Environment

Thu 17 May 2018

What if octopuses really are alien?

What if octopuses really are alien?

OCTOPUSES are weird. This is not just because they look odd. It’s not because they’re disturbingly smart. It’s because they have a strange power. And that could...

‘Brilliant, depressing’ National Geographic cover goes viral

‘Brilliant, depressing’ National Geographic cover goes viral

THE June cover of National Geographic is being widely shared online — but not for the usual reason.

Hawaii on red alert for ‘major eruption’

Hawaii on red alert for ‘major eruption’

A RED alert has been issued for Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, which geologists say could now have a major devastating eruption at ‘any time’.

Tue 15 May 2018

One-eyed koala released back into wild

One-eyed koala released back into wild

SHEREE the one-eyed koala is back in her home habitat after a short stay at Australia Zoo.

Whale watch: Ocean giants spotted south of Mackay

Whale watch: Ocean giants spotted south of Mackay

Whale enthusiasts should have their eyes peeled as migration begins early

Mon 14 May 2018

Paradise six times the size of Sydney CBD to be wiped

Paradise six times the size of Sydney CBD to be wiped

A PLAN to destroy 2000 hectares of pristine Queensland forest has been given the green light. The consequences could be catastrophic.

A new procedure is saving more turtles

A new procedure is saving more turtles

Turtle release rates have gone up.

Sun 13 May 2018

Appeal to keep dunes pesticides free

Appeal to keep dunes pesticides free

GROUP has called out to locals to commit to becoming land carers and keep the dunes weed free.

Sat 12 May 2018

Chopper rescue for man left stranded near top of Mt Warning

Chopper rescue for man left stranded near top of Mt Warning

WESTPAC Helicopter deployed to rescue a man stranded on the top of Mt Warning.

Fri 11 May 2018

Family pet maimed by fox trap hidden in sand

Family pet maimed by fox trap hidden in sand

VINCE Della Croce's beloved dog Harvee was lucky to escape without serious injury after being caught in a fox trap.

Thu 10 May 2018

Plant a tree in honour of your mum

Plant a tree in honour of your mum

FESTIVAL director celebrates his mum by planting trees.

Tue 8 May 2018

Infected hive ground zero unclear

Infected hive ground zero unclear

Another sample sent to Biosecurity Queensland from Mackay hive

Fri 4 May 2018

Australia leads world in shameful statistic

Australia leads world in shameful statistic

AUSTRALIA’S most unique and vulnerable species could suffer a silent extinction thanks to a government decision, researchers say.

Thu 3 May 2018

Wild weather: Icy cold front set to hit

Wild weather: Icy cold front set to hit

PARTS of Australia have been relishing in warm sunny weather, but that’s about to change. Fast. Rain, damaging winds and snow are forecast.

Wed 2 May 2018

Coal battle: Judge sends $900m New Acland plan back to court

Coal battle: Judge sends $900m New Acland plan back to court

Three main issues as long-running coal expansion gets another chance

Tue 1 May 2018

Bridge-builders felt 'helpless' when Jones spoke

Bridge-builders felt 'helpless' when Jones spoke

Potential $4.8m defamation mega-trial told family felt powerless

Man's quest to clean the world, one road at a time

Man's quest to clean the world, one road at a time

AYDAN Wyse is a man on a mission - the man responsible for all the yellow bags full of rubbish locals see on the side of the road around the Byron Shire.

Sun 29 Apr 2018

Photo’s shock disqualification

Photo’s shock disqualification

IT WAS an image that won a prestigious wildlife photography competition, until one sharp-eyed viewer noticed something was not quite as it seemed ...

Sat 28 Apr 2018

Big change coming to Aussie products

Big change coming to Aussie products

THE government has made a huge commitment to eliminate landfill-found packaging in all Australian products by 2025.

Photos show Australia’s solar revolution

Photos show Australia’s solar revolution

AERIAL shots show the incredible transformation taking place on people’s roofs across Australia.

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