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Science communication practicum: The Conversation, 2018

In the final semester of my masters program, I spent a couple of months with Mike Hopkin, the Environment and Energy editor of The Conversation. Articles on The Conversation are written by academics, with assistance from dedicated editors. Since editors don't appear on the article's byline, I've collected links to everything I helped on here.


As humans change the world, predators seize the chance to succeed
Published 21 March 2018 - Edited

Africa's great migrations are failing but there is a solution - and you can eat it too
Published 28 March 2018 - Edited

A new wave of rock removal could spell disaster for farmland wildlife
Published 10 April 2018 - Edited

Australia's 2017 environment scorecard: like a broken record, high temperatures further stress our ecosystems
Published 12 April 2018 - Edited

'Renewable energy breeding' can stop Australia blowing the carbon budget - if we're quick
Published 16 April 2018 - Edited

Not so fast: why the electric vehicle revolution will bring problems of its own
Published 17 April 2018 - Commissioned & edited

It's funny to name species after celebrities, but there's a serious side too
Published 27 April 2018 - Edited

Australia's reptiles may be spreading rat poison through the food chain
Published 1 May 2018 - Edited

The new 100% recyclable packaging target is no use if our waste isn't actually recycled
Published 4 May 2018 - Commissioned & edited

A crisis too big to waste: China's recycling ban calls for a long-term rethink in Australia
Published 8 May 2018 - Edited

Australia's fuel stockpile is perilously low, and it may be too late for a refill
Published 9 May 2018 - Edited

The secret agents protecting our crops and gardens
Published 11 May 2018 - Edited

If we can't recycle it, why not turn our waste plastic into fuel?
Published 14 May 2018 - Edited

To get conservative climate contrarians to really listen, try speaking their language
Published 15 May 2018 - Edited

What happens to small towns whose water becomes big business for bottled brands?
Published 17 May 2018 - Edited

VIDEO: RIP to the world's oldest spider
Published 2 May 2018 - Edited