Monday, March 4, 2013
Elephant ecosystems, helping the blind, climate vs. weather (and lots more)
First up, this week's two Extinction Countdown articles for Scientific American:
What Happens When Forest Elephants Are Wiped Out in an Ecosystem?
Tragedy in New Zealand: Dozens of Critically Endangered Birds Dead, Cause Unknown
In addition to those two, a version of my previous article about drones protecting rhinos appears in the March 2013 issue of the print edition of Scientific American. Check it out on newsstands now.
Next up, one of my favorite articles of the year, my latest inspiring feature for Lion magazine. (This also includes three of my photos.)
The Iris Network: Maine's Lifeline for the Visually Impaired
Jonas Falk earns a healthy profit helping school kids eat well
Weather forecasters and climate science have a stormy relationship
Students solve water woes by mimicking nature
Nobel Prize belonging to late DNA pioneer Francis Crick goes on the auction block
Poisoned mice to be dropped on Guam to kill invasive snakes
An egg that monitors air quality goes online around the world
'Inocente' becomes first Kickstarter-backed movie to win on Oscar night
New online guide ranks water filter systems
Sahara dust linked to rain and snow in California
That's it this time around -- which is good, because 14 would just be too many. I have a ton more in the pipeline, so follow me on Twitter for links as they happen.
See you next week!