Monday, April 8, 2013

Bill McKibben, rare gibbons, entrepreneurship and a lot more

"You'll be back? You who? Back from where?"
The writing life is often full of unusual coincidences. For example, this week I was writing an article about robocalls when my phone rang. It was a robocall. A friend of mine took this as proof that Skynet has finally gone online. Me, I'm just glad that didn't happen when I was writing about poachers!

Anyway, here are this week's article links, barring any other unusual coincidences or circumstances.

First up, my three Extinction Countdown articles for Scientific American:

Poachers Have Killed 62 Percent of Forest Elephants in the Past Decade  [This was also reprinted by Business Insider]

Who Will Save the Last Hoolock Gibbons?

Ethiopian Lions, Sumatran Rhinos & Other Links from the Brink

Next, my latest business feature for IEEE's The Institute:

Legal Experts Offer Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Bill McKibben = Energizer bunny.
I wrote a whole bunch of articles for Mother Nature Network this week, but I'll start the list with this profile that took several weeks to pull together:

Bill McKibben: The Energizer Bunny of the climate fight

And now all of the rest, covering a cool mix of technology, science, achievements and weirdness:

Cow power: Fair Oaks Farms uses manure to fuel its dairy trucks

The new cold war: Russia is stockpiling snow for the 2014 Winter Olympics

Toxic smell in New Orleans may have refinery to blame 

Conspiracy theories bring out the tinfoil hat brigade.
Poll: 37% of Americans believe that global warming is a hoax

Robocalls be gone: FTC contest takes aim at annoying (and often illegal) phone calls

Fabled 'Gate to Hell' unearthed by archaeologists in Turkey

Teen with Down syndrome scales Mount Everest

That's it for now. This coming week should bring my latest technology careers article for Today's Engineer, as well as a ton of other fun stuff. Stay tuned for the latest!

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