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Oregon State Police to end policing relationship with OSU

Oct. 23, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police will end its policing relationship with Oregon State University after more than 30 years of working with the school. KATU-TV reports the agency made the announcement Wednesday, just two days after state police officials released body cam video showing an OSP...

Oregon State announces new protections for old growth

Oct. 21, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University has announced plans to immediately reinstitute an abandoned 2005 management plan for its McDonald-Dunn research forest outside Corvallis, in a sign of continued fallout from criticism of the school for clearcutting a stand of ancient trees that included a...

Oregon State University gets $1 million to study hemp

Oct. 1, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

CORVALIS, Ore. (AP) — The Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University has received a $1 million gift to explore hemp genomics, research that can grow understanding of how hemp may be used in health and nutrition products, textiles and construction materials. In a statement the university said...

University study says wind turbines threaten migrating bats

Sep. 22, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Pacific Northwest bat that that migrates south for the winter faces a serious threat from wind turbines, according to a study by the by Oregon State University-Cascades. The study concludes that the hoary bat faces an uncertain future because its numbers have declined by 2% per year,...

Cougar encounter renews debate about threats from animal

Sep. 21, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Peter Idema has been running the trails and logging roads of Oregon State University's Dunn Research Forest near his Soap Creek Valley home for more than 30 years. But around 10 a.m. on Aug. 31, a routine run took an unexpected twist when he rounded a curve on a lonely stretch of...