Monday, August 10, 2015

Blood Lions and Devil Trees

Hey folks! It's Monday again, following a really great writing week. This week's articles covered some pretty powerful topics and really seemed to grab my readers' attentions.

Case in point, this week's two "Extinction Countdown" articles for Scientific American, both of which really struck a chord with people:

Devil Tree Threatens the World's Rarest Zebras

Ring-Tailed Lemurs Threatened by Illegal Pet Trade

In the wake of the death of Cecil the lion, all of my old articles on lions have been attracting tens of thousands of new readers. Well here's a new one for TakePart that also inspired a lot of angry feelings:

‘Blood Lions’: Conservationists Infiltrate Hunts of Captive Big Cats in South Africa

Sticking with the lion theme, I talked about Cecil, lion conservation and how the media can do a better job of cover endangered species on this week's episode of the CounterSpin radio show.

Finally this week, on a completely different note, here's my latest careers article for IEEE's The Institute. I learned a lot working on this one and it's a nice tonal shift from all of the stuff above:

Why Emotional Intelligence Is Key to Your Success

Well, that's it for this time around. Make sure to come back next Monday for more headlines, or follow me on Twitter for the latest links as they happen.

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