About Eleanor Cummins

Eleanor Cummins is a science journalist focusing on the urban environment, especially waste and climate resiliency.


Eleanor Cummins is a science journalist with a particular passion for public parks, climate resiliency, transportation, waste management, and urban design. 

She is an editorial assistant at Popular Science, splitting her time between the print magazine and the web. A recent graduate of New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, her work can be found in WIRED, SlateInverseAtlas Obscura, Ars Technica, and elsewhere. 

In her free time, she writes The Pine Overcoat, a newsletter about death and design. She's also the co-author of Trash Mouths, a bi-monthly roundup of trash news; the human behind the @Histortree Twitter account; and the founder of Curie, an Instagram for women interested in stories about science.

Twitter + Instagram : @elliepses