Ian Rose

Ian Rose

Ian Rose is a freelance science and nature writer based in Corvallis, Oregon. His work has recently appeared in Scientific American, Hakai Magazine and Civil Eats, centering on climate change and environmental issues in the American West.

Oregon could tighten climate regulations for data centers, cryptocurrency farms

By: - March 22, 2023

Lawmakers are trying to close a loophole for data centers and force some of Oregon’s biggest carbon emitters to move to cleaner sources of power. House Bill 2816, scheduled for a committee vote on March 27, would require every carbon emitter to follow the same rules as major utilities. A 2021 law set ambitious timelines […]

canola field

Senate proposal stirs up a longtime controversy over canola in the Willamette Valley 

By: - March 8, 2023

The Oregon Legislature is addressing a 30-year controversy over a ban on Willamette Valley canola farming.  On Wednesday, farmers and advocates argued for and against Senate Bill 789 during a public hearing of the state Senate Natural Resources Committee. The proposal would make permanent a near-complete ban on canola farms in the valley. Both sides […]

The beaver is Oregon's state animal.

Advocates urge Biden to protect beavers, Oregon’s state animal

By: - March 1, 2023

A group of scientists, nonprofit organizations and advocates from Oregon and around the country have asked President Joe Biden to issue an executive order protecting beavers on federal public lands. Their letter was sent to the White House on Monday, signed by over 200 scientists, wildlife experts and activists. It says beavers are important for […]