OSU Water in the News

Below is a collection of news stories featuring OSU water faculty and students. To add to this list, please email iww@oregonstate.edu

 

OSU professor explores the rural environmental crisis from China's burgeoning economy (Oregonian 12/02/2009)

The Chinese people Bryan Tilt talked to in rural Sichuan Province lived in a cloak of pollution. A zinc smelter, a coking plant and a coal-washing plant spewed contaminants into the air and into waterways in amounts far above the standards set by the World Health Organization and China's own Ministry of Environmental Protection.

 
Climate change melts Oregon snowpack (OPB 11/25/2009)

Oregon State University researchers reported Tuesday that they’ve found a dramatic long-term decrease in the winter snowpack in parts of the state.  For more details, see also the OSU press release.

 
Flooded farmlands are boost to native fish and healthy habitat, study says (Oregonian 11/17/2009)

Heavy seasonal flooding of farm fields creates a sanctuary for fish and access to high-energy foods and places to breed, a study by researchers at Oregon State University has found.

 
Farms play key role for fish (Albany Democrat Herald 11/14/2009)

A newly published study by researchers at Oregon State University has found that farmers’ fields that are seasonally inundated with floodwaters play a role not only in creating a sanctuary for fish during high-velocity water, but in providing access to high-energy foods and places for breeding. Features research by Guillermo Giannico and others.