Monday, January 13, 2014
2014 starts with a roar (of sadness)
I'm happy to say that the year is off to a great start. In addition to the published links below, I am also working on several big features that will appear over the coming months, including one that won't see print until May. Yup, I'm a busy guy!
But although that's the present for me, it's the future for you. This blog is about the recent past, so here are the links from the first week-plus of 2014.
Let's start with a few Extinction Countdown articles for Scientific American:
Shocking Study Finds Lions are Nearly Extinct in West Africa [This was one of my most popular articles ever.]
New Population of Critically Endangered Rabbits Found in (of All Places) a Nature Reserve
Sunday Species Snapshot: Forest Owlet [This inspired a pretty neat article on Boing Boing.]
'Bring 'Em Back Alive': How one explorer changed what we know about animals
If you love pandas, you have one amazing woman to thank
Emperor penguins spotted climbing cliffs to avoid climate change
Ferreted away: Who's stealing the UK's ferrets?
Global warming could drive world temperatures up 7 degrees by 2100
Actual glow-in-the-dark pigs created by Chinese scientists
Poisoned oaks, now gone, loom large at Auburn University
Several of these articles were also reprinted by the Huffington Post. I won't overwhelm you with the links, though!
That's it for now. Make sure to follow me on Twitter for the latest links as they happen. See you next Monday!