Helen Santoro, High Country News

Helen Santoro

High Country News

Gunnison, CO, United States

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Past articles by Helen:

North American bats may be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 — High Country News – Know the West

This is bad news for bats and humans. → Read More

Where does Pride fit in a time of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter? — High Country News – Know the West

For organizers and participants, this is a chance to return to the roots of Pride — a fight for equity. → Read More

One Oregon county has widespread COVID-19 testing. Others aren’t so lucky. — High Country News – Know the West

‘They don’t have a rainy-day fund or bucket of money that’s just waiting for a big crisis.’ → Read More

Virtual house calls flourish in the age of coronavirus — High Country News – Know the West

COVID-19 has pushed health care into cyberspace — and some rural practitioners might stay there. → Read More

Body brokers arrested for illegally selling body parts (Body brokers) — High Country News – Know the West

The FBI has been investigating the owner of a now-closed Colorado funeral home since 2017. → Read More

Extreme wildfires are changing Western forests — High Country News – Know the West

New studies show how high-intensity fires alter flower pollen, soil health and tree growth. → Read More

Social distancing can't slow the spread of misinformation

University of Washington sociologist Emma Spiro reminds us that bad information is also contagious during COVID-19. → Read More

As COVID-19 spreads, so does misinformation — High Country News – Know the West

Sociologist Emma Spiro tracks the sources of coronavirus rumors, from information voids to information overload. → Read More

Can a new voting system improve our fractured democracy? (A new voting system for our fractured democracy?) — High Country News – Know the West

A county in Oregon decides to rank its voters’ choices. → Read More

What’s threatening the elusive wolverine? (The wolverine in the room) — High Country News – Know the West

As snowmobilers fight to preserve their pastime, scientists worry about the future of the species. → Read More

Inside a Seattle lab working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine — High Country News – Know the West

‘We’ve put a lot of projects on hold so that we can focus on this.’ → Read More

Why scientists rallied to save a museum of mud — High Country News – Know the West

Researchers at Oregon State University hope the collection helps scientists understand more about earth’s past and future. → Read More

Oregon elk vex landowners and game managers — High Country News – Know the West

The herd are wary of recreationalists, unwelcome at the refuge and eating into farmer and rancher profits. → Read More

Meet the group redefining what it means to be a scout — High Country News – Know the West

The Baden-Powell Service Association offers families a more welcoming version of scouting. → Read More

BLM leaders commute between D.C. and new headquarters (BLM two-step) — High Country News – Know the West

The majority of employees are considering retiring or leaving the agency rather than relocate. → Read More

Montana’s water rights fractured by new development — High Country News – Know the West

As subdivisions spread, it’s becoming harder to manage one of the state’s most valuable resources. → Read More

Montana’s water rights fractured by new development — High Country News – Know the West

As subdivisions spread, it’s becoming harder to manage one of the state’s most valuable resources. → Read More

Trump administration pushes to exempt Tongass from logging restrictions —

Clearcutting of old-growth trees in the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest stopped just three years ago. → Read More

For sage grouse, science can be fatal —

Is the value of data worth the death of individual animals? → Read More

A quick guide to threatened species in your state —

New rules would weaken protections for plants and animals listed under the Endangered Species Act. → Read More