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.

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In memory of species declared extinct in 2018 — plus one we've already lost in 2019

A timeline of the distant, disturbing future of life on Earth

Tree frog with strange claw discovered in remote Andean dwarf forest

Mysterious Texas canines have 'ghost' DNA of red wolves

Why wild giraffes are suffering a 'silent extinction'

Conservationists plant a 'super grove' of redwood trees cloned from ancient stumps

7 reasons why Arctic sea ice matters

Global CO2 emissions hit record high in 2018, as Greenland ice melt goes into 'overdrive'

4 things you should know about the Black Friday climate report

Conservationists record a 'surreal' encounter with a rare forest rhino taking a mud bath

Free bird: Thanksgiving turkey pardons

Surprising ways animals stock up for winter