One thing we desperately need is better communication of science research by journalists. You don't actually need to be a journalist to help with this, many newspapers and magazines will accept submissions from anyone. Universities are a great place to start because there are often some friendly places to start off - student newspapers, magazines and journals.
Andrea Swei, a grad student in my wife's lab who actually works on the Lyme disease project, wrote this summary of the chytridiomycosis project for the Berkeley Science Review. You heard much of this story today, how would you have summarized it - what would you have left in and taken out?