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Michelle Nijhuis
Michelle Nijhuis is an American science journalist who writes about conservation and climate change for publications including National Geographic and the Smithsonian magazine.

Written by Michelle Nijhuis

Essay/
Fairness and equality
Stories are waves

My daughter insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl and I’m her willing conspirator in updating the classics for our times

Michelle Nijhuis

Essay/
Nature and environment
The ghost commune

Unplugging from the electrical grid was relatively easy. What we didn’t realise was that we needed the human grid, too

Michelle Nijhuis