Michelle Nijhuis is an environmental journalist and a 2011 Alicia Patterson fellow. A contributing editor for High Country News, she has also written for Smithsonian, National Geographic, and the Atlantic.
Environmental journalists often feel married to the tragic narrative. Pollution, extinction, invasion: The stories are endless, and endlessly the same. Our editors see the pattern and bury us in the back pages; our readers see it and abandon us on … Read more