(EnviroNews World News) — Victoria, Australia — When smoldering koalas grabbed headlines around the world during Australia’s unprecedented 2020 wildfires, another imperiled eucalyptus-eating species, every bit as unique and adorable, was being swallowed up by the burning beast as well: the greater glider (Petauroides volans). These nocturnal marsupials are…

(EnviroNews World News) — Verkhoyansk, Sakha Republic, Russia — Record shattering temperatures blanketed the Arctic Circle, as the tiny town of Verkhoyansk experienced a high of 100.4 degrees (38 Celsius) on Saturday, June 20, 2020, The Washington Post reported. The unverified temperature is not an anomaly though. A day later,…

(EnviroNews World News) — Of Vietnam’s approximately 97 million citizens, only 270 have been confirmed positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) and with 225 cases resolved, not one person has died as of Apr. 26. While some may question these numbers, Dr. John MacArthur, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

(EnviroNews World News) — Novaya Zemlya, Russia — As arctic ice melts due to human-caused climate destabilization, polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are being forced to move farther inland in search of food. This brings them into closer contact with people and landfills. Now, Russian scientists are sounding the warning about climate…

(EnviroNews World News) — Amid the “sixth mass extinction,” or “Holocene extinction” as it is referred to by scientists, there are few glimmers of hope or good news. Species are dropping off the planet like flies, and despite the best efforts of government entities, NGOs and devoted conservationists,…

(EnviroNews World News) — About 15 percent of Antarctica’s surface melted on Christmas Eve 2019, breaking previous records for ice-melt, according to the Global Forecast System (GFS) by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and the data from the Modèle Atmosphérique Régional (MAR), a model used for meteorological…

(EnviroNews World News) — As bush fires rip through the Mid-North Coast region of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) are being incinerated at an alarming rate. High winds and temperatures have hampered firefighting efforts. Australian Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley fears 30 percent of the area’s…

(EnviroNews World News) — Tel Aviv, Israel — Researchers have created a new strain of Escherichia coli, or E. coli, that can “eat” carbon dioxide and turn it into energy. They say the synthetic life-form could someday help reduce global greenhouse gases. Their hope is that this newly engineered…