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Melissa Mahony
Melissa Mahony is's senior editor. She previously worked at Wildlife Conservation magazine, blogged about energy for SmartPlanet, and has written for many publications about science and the environment.
Stories by Melissa Mahony
August 22, 2013
What happens when you throw a raging Independence Day party at a house older than the nation itself? You think a lot about abundance, gardening, patriotic ghosts, and the irrevocable distance between now and then.
August 15, 2013
Science says hello to the first mammalian predator discovered in the Americas in over three decades. Oh, and it's pretty cute, too.
July 15, 2013
The average one-bedroom in New York City doesn't come with a museum, vegetable farm, and chicken coop, but this 300-year-old farmhouse will do just fine.
May 2, 2013
In the battle against climate change, it's time to bring in the bots!
April 30, 2013
You could get lost gazing into the eyes of a tarsier. But these primate peepers are also providing insight into how human vision evolved.
February 14, 2013
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I asked my boyfriend to accompany me on a trip to smell raw sewage. Aren’t I a catch?
January 29, 2013
Urban blackbirds speak up when their noisy human neighbors start making a ruckus (again).
December 31, 2012
Five greenreads to cheers to at midnight tonight.
December 21, 2012
Just when you thought your days couldn't be merrier...
November 20, 2012
Better freeze those leftovers ... some holiday favorites might not make it to the table in the future.
November 15, 2012
Animals drinking from baby bottles is cute. Baby echidnas sucking up milk like a vacuum hose is cuter.
November 5, 2012
As the floodwaters recede from Red Hook, Brooklyn, community support pours in.
October 29, 2012
One Brooklynite’s quest to beat the storm home -- with a few unexpected detours.
October 26, 2012
These costumes will make every creature on Earth tremble with fear. Mwahahaha!