Matthew Russell

Matthew Russell

Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, spending time with his daughters, and coffee.

Articles by Matthew Russell

The Astonishing Foraging Strategy of Hurricane Chasing Birds, the Desertas Petrels

The Astonishing Foraging Strategy of Hurricane ...

Have you ever heard of birds chasing hurricanes? Discover the extraordinary Desertas petrels, seabirds that risk it all by following deadly cyclones.

The Astonishing Foraging Strategy of Hurricane ...

Have you ever heard of birds chasing hurricanes? Discover the extraordinary Desertas petrels, seabirds that risk it all by following deadly cyclones.

Elusive Spade Toothed Whale Found on New Zealand Beach Could Reveal Species Secrets

Elusive Spade Toothed Whale Found on New Zealan...

This could be our first chance to uncover the mysteries of a species never seen alive.

Elusive Spade Toothed Whale Found on New Zealan...

This could be our first chance to uncover the mysteries of a species never seen alive.

Texas Family Saves Helpless Baby Bird by Wrapping It In Warm Tortilla

Texas Family Saves Helpless Baby Bird by Wrappi...

With no nest in sight and the evening chill setting in, they had to think fast. What they did next is truly remarkable.

Texas Family Saves Helpless Baby Bird by Wrappi...

With no nest in sight and the evening chill setting in, they had to think fast. What they did next is truly remarkable.

NYC's Beach Drones Under Attack as Birds Fight Back to Protect Nests

NYC's Beach Drones Under Attack as Birds Fight ...

These flying protectors, meant to ensure swimmer safety and monitor shark activity, have become unexpected adversaries to endangered species.

NYC's Beach Drones Under Attack as Birds Fight ...

These flying protectors, meant to ensure swimmer safety and monitor shark activity, have become unexpected adversaries to endangered species.

Save a Pet, Risk a Lawsuit: Iowa's Missing Good Samaritan Law

Save a Pet, Risk a Lawsuit: Iowa's Missing Good...

Without a Good Samaritan law, well-meaning citizens can be sued or charged when they act to save a pet in distress.

Save a Pet, Risk a Lawsuit: Iowa's Missing Good...

Without a Good Samaritan law, well-meaning citizens can be sued or charged when they act to save a pet in distress.

Pepper the Foul-Mouthed Parrot Finds a New Home After 400 Applications

Pepper the Foul-Mouthed Parrot Finds a New Home...

Pepper, the parrot with a talent for cursing, captivated the hearts of over 400 would-be adopters.

Pepper the Foul-Mouthed Parrot Finds a New Home...

Pepper, the parrot with a talent for cursing, captivated the hearts of over 400 would-be adopters.