Morgana Matus

 

Morgana joins Inhabitat after graduating with a degree in Environmental Studies from Pitzer College and completing a Fulbright Hays Award in Norway in the field Environmental Ethics. Having trained at the San Francisco Clown Conservatory, she is excited to use her experience as performer and scientist to engage audiences and share her enthusiasm for the natural world. She currently resides in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California where she performs, writes, and makes terrible puns without any provocation.

Morgana Matus
Majestic Red-Tailed Hawks Take Up Residence in the East Village

Majestic Red-Tailed Hawks Take Up Residence in the East Village

Photo: Bahram Foroughi Over the past few years, some new, wild tenants have begun moving into the East Village. Area residents have taken to their Flickr and Instagram accounts to…

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Polar Vortex's Possible Only Benefit is That It Helped Kill Off Some Invasive Insects

Polar Vortex's Possible Only Benefit is That It Helped Kill Off Some Invasive Insects

This week's rather unpleasant Polar Vortex brought a deep freeze to New York, and along with the frigid air came transportation delays, infrastructure damage, and a rush to buy more…

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NYC's Most Famous Turkey Kept a Low Profile on Thanksgiving Day

NYC's Most Famous Turkey Kept a Low Profile on Thanksgiving Day

Another Thanksgiving has passed, but for some the wounds have lasted past the awkward family conversations and inflated waistlines. According to DNAinfo, Battery Park's famous…

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Leonardo DiCaprio's New Apartment Comes with a Vitamin-C Infused Shower

Leonardo DiCaprio's New Apartment Comes with a Vitamin-C Infused Shower

After shopping around for a bit, award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has finally decided on a home in New York City's Greenwich Village. The star is known for embracing the…

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Banksy's Miniature Sphinx Made from Crumbling Cinderblocks Stolen from Queens

Banksy's Miniature Sphinx Made from Crumbling Cinderblocks Stolen from Queens

As part of his month-long residence, UK street artist extraordinaire Banksy constructed a miniature sphinx out of cinderblocks in Queens. Made from crumbling, discarded material, the…

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New Taste NY Shop Filled with New York-Made Food, Beer and Wine Coming to Grand Central Terminal

New Taste NY Shop Filled with New York-Made Food, Beer and Wine Coming to Grand Central Terminal

Looking to grab the perfect gift or a quick bite on your commute home? A new Taste NY location coming to Grand Central Terminal will make it even easier for New Yorkers to purchase…

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Jennifer Maravillas Creates a Colorful Block-By-Block Map of Brooklyn Using Trash from the Borough

Jennifer Maravillas Creates a Colorful Block-By-Block Map of Brooklyn Using Trash from the Borough

Brooklyn is an enormously diverse borough filled with people who possess a myriad of backgrounds, beliefs, and habits. NYC artist Jennifer Maravillas seeks to represent the vibrant…

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Did New York Largely Ignore 30-Year-Old Warnings About Hurricane Sandy?

Did New York Largely Ignore 30-Year-Old Warnings About Hurricane Sandy?

They say hindsight is 20/20, but what if we had been warned about Hurricane Sandy as far back as thirty years ago? A report by AP now shows that New York actually began working on new…

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MTA Announces Free H Shuttle Train to the Rockaways

MTA Announces Free H Shuttle Train to the Rockaways

Finally, a bit of good news for folks in the Rockaways. After facing several more months of delayed service due to Hurricane Sandy, the MTA launched a temporary, free "H Shuttle" this…

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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

New York artists Marc Evan and Chris Soria began their pumpkin carving business, Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, eight years ago in an effort to tap local bars and restaurants during autumn.…

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NY Department of Health Finds Lead Contamination in Locally-Sourced Eggs

NY Department of Health Finds Lead Contamination in Locally-Sourced Eggs

New Yorkers may have more to worry about than their cholesterol when sitting down to their next plate of eggs. After testing eggs sourced from chickens in NYC neighborhood gardens, the…

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Michigan Woman Creates Tree-Hugging 9/11 Memorial Plaques That Expand as Trees Grow

Michigan Woman Creates Tree-Hugging 9/11 Memorial Plaques That Expand as Trees Grow

One of the most striking features of New York City's 9/11 Memorial is the hundreds of swamp white oaks trees that symbolize birth and renewal. The memorial's planners wanted to find a…

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MTA Puts Ads on Fronts of NYC MetroCards to Raise Revenue

MTA Puts Ads on Fronts of NYC MetroCards to Raise Revenue

As of this Sunday, New Yorkers will see ads on the fronts of their MetroCards as well as the backs. The change will be an extra way for the MTA to raise funds for the subway system…

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Barclay Tower to Be NYC's First Intelligent Energy Storage-Powered High Rise Building

Barclay Tower to Be NYC's First Intelligent Energy Storage-Powered High Rise Building

Glenwood Management announced last week that Manhattan's Barclay Tower will become the first battery-based, intelligent energy storage high rise in NYC. The tower will feature the…

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The Newtown Creek Armada Launches Radio-Controlled Boats Down a Polluted NYC Superfund Waterway

The Newtown Creek Armada Launches Radio-Controlled Boats Down a Polluted NYC Superfund Waterway

A Superfund site is not the first place one would think of to host an art installation. Yet, that is exactly where Nathan Kensinger, Laura Chipley, and Sarah Nelson Wright are staging…

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Feedback Farms is a High-Tech Brooklyn Garden That Tells Farmers How Much Water It Needs

Feedback Farms is a High-Tech Brooklyn Garden That Tells Farmers How Much Water It Needs

Enjoy a little technology with your tomatoes or some code with your cucumbers? Brooklyn-based Feedback Farms is bringing cultivation into the computer age by using sensor-embedded…

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Eco-Friendly

Eco-Friendly "Bright N' Green" Condos Coming Soon to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

Sustainable homes have been popping up in many Brooklyn nabes and now a new eco-condo complex called  Bright N' Green is putting Brighton Beach on the sustainable property map…

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The Abandoned Bike Project Showcases NYC's Neglected Bicycles as Art

The Abandoned Bike Project Showcases NYC's Neglected Bicycles as Art

Abandoned bicycles are a common sight on the streets of New York City, but now these forgotten eyesores are being given a second life as artwork through the Abandoned Bike Project.…

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Artist Mia Liu Recycles 1000s of Guggenheim Museum Admission Tickets into Astonishing Works of Art

Artist Mia Liu Recycles 1000s of Guggenheim Museum Admission Tickets into Astonishing Works of Art

In her work, Mia Liu enjoys exploring the hidden world of every day objects. By examining mundane items through a different angle, like these thousands of admission tickets to the…

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