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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

Alex Dye, a faculty research associate in the OSU College of Forestry, talks about the future of forestry for students at the Peavy Forest Science Center on February 27th, 2024.

OSU research projects doubled wildfires in PNW’s wettest parts by 2035

Jillian Boenisch, News Contributor
April 10, 2024

A team at Oregon State University has conducted research on how the wettest parts of  the Pacific Northwest will be affected by wildfires, showing a doubling of wildfires by 2035. “Really a lot of...

OMN Creative Team

‘Let Hawaii heal’, Maui fires’ residential impact, environmental cause

Riley LeCocq and Emma Coke
August 18, 2023

The raging wildfires on Maui dropped a heavy weight of panic and uncertainty across the islands of Hawaii with displacement, destruction of homes, history and wildlife. These are the sentiments of Shyanti...

Professor John Bailey is interviewed in his office on April 28 in Corvallis. Bailey teaches multiple courses on wildfire science and management.

Hotter fire seasons are coming – who’s preparing?

David Li, News Contributor
May 30, 2023

As Oregon’s fire season approaches, organizations and individuals are working to prepare against high levels of fuel and hotter temperatures from climate change. According to John Bailey, professor...

Sophie Holden

Student on the Street: How do you feel about the threat of wildfires in Oregon and the wildfire expert panel hosted by OSU?

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
October 11, 2021

Sophie Holden (she/her) second-year marketing major “I believe in [the threat of wildfires] for sure. I evacuated from where we lived in Clackamas for two weeks. I accepted losing the house....

PNW wildfire

It is ‘reckless’ to exclude climate change from discussions on wildfires

Haley Daarstad, News Contributor
September 28, 2020

With around 1 million acres having burned in Oregon alone, and a quarter million Oregonians under some form of an evacuation order, Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown called the fires a wake up call to climate...

General Corvallis City Section Graphic

Wildfires cause ‘influx of displaced families’ in Corvallis, businesses still hit hard

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
September 18, 2020

Local businesses in Corvallis, Ore. are still adapting to the impact of COVID-19 as wildfires continue to spread across the state, causing many businesses to reevaluate and change current systems.Simon...

Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU Extension fire specialist, meets with partners to discuss strategies for wildfire management. 

OSU set to launch new fire extension program

Jada Krening, News Correspondent
April 12, 2020

A new Oregon State University Fire Extension Program is set to launch this summer, with goals of mitigating wildfires and educating communities across the state of Oregon. OSU’s Extension Service was...

Smoke fills the air around Austin Mullin’s aunt, Susan Salkeld’s, home in California.

Wildfires are “scary stuff” for California-native students

Jade Minzlaff, News Contributor
November 4, 2019

As Oregon State University prepared for midterms and Halloween celebrations over the past weeks, many students’ families were endangered by the recent wave of wildfires across California. Wildfires...

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