We talk about my upcoming book Baggage, as well as mental health, current environmental issues, overpopulation, and zoos!
My latest column for Mongabay: the one where I rant about the best news of 2020.
I feel ridiculously honored that my series on insect decline won second place in Society of Environmental Journalists‘ annual awards. The series won under the category of “Explanatory Journalism.
Of course I couldn’t have done any of this without my editor Glenn Scherer (who had the idea for the series in the first place) and Mongabay‘s willingness to spend resources on a long series about the loss of the freaking backbone of Mother Earth: insects.
So, it’s a good time to share the series again. Here’s the first article of four. I’m currently working on a follow-up piece!
You can’t have too many books about nature, right? And did you know that pre-orders really help books get on to bestseller lists?
With that in mind, we invite anyone who has pre-ordered Baggage by August 9th, 2020 to enter for a chance to win one of the seven nature-inspired books. We’ll pick three winners the next week. Check out the bottom of the page for Terms & Conditions as well as information about the titles you can choose from.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
- By submitting your receipt in the Baggage Pre-Order Contest Form or via email, you agree to these Terms & Conditions.
- Entrants have until August 9, 2020 to purchase and submit their receipt via the Jotform Survey above or emailed to email@example.com.
- This promotion is open to entrants who are at least 14 years old as of August 3, 2020.
- One entry per purchase.
- No entrant may receive more than one prize.
- Prizes are non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available.
- Three separate entries will win (via random picker) their selected nature book, which we will do our best to mail your selected book to you anywhere in the world.
- Unsuccessful entrants will not be notified.
- We may amend or cancel the promotion at any time for any reason without notice. We may amend these Terms & Conditions without notice by posting changes to them on this website.
ABOUT THE BOOKS YOU CAN CHOOSE
Come to Saving Life on Earth: Words on the Wild and read about a bold new project, BioAlfa, that proposes to use DNA barcoding to identify Costa Rica’s million- plus species.
Feeling lonely and isolated? Conservationists feel that way most of the time.
Read more in Overworked, underpaid and lonely: Conservationists find a new community online about the struggles of young environmental workers and the new organization that is providing moral support.
My recent piece – Lethal algae blooms – an ecosystem out of balance – published on The Guardian looks around the globe, from the United States to the Baltic and beyond, as toxic algae formations are part of a concerning trend linked to farming practices and our climate crisis.
From 2015 to 2018, I wrote my Radical Conservation blog for The Guardian.
I am currently writing a monthly column for Mongabay called Saving Life on Earth: Words on the Wild. The column focuses on innovative conservation, little-known species, and other topics.
In 2011 , I was lucky enough to publish a series of essays from my time at Mongabay, titled Life is Good: Conservation in an Age of Mass Extinction. The compilation received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. The review praises the book, saying “Overall, the collection manages to raise environmental alarms without falling into hopeless predictions of doom. And Hance urges a knowledge- and science-based approach to conservation, while also exhorting readers to allow themselves to feel a sense of awe when interacting with other creatures.”