Author: Eleanor Cummins

Eleanor Cummins is a writer focusing on the intersection of science and culture. Trained in medical anthropology at the University of Washington, she has conducted research on a variety of topics including scientific misconduct in the context of evolutionary theory and adolescent health in the digital age. Her free time has been dedicated almost exclusively to newsrooms, including work as a staff reporter for the Tri-City Herald and an editor at The Daily of UW. You can follow Eleanor on Twitter here

Soiled plans

Soiled plans

Community composters grapple with an endless supply of food scraps, but limited demand

By Eleanor Cummins | Posted March 8, 2017

Q+A Louis Masai

Q+A Louis Masai

This environmentally-inclined artist lets no wall go wasted

By Eleanor Cummins | Posted February 20, 2017

VIDEO: Trash Queens Episode 4: Destination: Governor’s Island

How your food scraps are transformed into super soil

By Eleanor Cummins | Posted February 1, 2017

Trash Queens Episode 3: Frozen Compost

Trash Queens Episode 3: Frozen Compost

Let it go… into the freezer

By Eleanor Cummins | Posted January 18, 2017

Here’s why deregulation won’t put miners back to work

Here’s why deregulation won’t put miners back to work

Donald Trump’s energy policy is unlikely to fix coal’s economic woes or public opinion problem.

By Eleanor Cummins | Posted January 13, 2017

VIDEO: Trash Queens Episode 2: Compost Commitment Phobia

Testing the Trash Queens’ limits on personal sustainability

By Eleanor Cummins | Posted January 11, 2017

Join the Trash Queens

Join the Trash Queens

A video series you won’t want to throw away

By Eleanor Cummins | Posted January 6, 2017

Q+A: Dan Zak

Q+A: Dan Zak

On the activism behind “Almighty”

By Eleanor Cummins | Posted November 18, 2016

The Cascade curtain

The Cascade curtain

Disagreement over using nuclear power in Washington divides the state

By Eleanor Cummins | Posted October 11, 2016

Read between the pines

Read between the pines

What trees can tell us about nuclear disaster

By Eleanor Cummins | Posted September 24, 2016