Good morning, dear readers. It's Labor Day here in the States, which means I shouldn't be working. Don't worry, though, this is just a quick hit to post my weekly list of last week's articles. After that I'll move away from the computer and... oh, who am I kidding? I'll probably do more work.
Well, regardless of how I end up spending the rest of my day, here are this week's articles, starting with some brutal news and some interesting tech, both for TakePart:
Africa Has Lost a Third of Its Elephants in Just 7 Years
Cities Fight Flooding by Turning Rooftops Into Prairies
This week's other two articles were both for Scientific American, where writing about extinction occasionally brings some good news:
How Social Networks Could Save Hawaiian Monk Seals
Nautilus Finally Moves toward Endangered Species Protection
I have lots more in the works, so follow me on Twitter for links as new articles go live, or come on back here next Monday for another run-down.