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.
If you think you have COVID-19, you're told to stay home and monitor your symptoms. But what does that mean? When do you need to call a doctor?
After two weeks of drastic moves to head off a calamitous surge of coronavirus patients, Oregon health officials now say they're cautiously optimistic about avoiding some of the worst repercussions.
Oregon’s capacity to test for COVID-19 is ramping up. Providence Health & Services announced they’ve received supplies to begin testing for the disease. And the state announced a new testing contract.
Un FAQ para esta última fase del coronavirus, ahora una pandemia mundial, una emergencia nacional y la razón por la que las escuelas están siendo cerradas y reuniones grandes están siendo canceladas.
Officials announce a new strategy to create more hospital capacity for a growing number of coronavirus patients. It includes joint operations in the Portland area and delaying other types of care.
An FAQ for this latest phase of coronavirus, now a worldwide pandemic, a national emergency, and the reason schools are being closed and large gatherings are being canceled.
Testing limitations may hide exactly how the coronavirus is spreading in Oregon.
The number of presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus in Oregon has more than doubled, according to the Oregon Health Authority.
We've got answers to your coronavirus questions, including some you didn't know you had. From wearing masks to the origins of the virus, it's all here.
Animals | Flora and Fauna | Climate change | local | Health | Environment | Science | News
Mosquitoes don't just drink blood, they also drink nectar from flowers. Scientists think this Pacific Northwest orchid could help us develop better mosquito traps and better repellents.
Pacific Ocean | Climate change | local | Environment | Politics | Communities | Science | News
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.
Fish & Wildlife | Land | Sustainability | local | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Science | News
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.