Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Final Articles for 2015

The clock is ticking down on the final hours of 2015, so let's take a moment to list my final articles for this incredible year.

I wrote a ton of great articles in 2015, and this final batch serves as a pretty nice cap to it all. They're all about endangered species and they cover a pretty broad, interesting group of wildlife.

So here they are, starting with three new pieces (well, two articles and one recap) for Scientific American:

African Lions Finally Gain Endangered Species Act Protection

Resplendent Quetzal, Sacred Bird of Maya and Aztecs, Faces Extinction Risk

Ten Conservation Headlines that Defined 2015

And here are the last two, for TakePart:

Endangered Sea Otters Have a New Problem: Overpopulation

The Final Countdown: Vaquita Porpoises Could Go Extinct in Two Years

That's it for now -- and for this year. Expect a lot more in 2016. I hope it's a great year for all of us.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Killer Robots, Killer Cats and Killer Humans

I did not write a single word last week -- I spend almost the entire time at a conference in San Francisco learning about marine mammals -- but all the same a ton of articles I wrote over the past few weeks all managed to appear.

Here's the coolest, a short article for the January 2016 print issue of Scientific American, which is already online:

A Starfish-Killing, Artificially Intelligent Robot Is Set to Patrol the Great Barrier Reef

Speaking of SciAm, here are my latest two "Extinction Countdown" articles:

Lost Butterfly Rediscovered After 56 Years

Feral Cats Are Killing Off One of Australia's Cutest Marsupials

Sticking with the killer theme of the week, here's a new article for TakePart:

How to Save Sharks From Extinction

Finally this week, here's something completely different: my latest careers article for IEEE-USA InSight:

Got Expertise? Become An Expert Source

The next two weeks won't see too much on the publication front -- we're counting down to the end of the year and many of my editors will be taking time off (as I should be, as well) -- but come back next week for a headline or two. And follow me on Twitter for stories as they happen!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Tigers, Elephants and Suckers

Howdy folks. The year is starting to wind down but my keyboard is still clacking away. This past week brought five new articles covering (mostly) wildlife and crime.

Here's the first batch, all for TakePart:

Tigers Face Deadly Squeeze in the Wild (and Deadlier Threats in Captivity)

The Unexpected Places Where Endangered Wildlife Are Thriving

African Nations Commit to Game-Changing Reforestation Plan

And here's the final two, for Scientific American:

The Hidden Crisis Killing India's Young Elephants

Modoc Sucker Recovers, Leaves Endangered Species List

That last one was a little bit tough for me. As a comics fan, I kept wanting to type MODOK instead of Modoc.

I'm at the Marine Mammalogy Conference this week, learning all about whales and seals and dolphins and manatees and other cool critters. That means I won't be writing any new articles this week, although there are at least four in the queue at various publishers. Follow me on Twitter for the headlines as they happen (and maybe a few tweets from the conference).

Monday, December 7, 2015

Reefs, Roads and Roasting

Hey folks, it's Monday again and I'm back with last week's article links. It was a simple week, so here they are, three articles for TakePart and one for Scientific American:

Fishing With Bombs and Cyanide Is Taking a Devastating Toll on Coral Reefs

Is Africa About to Face Its Greatest Environmental Threat?

Record Number of Endangered Florida Panthers Killed This Year

Fire Destroys 90 Percent of Rare Bird's Habitat in Australia

There's lots, lots, lots more in the works, so follow me on Twitter for headlines as they happen this week.