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Wildfires across Oregon threaten public health and wildlife

Millicent Durand, News Contributor
September 22, 2020

The sky is a bright red. The air is hard to breathe. Some would say it looks like a scene from a sci-fi movie set on mars, but instead, the images were taken from various areas around the state of Oregon,...

Weatherford Hall seen through a buffer of smoke and haze on Sept. 17. Winds blew the smoke from the wildfires in Santiam Canyon east of Salem, Ore. into the Willamette Valley.

OSU community providing services, resources to those impacted by wildfires

Haley Daarstad, News Contributor
September 21, 2020

Thousands of Oregonians have been impacted by the wildfires and OSU community members are working to help people that have been affected by these fires with resources and services.John Valva, executive...

The view down 30th Street in Corvallis, Ore. on Sept. 8, 2020 was hazy and red as fires throughout Oregon continued to burn. The Red coloring of the sky is due to phenomenon called Mie Scattering when dust and soot in the air can scatter light with longer wave lengths.

OSU forest fire research, programs seek to help, educate on fire risk

Haley Daarstad, News Contributor
September 14, 2020

With the recent wildfires across the West Coast, people have looked to ways to reduce the risk of fires in the future. OSU is at the forefront of forest management research and aims to educate about wildfires. Oregon...

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Wildfire research team receives $2.1 million grant

Morgan Mawn, News Contributor
April 8, 2019

A new Oregon State University wildfire research team has received a $2.1 million grant to study the differences in combustion of live and dried fuels, and is hoping to help further wildfire prevention...

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