Monday, October 26, 2015

Orangutan Week (plus more)

I try to write about orangutans at least once a year. This week I wrote about my favorite species twice, and they're both powerful, important articles. Here they are, one for TakePart and another for Scientific American:

Orangutans Are Dying as Indonesia Burns

Another Challenge for Orangutan Conservation: Food

Beyond the red apes, here are two more articles for TakePart:

Smile, Tiger Poachers: You’re on Hidden Camera

Wisconsin’s ‘Right to Hunt’ Law Could Mean Jail for Animal Activists

I've got lots more in the works for a wide range of publications. Stay tuned for headlines as the happen!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Who Says Endangered Species Can't Be Funny?

If you're read this blog before, you know that I have two great passions: endangered species and cartooning. Those two topics collided in this article for Scientific American:

Nextinction: Ralph Steadman Goes Gonzo for Endangered Birds

I wrote one other SciAm article this week, but it was slightly less fun:

Frog Mass Extinction on the Horizon

Speaking of less fun, yeah, here are three more downers for TakePart:

When Butterflies Shouldn't Fly Free

China’s Obsession With Pet Turtles Threatens a Rare Philippine Species With Extinction

A Rare Chance to Save an Entire Nation’s Frogs From Extinction

Yes, there were some negative articles this week, but take a closer look -- almost all of them mention the things people are doing (or can do) to turn things around. That's why I do this. There are heroes out there, and there are solutions.

More next week. As always, if you can't wait until then you can also follow me on Twitter, where I'll post headlines as they go live. Some of them may even be fun!

Monday, October 12, 2015

All Endangered Species, All the Time

Well, it probably shouldn't surprise you that all of my articles this week had something to do with endangered species. I'm working on several other things, too, but these are what saw print. Here they are, two each for Scientific American and TakePart:

Endangered Hawaiian Bees and Other Species Proposed for Protection

Can the Cheetah Outrun Extinction?

A Third of Cacti Face Extinction, and That's a Big Problem for Desert Wildlife

Study Reveals Secret Benefactors of the Endangered Species Act

More next week! Follow me on Twitter for headlines as they happen.

Monday, October 5, 2015