Monday, September 23, 2013

Condors, rhinos, ear wax (yup) and religion

Busy weeks bring lots of headlines, so let's get to them.

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

The 5 Biggest Myths about the Endangered Species Act

Banned Pesticide DDT Is Still Killing California Condors

22 Links for World Rhino Day as Poaching Levels Shoot Past 2012's Deadly Record

One of my earlier Extinction Countdown articles also got picked up for the new print issue of SA:

Climate Change Threatens Madagascar’s Towering Baobab Trees

And Mother Nature Network kept me busy writing about a whole bunch of eco-related topics, most of which stem from some pretty interesting new research:

Whale ear wax (you heard that right) carries a lifetime of ocean pollutants

How much methane leaks out during fracking?

Is religion a good way to help preserve biodiversity?

Explore the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of home with Google Street View

I'm also working on or have turned in several other pieces that will work their way into the world over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for links.

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