Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

OSU Today

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.
As a warming climate changes Kodiak bears’ diets, impacts could ripple through ecosystem (The Conversation)
I’ve spent the last three years trying to solve this ecological puzzle. After extensive field and lab work along with researchers from Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Flathead Lake Biological Station and Oregon State University, we arrived at a fascinating conclusion.
‘Warm summers and stronger storms’: Climatologist on climate change and extreme weather (KVAL)
With all of the strange weather patterns seen around the world this summer, many are wondering whether or not these are signs of climate change. Kathie Dello, a Climatologist at Oregon State University has been studying weather conditions over long periods of time. She has seen temperatures across the nation rise over the past few years, and she says this is a direct sign of climate change.
Paris Agreement targets still possible – but not easy, new study says (Weather Underground)
It’s encouraging that it’s still physically possible but it’s going to take very ambitious mitigation with a peak in emissions by 2030, which is before some states are even talking about phasing out coal. Things will have to progress a lot quickly,” Kathie Dello, climate scientist and associate director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University, told in a phone interview.
OSU researchers identify gonorrhea vaccine candidates (KTVZ)
Researchers at Oregon State University have identified a pair of proteins that show promise as the basis for a gonorrhea vaccine, the school said Tuesday. The findings are an important step toward a potential new weapon in …

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