The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) faces a forthcoming lawsuit over its decision to open up or expand hunting at 147 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries. 

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the agency Tuesday, arguing that the government didn’t fully analyze the effects of the decision on endangered species including birds and jaguars.

An elephant baby boom has seen a record number of calves born in a national park in Kenya.

So far 205 baby elephants have been born at Amboseli National Park in 2020, a record number which is attributed by experts to good rainy seasons in 2018 and 2019.

Researchers have just made a remarkable discovery in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Australia. While mapping the seafloor off the coast of far north Queensland state, scientists onboard the RV Falkor stumbled upon a huge detached coral reef — the first one to be found in the last 120 years.

This detached coral reef is more than 500 meters (1,640 feet) tall, according to the Schmidt Ocean Institute, the foundation facilitating the expedition. That’s about one and a half times as tall as the Eiffel Tower, or one and three-tenths as high as the Empire State Building.

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