Monday, April 25, 2016

Drones, Parity, Immortality and Information

Put on a fresh pot of coffee, folks, because I have a lot of reading for you this Monday morning.

Last week saw the publication of a ton of new articles by me. Not only that, the articles themselves stand out from everything else that I've done so far this year.

Let's start with my latest feature for TakePart. This massive article -- my longest and most complex to date -- took me high into the Oregon mountains and (by phone) to forests around the world. It was tough work, but boy was it worth it:

Drones' New Mission: Save the Forests

My next piece is also something different for me. Motherboard spent all of last week telling stories of what they called the Silicon Divide, about how women are underrepresented in and by technology. As part of the series, they asked me to write an essay about my attempts at source parity. Now, I never write essays, but this was an important topic to explore and it generated an unbelievable response from readers. Check it out:

What Happened When I Pushed Myself to Interview More Women

Moving on to publisher number three, here's my latest for Audubon, one of my most inspiring wildlife stories in a long time:

Endangered Hawaiian Bird Immortalized In Space

On a completely different subject, Slate dropped me a line last Monday and asked me to write this, my first piece for them:

This Week’s Back-to-Back Earthquakes Don’t Mean the World Is Ending

Getting back to TakePart, here are two new news articles from my regular wildlife beat:

The Information Age Is Failing the World’s Wildlife

Can a Park the Size of New York City Save Sumatran Rhinos and Tigers?

Finally this week, here's my latest high-tech careers feature for IEEE-USA InSight. It's a fun one:

Engineers & Entrepreneurs: Are You Missing this Key Skill? 

Holy cow, what a week! I hope you enjoy reading them all. Meanwhile, keep checking Twitter for my latest headlines. This week coming week should be another exciting one.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Yet another tiger article (plus other stuff)

Happy Monday, folks. This week I have three new articles for you. Here's the first, for Scientific American, where once again I tackled tigers.

Please note, actually tackling tigers is highly discouraged.

6 Reasons Why We Should Still Worry About Tigers

Here's the next two, both for TakePart:

A Fungus is Wiping Out Australia's Unique Frogs

The Great Barrier Reef is Losing Its Strength to Fight Climate Change

Short list this time around, but I have soooooo many articles working their way toward publication in the coming weeks. None of them are about tigers. Yet.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Tiger Week (plus wolverines and work-life balance)

Howdy folks! It's Monday again, which means it's time for my weekly publication wrap-up. This week we have six brand-new articles for your brain's enjoyment.

Let's start this list with three new "Extinction Countdown" articles for Scientific American, both of which are the latest chapters in stories that I have been following for, literally, years:

Big News: Wild Tiger Populations are Increasing for the First Time in a Century

Bat-Killing Fungus Spreads from Coast to Coast

U.S. Finally Closes Tiger Commerce Loopholes

Next up, two new tales for TakePart:

Oil Drilling, Mining, and More Threaten Unique Ecosystems Around the World

Judge Tells Wildlife Agency to Protect Wolverines From Climate Change

Finally this week, here's my latest careers article for IEEE's The Institute:

Being in Tune With Yourself Is the Secret to Work-Life Balance

Lots more in the weeks to come!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Comic Einstein, Blind Birds and Sagging Sea Turtles

Hey folks, welcome to Monday once again. I hope you had a great weekend and that your morning coffee is nice and warm because I have quite a few article links for you this week.

First up, something unusual. I mostly write about wildlife these days, but when an editor asks me to write about comic books the answer is always yes. Hence this piece for From the Grapevine:

When Superman met Einstein: A history of Albert Einstein’s comic book appearances

Next up, my second story for Audubon:

Scientists Solve A Shag-adelic Bird Mystery

Of course, that brings us to this week's "Extinction Countdown" articles for Scientific American:

Coelacanth, the Famous "Living Fossil" Fish, Gets Endangered Species Act Protection

What's Blinding (and Killing) This Rare Scottish Bird?

Finally this week, here are three big new stories for TakePart:

The Recovery of the World’s Most Endangered Sea Turtle Has Stalled

South African Rhinos May Get an Unusual Safe Haven: Australia

Orangutan Oops: Rescue Efforts Led to Genetic Mix-Ups Among Borneo's Endangered Apes

I have lots more in the works (some of which will be hitting the wires early this week), so make sure to follow me on Twitter for the latest links as they go live. Otherwise I'll see you here next Monday!