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Photographer David Paul Bayles: Pop-Up Exhibit

David Paul Bayles is a documentary and contemporary art photographer who shares his unique perspective on environmental issues via his surreal photographs. When David realized that he wanted to become a photographer, he was living in the suburbs of Los Angeles during the early seventies. His photography school of choice was expensive, so he he […]

Workshop: Telling the Stories of Radiation Exposure

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is a decommissioned nuclear production complex located by the Columbia River in Hanford, Washington. The site was established in 1943 and the final reactor, N reactor, operated until 1987. Hanford Nuclear Reservation was created under the Manhattan Project, the U.S. led research and development project that produced […]

Energy Matters – Our Relationship with the Energy Industry

Terra Magazine has released a new article detailing “our contentious relationship with the energy industry”. In this article: Energy Matters by Nick Houtman, we explore the research of Hilary Boudet on the use of energy data for conservation purposes. Boudet has been exploring these issues for years, learning about how energy projects are described and debated by industry and […]

Could Eco-friendly Burials Save the Planet?

How have our funeral practices been impacting the planet? Cynthia Beal, a 30-year veteran of the natural-food movement, has been working to answer this question. She believes that patterns of our current funeral industry have been devastating for our planet, remarking: “I was trying to solve the problem of what would happen to people’s bodies. As […]

Contech Stormwater Filters on OSU Campus

Seniors in chemical, biological, and environmental engineering at Oregon State University can culminate their experience with a senior project. This year, a 2017 Senior Capstone Project Report by OSU students (CBEE 416) working with David Eckert of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition has released a “Comparative Analysis of Stormwater Pollutant Loads Mitigated by Contech Stormwater Filters on OSU […]

15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends

A recent issue of BioScience has revealed the severity of negative trends in certain types of environmental harm and their impact on human well-being. The viewpoint article — “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice” — was signed by more than 15,000 scientists in 184 countries. Among the negative 25-year global trends noted in […]

Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, April 8, 10am-4pm Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day.  HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and five government agency partners. Explore […]

Sustainability Alumni Profile: Ryon Merrick

Within the college of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, OSU has started a Climate Science option. Let’s learn about the first graduate of the program! Meet Ryon Merrick: the very first graduate of the Climate Science program. With the addition of the Climate Science option, Merrick is able to apply his knowledge to climate change research and […]

OSU Students Provide Important Research on Stormwater Assessment

Recently, a stormwater assessment was conducted by three OSU students, Michael Kelly, Tracie Tran, and Harrison Holzgang, along with their sponsor, David Eckert, of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. The objectives of their research were to both assess the quality of OSU’s stormwater as well as its impact on Oak Creek, an EPA-classified impaired stream. To conduct […]

National Wildlife Federation includes Hatfield Marine Science Center in Featured List

Recently, the National Wildlife Federation released The Campus Wild: How College and University Green Landscapes Provide Havens for Wildlife and “Lands-on” Experiences for Students. The publication includes a list of featured “Remote Colleges and University Properties,” noted for their hands-on student learning.  At the beginning of that list was OSU’s very own Hatfield Marine Science […]