Michelle Nijhuis
Science Journalist

Michelle Nijhuis is a project editor at The Atlantic and the author of Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction (2021).

Written by Michelle Nijhuis

Locals at the Marienfluss Conservancy in Namibia meet to discuss conservation. Photo courtesy of NACSO/WWF Namibia

Essay/
The environment
The miracle of the commons

Far from being profoundly destructive, we humans have deep capacities for sharing resources with generosity and foresight

Michelle Nijhuis

Photo by Gallery Stock

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

Far from the madding crowd; Michelle Nijhuis, her husband and daughter in Colorado. Photo by JT Thomas

Essay/
The 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