Melissa Cronin

Survivor

What I Learned About Our Planet By Watching 540 Hours of ‘Survivor’

CBS's 'Survivor' reaches more people than most nature documentaries and uses animals to comment on the human condition.
Melissa Cronin
5.23.18
flows

Lava, Land, and Life Forms

Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano is the latest example of a powerful natural force for creating new life.
Melissa Cronin
5.9.18
ecology

Justice for the Swamp: Why We Hate Some Ecosystems and Not Others

It's not just the rainforests that need saving.
Melissa Cronin
4.6.18
NEW ZEALAND

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Octopus

Earlier this week, Inky, a famous and beloved octopus, escaped from his home at the National Aquarium in New Zealand.
Melissa Cronin
4.14.16
California

California’s Massive Methane Leak Probably Won’t Be Its Last

Why California’s massive methane problem isn’t over—and why it may only get worse.
Melissa Cronin
2.23.16
Science

Why Eradicating Earth’s Mosquitoes To Fight Disease Is Probably a Bad Idea

Hint: no one knows for sure what the consequences would be.
Melissa Cronin
2.1.16
News

Why the Chinese Market For Commercially Bred Tiger Parts May Only Get Bigger

The demand for products like tiger bone wine and pickled bear claws is fuelling a horrific—and likely soon-to-be legal—industry.
Melissa Cronin
1.31.16
You'll Sleep When You're Dead

The Nasal Spray that Was Supposed to Replace Sleep

What happened to Orexin-A, the wonder drug that was supposed to eliminate sleep?
Melissa Cronin
1.19.16
politics

You Won’t Be Able To Tell Where Your Meat Comes From Now, Thanks To Congress

Thanks to Congress, your meat could now be coming from just about anywhere—and you’d never even know it.
Melissa Cronin
1.10.16
japan

Here’s Why We’ve Never Been Able to Tame the Great White Shark

The great white shark has never been kept successfully in captivity—and probably never will.
Melissa Cronin
1.10.16
Los Angeles

The Company Behind LA's Methane Disaster Knew Its Well Was Leaking 24 Years Ago

Documents show that the gas company that is currently spewing 100,000 pounds of methane into California’s air knew about leaks long before this one sprang.
Melissa Cronin
1.8.16
dogs

An Exact Clone of a Dead Dog Was Just Born

The first puppy to be born from the DNA of a dead dog was born at a lab in South Korea.
Melissa Cronin
12.27.15
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