A panel of scientists completed their review of 48 Columbia River basin programs and research projects, some of which had not been reviewed since 2010, finding 27 of those projects meet the scientists’ criteria.
Osoyoos Lake, which straddles Washington state and British Columbia, is set to rise a month earlier than normal and the Washington Department of Ecology wants residents to be aware.
Off the coast of Washington, columns of bubbles rise from the seafloor, as if evidence of a sleeping dragon lying below. But these bubbles are methane that is squeezed out of sediment and rises up through the water. The locations where they emerge provide important clues to what will happen during a major offshore earthquake.
A February wave of cold and snow, breaking records in some places, gave the water supply outlook a striking boost through much of the Columbia Basin, but all places were not equal.
The number of sea lions at Bonneville Dam is below average and most are the larger steller sea lions, not the California sea lions that have been showing up at the dam each spring to feast on salmon and steelhead.
Salmon spawning in their home river have the edge in mating over would-be lovers born in other streams. This was the discovery of a new study examining the sex lives of Atlantic salmon in northern Finland.
On the heels of Oregon’s most expensive wildfire season ever in 2018, researchers at Oregon State University are ramping up efforts to better predict how the blazes behave, including how they generate fire-spreading embers.
Deadly severe wildfires in California have scientists scrutinizing the underlying factors that could influence future extreme events. Using climate simulations and paleoclimate data dating back to the 16th century, a recent study looks closely at long-term upper-level wind and related moisture patterns to find clues.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this month will conduct routine annual inspections, preventative maintenance and repairs at all navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers.