae will do, new research shows. The findings amount to another danger sign for the world’s coral reefs. 

OSU News Release
11/20/2017

A team of scientists that used motion-sensing tags to track the movements of more than five dozen blue whales off the California coast discovered that most have a lateralization bias – in other words, they essentially are “right-handed” or “left-handed.”

11/15/2017

A Canadian researcher who has discovered a source of water more than 2 billion years old – and tasted it for the sake of science – will present the 2017 Thomas Condon Lecture at Oregon State University on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

OSU News Release
11/15/2017

Oregon State University’s new marine studies building at its Hatfield Marine Science Center will not only increase the region’s marine science education and research capacity, it will use state-of-the-art architectural and engineering techniques to serve as one of the first “vertical evacuation” tsunami sites in the United States.

OSU News Release
11/09/2017

An OSU computer science professor is part of a team that will receive up to $7.1 million to develop a drone swarm infrastructure to help the U.S. military in urban combat.