(EnviroNews World News) — PETITION WATCH: ForElk.org has created a petition at change.org to get three people fired for negligence in their work at Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) where the largest herd of tule elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) was decimated over the summer of 2020. The Tomales Point…

(EnviroNews World News) — Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia — Kamchatka, Russia, one of Earth’s biological marvels, supports an abundance of wildlife thanks to its 160 volcanoes. On land, it’s known for its Kamchatka brown bears, Eurasian forest reindeer, elk, moose, wolves, and mountain sheep. In the air, Steller’s sea eagles…

(EnviroNews World News) — Yamal Peninsula, Siberia — Since 2014, scientists have been faced with the mystery of spontaneously emerging craters in the Siberian permafrost. They’ve been blamed on everything from UFOs to missile tests to methane and cryovolcanism. But evidence suggests these massive craters form instantly in an…

(EnviroNews World News) — Djibouti, East Africa — Missing for over 50 years and classified as “extinct,” scientists in the Republic of Djibouti have confirmed the capture of eight Somali sengi (Elephantulus revoilii), commonly known as the Somali elephant shrew. The scientists also saw four others while out collecting…

(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,…