Monday, May 25, 2015
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
"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
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
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.