Blogging the Nature Conservation News
For two years, I’ve blogged about nature conservation and my EcoSciFi work. I’ve written original articles about invasive plants and Arizona wildlife, and I’ve added almost 500 comments to news reports. My busiest day was 22 blog posts and 4,600 visitors. Finding interesting news items, formatting posts, and adding comments is absorbing work, but it leaves no time for writing longer articles, stories, and books. In January 2015, I cut back on blogging.
Nature conservation is the great challenge of our time. Human beings are imposing the great death, the sixth mass extinction of Earth’s creatures. As citizen naturalists, we respond by volunteering to help specialists acquire real-world information, and repair damaged and invaded ecosystems. We also advise and direct our leaders using letters, petitions, and demonstrations. Effective response requires current information.
I’ve designed RebelMouse newsletters that summarize the news in continuous streams. The newsletters automatically display stories from sources that I pre-select. I choose sources that report on relevant subjects and that have high standards for honesty and presentation quality. The editorial slant follows the Land Ethic.
The newsletters are more current and complete than my blog ever was. They are easy to scan for interesting stories, and I can add information and insights. A click shares the stories on social-media.
Following or subscribing to the newsletters produces a daily email, but I recommend bookmarks instead.
You are welcome to share the newsletters and to send me comments on the stories and sources.
Here’s the news: