Writer/Researcher, Science & Environment
Erin Ross is a writer and researcher for Oregon Public Broadcasting, specializing in science and environmental coverage. Her work also appears on "Oregon Field Guide."
Erin is a science journalist and communicator who designed and gave live presentations for science museums before transitioning to journalism. Since then, her work has appeared in national and regional publications including Axios, NPR, Nature, Science and Scientific American. Erin has been with OPB since 2018.
Erin graduated from the Graduate Program in Science Communication at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Science | Communities | Climate change | Pacific Ocean | News | Environment | local | Politics
Scientists agree that sea levels are rising. The question is: How much and how fast? That’s an important question for communities along the Oregon Coast.
Flora and Fauna | Science | Sustainability | Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | local | Land
For most of the past century, scientists thought Bradshaw's lomatium was extinct. Then, it was endangered. After recovery efforts, it's slated to be removed from the endangered species list.
Science | Environment | Climate change | Pacific Ocean | News | local
Extreme high tides can help researchers glimpse a future with climate change and sea level rise. The week of Nov. 25, Oregonians are asked to take photos of extreme high tides.
Environment | News | Animals | local
The blunt-force killing of a juvenile bobcat last month after it entered a Eugene school prompted enough controversy to trigger a legislative hearing Wednesday at the Capitol in Salem.
Flora and Fauna | Animals | Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | local
A young bobcat wandered into a Eugene school and was killed by government officials. The controversial decision made national news. Now, Oregon lawmakers want to get to the bottom of what happened.
Environment | Climate change | Air | Energy
It’s rare for scientists to call something a clear and unequivocal fact. But that’s exactly what a group of 11,258 scientists from around the globe are saying in a new paper.
Environment | News | History | local
In the late 1880s, almost half the people in Grant County were Chinese. Today, it's less than half a percent. Archaeologists are rushing to preserve their history, before it's all burned away.
History books say humans arrived in North America via the Bering Land Bridge. North America's oldest human artifacts indicate that may not be the case.
Environment | Land | News | local
Residents of Washougal, Washington, say a controversial mine is disrupting their neighborhood’s peace and quiet and violating the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act.
Forget dissecting frogs. These high school students get to excavate ancient bones, some of which are from species that have been extinct for thousands of years.
Science | NW Life | Recreation | Environment | Economy | local | Water
In a tourist town, businesses can live or die with one bad season. So when rumors of Agent Orange contaminating a lake near Joseph, Oregon started to take off, residents braced for the worst.
Environment | News | Water | local
Environmental officials say lab tests from northeast Oregon’s Wallowa Lake have found no detection of herbicides.
Flora and Fauna | Sustainability | Animals | Recreation | Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | local
It’s hard not to notice that cougars are making it into the news these days. Or how they’re getting there: by entering neighborhoods and putting residents on edge.