Local & Regional

Local Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake
New landslide maps have been developed that will help the Oregon Department of Transportation determine which coastal roads and bridges in Oregon are most likely to be usable following a major subduction zone earthquake that is expected in the future of the Pacific Northwest.

The maps were created by Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, or DOGAMI, as part of a research project for ODOT. They outline the landslide risks following a large earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Local New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery
Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.
Local How do predators and prey live in harmony at Oregon Coast Aquarium? How do predators and prey live in harmony at Oregon Coast Aquarium? (Photo Gallery) (Video)
After Keiko the killer whale left the Oregon Coast Aquarium in 1998, the aquarium split the tank into three parts and created the Passages of the Deep with sharks and bat rays to attract guests.

Some of the residents of the tank know each other in the open ocean.

For example, the Broadnose sevengill shark is a natural predator of the bat ray.
Local High Desert Museum unveils 'Brewing Culture' exhibit High Desert Museum unveils 'Brewing Culture' exhibit
Last weekend, the High Desert Museum south of Bend unveiled its newest exhibit, "Brewing Culture: The Craft of Beer," with a party that offered generous samples from local breweries, live music, food and fun activities for kids.