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National Geographic editor to speak on climate at OSU Earth Day observance

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An editor who has been called  “the Al Gore of National Geographic” will deliver the annual Tom McCall lecture on the environment at Oregon State University on April 22, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Dennis Dimick,  National Geographic‘s award-winning environmental editor, takes the theme “Changing Planet: Where Energy and Climate Collide” for his Earth […]

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Squid invasion: threat or opportunity?

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Growing numbers of Humboldt squid appearing off the Oregon coast have some scientists and fishermen concerned about the impact on salmon smolts and other native species – but others wonder if the squid might become a new commercial catch. In some fishing spots off Newport, fishermen report that their boats  have been completely surrounded by […]

under: fisheries, research

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