Monday, March 20, 2017

The Green Falcons

This profile of the Atlanta Falcons' efforts to build a "green" stadium is pretty much the last of the freelance articles that I had in the queue before taking the new job -- I turned it in close to six months ago! -- and it's also one of the few times you'll ever find me writing anything sports-related. 

Green Beyond the Field – American Builders Quarterly

Right now I'm deep into work to create the new environmental news site I announced a few weeks back. I'll tell you more about that soon!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Elephants, Bees & Drones

Hey there! Miss me?

I haven't had many articles to share lately because I'm deep in the development of the brand-new environmental news that I announced a few weeks ago. More details on that will come soon, but for now, here's one more freelance article that finally made its way into the world:

How to Get Elephants to Buzz Off - Scientific American

Lots more coming soon -- well, maybe not soon, but before too much longer!

Monday, February 6, 2017


Hey folks! Posts on this blog are going to be few and far between for the next couple of months while I prepare to launch the new environmental news site that I announced last week. I still have a handful of articles working their way toward publication, though. Therefore, here's this week's one and only link, for Hakai Magazine:

Hawai‘i Is Being Overrun by Invasive Cannibals

More as I have it -- and lots more in about two months!

Monday, January 30, 2017

An article and a transition

Credit: J. Todd Poling, Flickr (CC BY-2.0)
So this week's only published article was more of an announcement. Here it is:

Not an Extinction, a Transition

That's right, after a decade of freelancing, I have taken a full-time editorial job to create a brand-new environmental news site, which will be affiliated with the Center for Biological Diversity. This independent site, which launches soon, will be the home of my "Extinction Countdown" articles moving forward, as well as other writing about climate change, public lands, environmental health and related topics. There will be hard-hitting investigative journalism, current news, commentary and thought pieces from leaders in the environmental community, and a whole lot more.

Expect to hear more about the new site in the coming weeks and months.

I still have a few completed freelance pieces in the queue at various publishers, and I will continue to write a few things here and there that don't fit the scope of the new site, but for the most part, all of my writing and editorial efforts will now be found in a single location.

So yes, a big transition and a big opportunity to tell meaningful stories that help create change in the world. You can't get much better than that!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Looking back, looking ahead

Good morning! Happy Monday! 2017 is starting to roll along, and I took the occasion to look both back and forward with this week's "Extinction Countdown" articles for Scientific American:

Conservation Stories You May Have Missed in 2016

Conservation Predictions for 2017

That's it! A short week for my headlines. More (much more) in the weeks and months ahead!