Climate Science

NEWS and FEATURES

MASSIVE DIE-OFF HITS FIR TREES ACROSS PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Labeled “Firmageddon,” by researchers, the drought-driven “mortality event” is the largest ever recorded in the region
Columbia Insight
Nov 23, 2022

MEGASTORMS ARE COMING TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Climate change means larger atmospheric rivers could lead to billions of dollars in damages. But how good are the predictions?
Columbia Insight
Oct 27, 2022

THE FOREST SERVICE IS EXPERIMENTING WITH RELOCATING TREE SPECIES TO SAVE THEM FROM CLIMATE CHANGE
‘Assisted migration’ has come to the Pacific Northwest, but experts don’t agree if it’s a good thing or a radical response to a warming world
Columbia Insight
Sep. 15, 2022

PAC NW’S ‘TREES OF LIFE’ ARE DYING. NOW WE KNOW WHY:
Drought and climate change are wreaking havoc on an icon of Pacific Northwest forests. How long do the western redcedars have?
Columbia Insight
Aug. 18, 2022

LESS SNOW IS THE NEW NORM. THAT’S TROUBLE FOR FARMERS:
A recent study puts the Columbia River Basin in same snow-hazard category as more arid regions in the Middle East
Columbia Insight
Dec. 3, 2020

THREAT OF SALMON EXTINCTION TURNS SMALL TRIBE INTO CLIMATE RESEARCHERS: As glaciers disappear, fish are expected to follow. But the Nooksack tribe of Washington state has a plan to keep nearby rivers and streams cool.
YES! Magazine
Sept. 06, 2016

CATCHING FIRE: The Karuk indigenous tradition of burning forests is culturally and ecologically vital—and the Forest Service is starting to see the wisdom.
YES! Magazine
Spring 2017

CHANGES IN THE WIND: Science, collaboration and technology for ocean health
Terra
May 2016

A WORLD AFLAME: A UO research project explores the effects of climate change on Northwest Tribes
Oregon Quarterly
May 2016

ALL TOMORROW’S BOVINES: The Science of Creating a Climate-Friendly Cow and Why Your Stupid Vegan Friends Might Be Right After All
The Portland Mercury 
Mar. 19, 2014

DEATH WARMED OVER: A Cheat Sheet to Our Coming Climate Catastrophe
The Portland Mercury
Sept. 27, 2012

HYPOXIA: HOW IS IT AFFECTING OCEAN LIFE AND WHY?
Confluence Magazine
Nov. 2011

RESEARCHER PROFILES

KIM COBB: Corals, Climate, and a Changing World
American Association for the Advancement of Science Member Spotlight
Jun. 19, 2018

PETER CLARK: Melting Ice, Rising Seas, and Climate Change
American Association for the Advancement of Science Member Spotlight
Jan. 29, 2018

NAOMI ORESKES—Scientific Consensus, Climate Change, and the Merchants of Doubt
American Association for the Advancement of Science Member Spotlight
Apr. 21, 2017

ALAN MIX, tiny shells and climate tipping points
American Association for the Advancement of Science Member Spotlight
May. 13, 2016

JANET FRANKLIN adds ecological complexity to the climate change map
American Association for the Advancement of Science Member Spotlight
Feb. 22, 2016

BLOGS

Irrigated Agriculture, Snowmelt, and Climate Change
The Climate CIRCulator
Aug. 2020

Western US Needs More Controlled Burns
The Climate CIRCulator
Jan. 22, 2020

Drought and Fish in the Willamette Valley
The Climate CIRCulator
Jan. 2020

California Wildfires and Climate Change
The Climate CIRCulator
Jan. 2020

Flooding in Estuaries
The Climate CIRCulator
Jan. 2020

Climate Change Variability in Snowpack
The Climate CIRCulator
Aug. 2019

Extremely Warm Days to Continue Under Climate Change
The Climate CIRCulator
Aug. 2019

Understanding the Hydrologic Spread
The Climate CIRCulator
Aug. 2019

Coproducing Science?
The Climate CIRCulator
Aug. 2019