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As wildfires intensify in the West, scientists look at how they spread

Jul 23, 2021
On a farm in Oregon, they try to figure out what kinds of trees and shrubs produce the most flying embers.
Student Will Heffernan (left) and researcher Sampath Adusumilli clear debris around a burned chamise branch during an experiment measuring the embers produced by vegetation.
Jes Burns/OPB

Could kelp help mitigate ocean acidification?

Feb 22, 2018
Seawater's changing chemistry is making it harder for oysters and other shellfish to grow.
Stephen Schreck, left, and Ryan Cox of Puget Sound Restoration Fund collect kelp samples.
Greg Davis