Russell McLendon

Russell McLendon
Russell is science editor for Mother Nature Network. He writes MNN's Translating Uncle Sam features, works on infographics and other special projects, and blogs for the Earth Matters channel.

Russell's most recent content

Obama's national monuments are a big deal

Meet 9 species named after Obama

Earth's tiniest porpoise approaches extinction

Hordes of insects migrate overhead each year

2016 was the Arctic's warmest year on record 'by far'

Hawaiian crows return from extinction in wild

Unknown 'ghost octopus' found 2.6 miles deep

Americans are quietly preserving 56 million acres of private land

How tiny wasps could save the Christmas Island red crab from invasive crazy ants

Is time running out for the 'leap second'?

Baby dinosaur's tail — with feathers — found in 99 million-year-old amber

Why wild giraffes are suffering a 'silent extinction'