The first utility-scale wave energy test facility will be built in Newport, Oregon. The Pacific Marine Energy Center will supply energy to the local power grid.
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Oregon State University’s wave energy test facility opened earlier this week. It’s available to academic and industry researchers investigating wave and tidal power.
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Caffeine pollution? Yep, it exists. The Pacific waters off the Oregon coast are caffeinated.
West Coast families, tribes, and communities that rely on salmon fishing for their sustenance, once again are faced with bleak options for the 2010 salmon, although the outlook is improved over the 2009 season, especially for sport fisherman. Beleageured by previous poor runs on the Klamath and Sacramento Rivers, commercial salmon season could be closed […]
The Klamath Basin and the water that flows out of it from Oregon to California have been a point of contention between environmentalists and farmers over the past century. Dam removal now seems imminent, yet the water woes have not ended for the region. Facing drought conditions, Klamath Lake is currently 12 inches below its […]
The first phase of an Oregon wave power project off the coast of Reedsport has begun with the contract award to build the first PowerBuoy. This project is the”first commercial wave energy PowerBuoy® system in North America”, and eventually 10 buoys will be brought online. One buoy will produce 150 kilowatts and create 30 jobs, […]
Four Oregon dogs have died from toxic algae found in Elk Creek near its confluence with the Umpqua River. Low flows resulting from drought have caused algae blooms that are toxic to pets, humans, and livestock.Â One dog’s cause of death has been confirmed as caused by blue-green algae, leading officials to presume similar causes […]
The Oregon House and Senate have both approved a measure that would establish two marine reserves and begin the process of evaluating four other potential reserves. HB-3013A received overwhelming support by the state’s legislature passing the House unanimously and the Senate by a vote of 24-3. Now the marine reserves’ fate lies in the hands […]