Monday, March 11, 2013

Cloning Extinct Species, Stolen Apes, Food Sovereignty and lots, lots more

What a week! I covered more than my usual number of endangered species stories, saw a long-in-the-works story appear, and touched upon some other odd and unusual topics.

First up, this week's two Extinction Countdown articles for Scientific American, which covered some really interesting subjects and created all kinds of interesting online discussions:

De-Extinction: Can Cloning Bring Extinct Species Back to Life?

(This was also reprinted over at Salon.)

Great Apes in Crisis: Thousands Poached and Stolen from the Wild Annually

Next up, my third article for Conservation magazine, a great piece about a really innovative idea for protecting both wildlife and habitat:

Pay It Forward - Wildlife premiums incentivize conservation in rural communities

I'm going to break this week's stories for Mother Nature Network into a few different subsections, starting with, yes, two more articles about endangered species:

Proposal to ban trade in polar bear parts fails at international wildlife conference

Fitness guru Tony Little lends his name to a critically endangered gazelle

My next MNN article is a great profile of a really inspirational leader:

Why Winona LaDuke is fighting for food sovereignty

And finally this week, here are a bit batch of other articles for MNN:

Politician apologizes for saying bike riders pollute the environment

Keep America Beautiful goes social for annual Great American Cleanup event

Warren Buffet's BNSF to test natural gas-powered trains

TSA to start allowing small knives on planes

Static may have caused Hindenburg disaster

This coming week will bring my latest careers article for Today's Engineer plus a whole bunch more. Follow me on Twitter for links as they go live!

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