Alanna Mitchell

Award-winning Canadian science journalist.

Here’s some of the recent stuff:

Radio Documentaries

Winner of the New York Festival International Radio Silver Award in the environment and ecology category in 2015.

TRES 2013 130Birds, Bees and Pesticides on Quirks and Quarks

antartica-300pxAntarctica: Melting Ice on The Current


 Human Hybrids on Quirks and Quarks.

Oceans of Plastic on Quirks and Quarks

The Rocky Road to Durban on Quirks and Quarks

Apps for Apes on Quirks and Quarks

Feature Articles

New York Times

Plundering Science, Bone by Bone

Life in the Sea Found Its Fate in a Paroxysm of Extinction

DNA Turning Human Story Into a Tell-All

Ceramic Fragments Point to Artistry in the Ice Age

Beyond the Kiss, Mistletoe Helps Feed Forests, Study Suggests

United Church Observer

Losing the Hooded Grebe (National Magazine Award)

Malignant Metaphor (Nominee for National Magazine Award)


National Geographic

Saving archeology from climate change


The Guardian

Fun travel piece on Canada’s national parks


GQ India

The dead are talking to us about climate change


Environmental Health News

Birds are in trouble from pole to pole, big picture

Birds are in trouble from heavy metals

Birds are in trouble from pesticides


Toronto Star

A year-long series I wrote on neuroscience and education:



Columns, Canadian Wildlife Magazine

I’ve been writing these every two months since 2011. Here is a taste:

The weirdness that is the water bear

The ugliest forest

Mystery toxin in the sea

Of kiwis (the birds) and DNA

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