Monday, May 25, 2015

Rare Apes, Giant Fish, Career Skills and Bond, James Bond

It's Monday again, which means it's time for my weekly compendium of links to my articles from the previous week. Settle in, there are a good number of them.

Let's start the list with this week's "Extinction Countdown" articles for Scientific American, each of which covers species rarely otherwise discussed:

Massive Humpback Fish at Risk of Extinction

Genetic Secrets of Brazil's Rarest Tree Revealed

Next up, four (!) new articles for TakePart, including my latest coverage of the nearly extinction northern white rhino:

A New Action Plan to Save the World’s Rarest Apes

Animal Named After James Bond Faces Extinction

Celebrities Head to Africa to Help Save the World's Last Male Northern White Rhino

When Laws Meant to Save Endangered Animals Hurt Them

But enough depressing stuff -- here's this month's careers article for IEEE-USA InSight. Although it's intended for engineers, it contains advice that just about anyone can use:

Career Skills: Get More from LinkedIn

That's it for now. I already have a ton on my plate for the coming week. Make sure to follow me on Twitter for headlines as they happen.

Monday, May 18, 2015

A new metaphor for climate change (and other stuff, too)

Here's the best quote from this week's articles:

"The only way we’re going to save biodiversity is if we realize that we can save biodiversity."

That's a quote from shark expert Nick Dulvy, which appears the first of this week's two articles for TakePart:

Fewer Sharks Are Being Caught—and That's Not Good News

A New Kind of Artificial Reef Is Saving Fish

Then there are these two articles for Scientific American, in which I coin a new metaphor for the dangers of climate change:

Great News for Lions, Terrible News for Rhinos

Damselfly in Distress: Water Shortages and Cannabis Threaten African Insect 

That's it for this week. I'm working away on about a million, jillion other articles, some of which will appear this week, others of which won't see print until September. No matter when they appear, you can follow along at home as I post the headlines on Twitter.

See you next Monday!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Koalas, Silent Lizards and Something Fishy

Well, another Monday has come around, bringing with it my weekly list of article links. This week is once again all wildlife, all the time. Some new tech articles should be online in the next week or so.

Until then, let's start with this week's "Extinction Countdown" article for Scientific American -- a story you won't read anywhere else:

Prehistoric ‘Lizard of Great Sleepiness’ Nearly Extinct in Vietnam and China

And here are three wildlife/climate/environment articles for TakePart:

Toxic Plastic Found in the World’s Favorite Fish

China's Demand for Coal Threatens Koalas

The New Homeless: Some of the World's Rarest Animals

More next Monday. Until then, follow me on Twitter for articles links as they go live.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Rhinos, Rabbits and Invading Barbeques

Well here's a happy week of articles. There's not a positive story among them. Oh well, that's what happens when you're on the endangered species beat.

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

The Last 3 Bornean Rhinos Are in a Race against Extinction

Mesquite Invasion Threatens a Unique Species in India

And next, three new wildlife/climate articles for TakePart:

Rabbits in a Stew as Climate Change Accelerates

Local Craigslist Ads Are Fueling the Slaughter of Elephants Worldwide

A Warming World Means a World Without Animals

Well, that was that. Go take a look at some Spring flowers, a kitten or a smiling baby for a few minutes to cleanse your mental palate.

I'm sure that next week will bring some more positive headlines. Follow me on Twitter for the headlines as they happen.