“My stories reflect that the environment and society have more in common than you expect.”
Margarida Marques completed her communication sciences degree at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, in June 2017. She intends to complete a Master’s in environmental journalism with the purpose of promoting ecocitizenship through her work. She was an intern in summer 2016 at Wilder magazine. Margarida hopes to fulfill her role as a science journalist to empower citizens by communicating scientific fact, analysis and enquiry in a clear and accessible way.
Posts by This Journalist
Animal Research: An Uncomfortable Topic for Scientists and Journalists AlikeBy Margarida Marques SAN FRANCISCO—The use of animals in research prompts as wide a range of opinions and emotions among researchers as it does for the public. This makes the topic tricky for journalists to cover if researchers are reluctant to discuss how they use laboratory animals—or if reporters elect to leave animals out of... Read More
“Wafflers” Exert a Growing Influence on the Climate Change DebateBy Margarida Marques SAN FRANCISCO—Among climate-change skeptics, “wafflers” are stalling actions that can lead to solutions as they increasingly influence public debate and government policy. Allowing wafflers to take center stage in the debate is their willingness to state “humans may have something to do with climate change,” followed by the qualifying word “but”—meaning the process... Read More