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Death Sentence for Oregon Sea Lions

They're a welcome attraction at Sea Lions Caves, San Francisco's Pier 39, and other sites on the West Coast, but 40 miles east of Portland, wildlife officials are killing California sea lions by lethal injection. The crime? Eating endangered Chinook salmon and steelhead trout at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River....

Sustainability Mythbusters

It's hard to sort out myth from reality when it comes to what benefits the environment and what harms it. Here are a few common beliefs about sustainability…and the truth or fiction behind them. ...

GMO: Frankenfood or Green Revolution?

The biotech companies tout it as a “Green Revolution,” a way to feed a growing population on limited land with high-yield wheat or drought-resistant corn. Critics view them as “Frankenfoods,” monsters with unnatural DNA that present a threat to human health. ...

Science Pub Marks Three Years

Science Pub Corvallis started up three years ago in March, and judging by the crowd that meets on the second Monday of the month at Old World Deli, it’s still going strong. ...

Toxic Tides Hit Oregon Coast

A year has passed since the Fukushima disaster, but one aftereffect — a floating debris field the size of California — is just beginning to arrive on the West Coast....