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.
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.
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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.
Environment | NW Life | Economy | Water | Science | local | Recreation
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.
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Environmental officials say lab tests from northeast Oregon’s Wallowa Lake have found no detection of herbicides.
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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.
Environment | local | Water | News | Health | Science | Agriculture
Despite initial fears about Agent Orange, the barrels seem to have been full of lake water, though the EPA is waiting for test results to confirm that the water and barrels are indeed clean.
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As Oregon braces for another hot and dry summer, one of its biggest utility companies has announced a new wildfire policy aimed at reducing wildfire risks across their service area.
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Steelhead and salmon struggle to survive the Willamette River Basin's high dams and slackwater reservoirs. Saving them is no easy task.
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A new early warning system for the Northwest's volcanoes will equip geoscientists to get an earlier reading on eruptions and other geological activity.