My First Book – Life is Good: Conservation in an Age of Mass Extinction

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.”

Insects are disappearing, and I wrote (a lot) about it

In my four-part series for Mongabay, I interviewed 24 entomologists and researchers on six continents working in over a dozen nations to determine what we know regarding the mass loss of insects across the globe.

Part One – The Great Insect Dying: A global look at a deepening crisis

Part Two – The Great Insect Dying: Vanishing act in Europe and North America

Part Three – The Great Insect Dying: The tropics in trouble and some hope

Part Four – The Great Insect Dying: How to save insects and ourselves