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Marion Renault

Marion is a Brooklyn-based science writer who enjoys covering the outdoors, history of science, creepy crawly insects and trash and waste. Prior to coming to New York, she reported for newspapers across the Midwest including the Columbus Dispatch, Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Minneapolis Star Tribune.

April 8, 2019

They bill themselves as a natural alternative for squeaky-clean, super-white teeth — but should you open wide for charcoal?

February 12, 2019

They look gross — especially up close — but the humble roach has a lot to offer researchers developing better antibiotics, robots and even sustainable foods

February 1, 2019

"We leave as little mark as possible," says a local rock climbing guide of the sport's environmental impact

January 14, 2019

Children are already experiencing “eco-anxiety” — and psychiatrists don’t really know how to help them cope

November 28, 2018

New York City ponds are teeming with microbes — one microbiologist is showing them to the world.

November 15, 2018

A study published earlier this year reveals how swelling cities like New York might harness geotagged social media posts to better understand park visitation.

November 7, 2018

At an academic symposium, researchers detailed the barriers and potentials of applying genome sequencing technology to the millions and millions of microbes populating our cities

 
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