Monthly Archives: June 2016

Climate scientists could use a little help from your idle computer to improve climate models

When it comes to climate change, Portlanders might wonder how they can help. Sure, you can personally cut your carbon emissions and lobby your lawmakers to take action, but what else? May we suggest doing a little citizen science by … Continue reading

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Climate change symposium to examine impacts of climate refugees moving to the Northwest

There’s a long-running joke that harkens back to a comment made by former Oregon Gov. Tom McCall in a speech in the 1970s, and it touches on Oregonian’s love-hate relationship with newcomers and visitors. Usually, it involves a sentiment like: … Continue reading

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Science is the focus of these Portland-area summer camp offerings 

It’s that time of year when schools are out or soon will be, weeks of vacation lie ahead, and parents are wondering how they’ll keep kids busy. For parents seeking activities of a scientific nature for their youngsters, the Portland … Continue reading

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Oregon Archaeology Celebration organizers seek submissions for events calendar

The 2016 Oregon Archaeology Celebration is not until October, but organizers have already put out a call for submissions to the OAC’s events calendar. Deadline for submitting info about events is June 17. Events can be about more than just … Continue reading

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Portland State Biology Investigation and Outreach group names new officers

Portland State University’s biology department has some new officers for its Biology Investigation and Outreach, or BIO, group. BIO is a graduate student organization that aims to connect PSU biology research to other departments on campus, the general public and … Continue reading

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