Oregon State University modeling suggests that human-caused wildfires in Central Oregon will remain steady, and lightning-caused wildfires will decline in the next four decades. But regardless of the cause, OSU models show that the blaze produced will increase.
The US Department of Agriculture confirmed that the deadly rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2) has been detected in a wild rabbit in Oregon. They caution the public to be aware of the virus and to report dead rabbits as they could be an RHDV case.
Scientists in Oregon discovered a homegrown coronavirus version of the variant first discovered in the UK. They said that it contains mutations also observed to variants of the virus in other parts of the world.
The volcanic roots of Oregon's Mount Hood National Forest become evident each year when the mysterious Lost Lake vanishes. Near the Hoodoo Ski Area, the water of Lost Lake escapes through a hole on the north shore like water down a drain.