Dawn Stover is a freelance journalist based in White Salmon, Washington. She writes about science and nature. She is a contributing editor at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Before becoming a full-time freelancer in 2006, she was articles editor at Popular Science magazine. She began her career at Harper's magazine.

Recent articles, columns and project editing

Mind the climate gap: why the recent annnouncements by the U.S. and China are not nearly enough (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Peter Kuran: Bringing Hollywood to history (interview with producer/director of nuclear history films, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Living on a carbon budget. Or, you can't always get what you want. (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

The global warming "hiatus" (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Climate: The new abnormal (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Dinosaurs: how they lived and why they died (special issue of Scientific American, May 2014)

Global warming: We'll worry about that later (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Did climate deniers just admit they don't know what they're talking about? (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Addicted to oil (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Climate change and the Koch brothers walk into a bar... (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Nuclear vs. renewables: Divided they fall (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

You pay or we drill: Ecuador's proposal for keeping oil underground (Conservation Magazine)

The night life: Many animals are becoming increasingly nocturnal in an effort to avoid humans (Appalachia, the conservation journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club)

Two degrees of separation: There's a thin line between fever and death. A slightly hotter planet would put humans in a world of hurt (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

The Mad Science of Creativity (special edition of Scientific American Mind, winter 2014)

Out of sight, out of mind: the perils of burying society's crap (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

How many Hiroshimas does it take to describe climate change? (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Your money or your life? There's only one right answer to that question when you're faced with an existential threat (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Fired up: climate change is a wildfire racing toward your home (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

The lost art of listening (Conservation Magazine)

Extreme Physics (special edition of Scientific American)

His Brain, Her Brain (special edition of Scientific American Mind)

Evolution: What Makes Us Human (special edition of Scientific American)


"Not-So-Silent Spring" article chosen for 2010 Best American Science and Nature Writing:

"Troubled Teens" article awarded special citation by 2010 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism:

Selected Clients

  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Scientific American
  • Popular Science
  • Conservation Magazine
  • Foreign Policy
  • High Country News
  • New Scientist
  • Mind
  • Science Illustrated
  • The New York Times
  • MSN.com
  • Appalachia
  • Earth 3.0
  • Planning magazine
  • Outside
  • Conservation International
  • University of Montana
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