Monday, October 27, 2014

Ebola, Vultures and Money (a short list this week)

Courtesy Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Well this is odd -- despite putting in about 60 hours of work (at least), I only published three articles last week. That's because I was concentrating on some big assignments that are going to be published this coming week, next week, next month and even next year.

You'll find about all of that future stuff as the days and weeks move ahead, but for now here are last week's links, starting off with my latest for TakePart (one of my most challenging and rewarding articles in recent days):

Ebola Fears Endanger Sierra Leone Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Next up, my latest "Extinction Countdown" article for Scientific American:

Indian Vultures are Dying for Some Good News

And finally, a new technology careers article for IEEE-USA's Today's Engineer:

Is Your Salary Competitive?

This will be another busy week, but it should see several more article publications. Make sure to check my Twitter feed for the latest headlines as they become available.

Monday, October 20, 2014

All extinction, all the time

Last week's four published articles were all about endangered or threatened species. Obviously that's my main beat, but I usually have at least something else in the mix. Anyway, here are four not-so-positive articles from the pages of Scientific American and TakePart:

A Wild Idea: Save Tasmanian Devils While Controlling Killer Cats

Sage Grouse and Oil Drilling Can Co-Exist, Says New Report

Watch Out, Kangaroos: Poisonous Cane Toads Are Evolving Into Even Deadlier Invaders

China Is Pushing the Rare Pig-Nosed Turtle to Extinction

What you don't see from this list, of course, is all of the other stuff that I'm working on. I have quite a few articles about technology, history, science and philanthropy working their way through the system. Look for them soon -- along with more extinction-related news.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Elephants, Otters and IT Professionals

This week's article list is a tiny bit shorter than usual. I'm working on several huge features that will appear over the coming months, which leaves less time for news articles. That said, I'm pretty proud of the work that appeared this past week.

First up, two new "Extinction Countdown" articles for Scientific American:

Elephants are Worth 76 Times More Alive Than Dead

Poison Dart Frog Threatened by Toxic Gold Mines

Next, my latest poaching and wildlife articles for TakePart:

Trading Indonesia’s Debt for Sumatran Tigers, Rhinos, and Orangutans

Cat Poop, Seaweed, and Snails Prove a Deadly Combination for Sea Otters

And finally, a career-oriented blog post for IEEE's The Institute:

IT Professionals: Five Key Tips to Stay Relevant in Today’s Market 

More next Monday!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Bad news on top of bad

Man, I write about some depressing stuff. I usually try to balance that with some positive topics as well, but this week's published articles were pretty much all bleak. Oh, sure, there's progress in each story, but collectively they sure add up to one big bummer.

Here are the links -- from Scientific American and TakePart -- to help you start your week off with a dark tone:

Deforestation Threatens Newly Identified Bird in Brazil

Sloth Bears Confirmed Extinct in Bangladesh

Two for One: Saving Sage Grouse Also Helps Protect Mule Deer

Australia’s Sea Cows Struggle to Survive Poachers

Don't worry -- I have a bunch of uplifting articles in the works as well. Those should start to appear this week. Follow me on Twitter for links as they happen!