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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Lyrid meteor shower to peak on Earth Day

This rare songbird is back from the brink, thanks to the Endangered Species Act

How polluted is U.S. drinking water?

North America has millions of utility markers. This biologist sees millions of birdhouses.

12 incredible facts about lemurs

7 haunting songs sung by whales

Why 'lazy' lawn mowers are heroes for bees

What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

What are the different types of lightning?

These weird Hawaiian spiders are helping scientists understand a quirk of evolution

Earth's tiniest porpoise approaches extinction

7 mind-bending facts about magic mushrooms