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Is my food still safe after these terrible power outages?

Q: Hi -- we lost power for about 20 hours last Saturday (2/13) and then in came back on for about 36 hours, only to go out again. As of this morning (Saturday, 2/20) we have been without any power for more than five ...

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Five facts about those annoying Box Elder bugs

Are the box elder bugs worse this year, or is 2020 just making everything seem “extra”? Gardeners in Klamath Falls are asking about these annoying home invaders, insects that congregate on and sometimes inside our homes as...

Nicole Sanchez | Oct 2020 | Article

When can I open my windows?

Q: We have been dealing with wildfire smoke/ash and low air quality for over a week. Given the clearing that has occurred just today after a much-appreciated rain, can we open our windows (as opposed to our filtered air system)? If not, how will we know when it is safe to do so?

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Improve indoor air quality from wildfire smoke during COVID-19

Officials warn us to stay indoors when air quality is poor due to heavy smoke from wildfires. Reduced exposure to smoke helps protect our lungs, heart, eyes, nose, throat and immune systems. Staying indoors, if possible, can ...

Glenda Hyde | Sep 2020 | Article

Pandemic leads to unprecedented burst of questions to Ask an Expert tool

Questions have ballooned to 6,625 in the first half of 2020, more than all of the questions answered in 2019.

Kym Pokorny | Jul 29, 2020 | News story

High concentrations of polluted air found inside homes during 2018 wildfire smoke event

Preliminary results of an OSU-led study indicate that the household indoor environment may be worse for PAH exposure than outdoors.

Chris Branam | Jun 2, 2020 | News story

Maintaining a moss-free roof takes some effort

After cleaning the shingles, low-toxicity products can be used to kill the moss. But shedding more sun on the roof works more permanently.

Kym Pokorny | Feb 14, 2020 | News story

Coastal risks and land use policy create economic tradeoffs for armoring the Oregon Coast

An Oregon land use policy creates a large economic value for some private homeowners who are allowed to protect their shoreline against erosion, according to a new Oregon State University study.

Chris Branam | Feb 6, 2020 | News story

Dig into hundreds of publications from OSU Extension online catalog

Have a gardening question? Find an answer in one of OSU Extension's publications.

Kym Pokorny | Nov 22, 2019 | News story

Light exposure key for growing successful houseplants

A fundamental rule of gardening is to give houseplant the conditions they need to thrive.

Kym Pokorny | Nov 8, 2019 | News story