Boy, the endangered species beat sure is keeping me busy these days. I published six articles last week, all about species that are either endangered, nearly extinct, or somewhat at risk.
How Do You Save an Elephant’s Tusk? Ask a Materials Engineer
Next up, three new "Extinction Countdown" articles for Scientific American:
The Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle Just Got 25 Percent Closer to Extinction
Think Manatees are Recovered? Look Farther South
Sleeping Sickness Parasite Susceptible to Extinction Because It Hasn't Had Sex in 10,000 Years
And rounding out this batch of publications, here are two new ones for TakePart, including my second elephant article for the week:
Zoos Pledge to Fight Palm Oil's Big Threat to Pygmy Elephants
Overhunting Tapirs, Monkeys, and Other Rainforest Animals Makes Climate Change Worse
Well, that's enough extinction news for one sitting. Make sure to follow me on Twitter for more happy news as it happens.
(Seriously, though, I know this is all heady stuff, but it's my privilege to tell these stories. Thanks for reading and for caring.)