UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_106eOlive Heffernan is a freelance science writer.


Olive covers climate change and oceans for a variety of publications, including Nature, Scientific American and New Scientist. Her work has also been published in WIRED, Salon, National Geographic News, the Guardian, Yale Environment 360 and BBC magazines.



Olive is now writing her first book, about the High Seas, which will be published by Profile in the UK/Commonwealth and by Greystone in North America.


Olive is a former news editor on climate change at Nature Publishing Group and is the founding Chief Editor of the research journal Nature Climate Change.


Olive also lectures on science communication and peer review. She has worked as an editor, report writer and as a consultant for clients including universities and production companies. Here you can find her bio, recent articles, and contact details.




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