Nuclear power tends to stir strong feelings, both pro and con. New engineering approaches address issues such as waste, operating safety and proliferation and underscore the potential for nuclear to raise living standards while reducing carbon emissions. See the Power Surge story in Terra.
For a second year in a row, commercial salmon boats in California and Oregon will either retool for another fishery or travel north. The cause: Regulators are protecting the paltry returns to the Sacramento River in order to rebuild those stocks. See Mark Floyd’s story in Terra about what OSU scientists and their partners are doing to sustain salmon in the Northwest.
See it for yourself, the first baby blue whale ever caught on film. A clip from National Geographic’s groundbreaking story with OSU researcher Bruce Mate and his colleague, John Calambokidis of Cascadia Research Cooperative, is at http://oregonstate.edu/home/stories/index.php?story=bruce-mate.
If you’re a student of whales or just fascinated by them, see the Terra story about Bruce Mate’s work at oregonstate.edu/terra/2006summer/.