Hey folks! Happy Monday!
Last week saw the publication of two big new features, both of which I feel have already had a pretty big impact. I can't believe how many emails and tweets I got about them.
Obama in Kenya: What the President Can Do This Weekend to Help End Poaching
And here's the second feature, my latest technology careers piece for IEEE-USA InSight:
Cybersecurity Professionals: The Government Wants You [Seriously, if you know any smart kids or young professionals, point 'em toward this career.]
No Motherhood Yet for 100-Year-Old Turtle
Finally, here are two more wildlife-related news articles for TakePart:
Climate Change and Mosquitoes: A Deadly Combination for Hawaii's Rare Birds
Canine Cops Target Ivory Smugglers in Africa
That's it for this time around! Join me next Monday for more or follow me on Twitter for the latest links as they happen.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
A Tech Billionaire’s Plan to Save Endangered Sharks and Coral Reefs
Three Angel Shark Species Proposed for Protection
I also wrote two other endangered species stories for SciAm and TakePart:
World's Biggest Bumblebee at Risk of Extinction
Groups Ask Obama Administration to Protect Critically Endangered Pangolins
My last of this week's headlines comes from IEEE's The Institute, where I once again profile the annual Presidents' Scholarship winner (one of my favorite gigs of the year):
High School Student Designs a ‘Wheelchair’ That Lets Users Stand Up
That's it for this week. Make sure to tune in next Monday for more links, or follow me on Twitter for headlines as they happen!
Monday, July 13, 2015
|Triskaidekaphobia is a thing. Don't judge me.|
Anyway, last week saw several projects get off my plate and into the world. Here are the first two, my latest "Extinction Countdown" articles for Scientific American:
Wolves and Monkeys: Unusual Hunting Buddies
Endangered Antelope with Fur More Valuable Than Gold on Its Way to Recovery
Next up, two new wildlife/environment articles for TakePart:
Plastic Bags Are Killing Fish—but Not in the Way You Might Think
Will the Drought Topple California’s Towering Redwoods?
And finally this week, here's my latest for IEEE's The Institute:
IEEE/IBM Watson Student Contest Wants App Developers
Lots more in the days and weeks ahead -- assuming I make it through today, of course!
Monday, July 6, 2015
A New Threat to Whales: Snake-Oil Salesmen
Poaching Could Cost Africa Millions of Jobs
Those were both for TakePart, by the way.
I've been working at kind of half my normal levels for the past two weeks (which was almost, kinda, sorta like a vacation), but I'm back to full speed ahead starting today. Expect a whole bunch of new articles for all of my regular publishers over the next week and beyond!
Monday, June 29, 2015
I only had two articles appear last week, which was actually two more articles than I had planned. I took a big chunk of last week off to recharge, but that didn't mean I completely stopped writing. Two very different stories about lions popped up, so I wrote them both for Scientific American:
African Lion Populations Down 42 Percent in 21 Years
Good News for the World's Rarest Lions
This week's publication list will also probably be on the short side, what with the whole July 4 holiday coming up this weekend, but come on back here next Monday for whatever headlines happen.
Monday, June 22, 2015
|Oregon's famous OR-7 wolf. Credit: USFWS|
Wolf-Safe Beef: An Idea Whose Time Has (Almost) Come
Next up, two new "Extinction Countdown" articles for Scientific American:
The Sneaky Ways 2 Frogs Are Beating a Killer Fungus
Sex and the Single Male Bird: Why Uncoupled Individuals Matter
Plus one recent article that was just translated into Spanish for SciAm Español:
Una tortuga de 100 años, la última de su tipo, pronto podría ser mamá
Finally this week, here are three new articles for TakePart:
Saving Elephants by Making Expensive Art
The Unseen Extinction Wiping Out the World's Wildlife
Humpback Whales Are Starving, and Climate Change Is to Blame
I'm pretty proud of this week's articles. I hope you enjoy reading them.
More next Monday!
Monday, June 15, 2015
This week three of those long-in-the-queue subjects hit.
Two of them saw publication in Scientific American:
Alaska's Rare Alexander Archipelago Wolves Nearly Wiped Out in 1 Year
Isn't It Time We Recognize African Elephants as 2 Separate Species?
One more appeared in TakePart, where I also covered a few other cool stories:
A Rare Songbird May Become This Era's Passenger Pigeon
Climate Change Is Helping One Weird Pest Destroy More Crops
Organic Farming's Big Secret: It Helps Wild Animals, Too
Despite the thrill of finally being able to cover those three stories, almost all of this week's articles were pretty negative. Well, here's a nice palate cleanser, my latest careers article for IEEE's The Institute:
The Life Sciences Offer Job Opportunities for Engineers
That's it for this week. See you in 7 days for another link list. Or follow me on Twitter for the latest headlines as they go live.