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The Daily Barometer

The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

All content by Maya Lim
A beach near Newport on Oct. 18th. The Ocean Observatories Initiative are collecting data off of the Oregon coast in partnership with OSU, a project recently renewed with a new grant of $220 million dollars.

Coast closed for shellfish harvesting due to toxic scare

Maya Lim, Reporter
July 18, 2024

On May 17, elevated levels of toxins were detected in shellfish on the Oregon coast leading to the closure of the entire coastline to mussels, razor clams and bay clam harvests. According to Steven...

Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport Or, Oct 15, 2023. The Hatfield visitor center currently does not have an offshore wind exhibit, but they do have a wave power exhibit which is also made stronger by wind.

Coastal communities to be surveyed for offshore wind opinions

Maya Lim, News Contributor
November 10, 2023

A team of researchers led by Oregon State University have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct a study about what coastal communities think about the potential installation of offshore...

Illustration by Han Beck

Agricultural mental health hotline enters service for rural Oregonians

Maya Lim, News Contributor
October 31, 2023

Editor’s note: This article contains mentions of suicide. AgriStress Helpline, a program aiming to provide mental health services in agricultural and forestry communities has spread to Oregon, its...

Doug Pollock standing in front of old-growth tree.

Advocacy to protect old growth trees in OSU research forests persists

Maya Lim, News Contributor
October 30, 2023

Scattered across Oregon State University’s verdant research forests stand Oregon’s old-growth trees. Although there aren’t many, these trees are highly valued for providing ecological benefits to...

OSU receives grant to prepare coastal communities for disaster

OSU receives grant to prepare coastal communities for disaster

Maya Lim, News Contributor
October 2, 2023

Coastal Oregon communities will receive disaster preparedness training from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s $160K Sea Grant to Oregon State University, as well as an innovative...

Federal student loan repayment plan will significantly reduce debt for thousands of Oregonians

Federal student loan repayment plan will significantly reduce debt for thousands of Oregonians

Maya Lim, News Contributor
August 14, 2023

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the Biden-Harris Administration is working on fixing the broken student loan system with a plan that will be implemented August 14. According to the Saving...

Beaver Bill awaits governor’s signature, big change for Oregon’s beaver population

Beaver Bill awaits governor’s signature, big change for Oregon’s beaver population

Maya Lim, News Contributor
August 11, 2023

Ensconced in well-constructed lodges of wood and mud, nature's ingenious engineers have revolutionized Oregon’s rivers and streams. Creatures from all around the riparian habitat come to seek shelter...

Fourth-year Liberal Studies Major, Ben Erickson cuts a poster at Media Hub on Friday, July 28, 2023. Erickson works as a production lead at Media Hub, located in the Valley Library, and is among the students eligible for the new pilot program.

Pilot Program launched by OSU to extend student working hours

Maya Lim, News Contributor
August 7, 2023

Oregon State University recently launched a one-year pilot program intended to extend student working hours from 20 to 24 hours per week. This program aims to increase student earnings, as well as take...

A cow at the Oregon State University feed barn shows off its new feed collar on July 12th, 2023. Ranches across Oregon have begun turning to virtual fence collars to manage their herds.

Virtual fencing on rise, new way to manage cattle grazing

Maya Lim, News Contributor
August 7, 2023

Virtual fence collars are making an appearance in the ranching industry, as a new cost and labor efficient way to manage cattle and grazing areas. “Quite a few producers are already using it in Oregon...

Photograph of the sun emerging through the trees on the Oregon State University campus on July 12. The summer weather is predicted to be hot and dry during expected fire season.

Hot, dry weather in forecast for Oregon this summer

Maya Lim, News Contributor
July 12, 2023

Clear skies and sunny weather are expected for the months of July and August, and another hot Corvallis summer is expected in the forecast.  According to The Weather Channel, this week temperatures...

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