There has been much uninformed criticism of the WA cull. Similar culling practices already occur in NSW and Queensland. But the EPA also gets it wrong. The EPA boss says that public opinion is irrelevant to issues of environmental protection a statement that is entirely false. In fact the way most environmental protection measures are [...]
Two tragedies were narrowly avoided in Australia over the past couple of weeks, ostensibly through the use of alcohol to treat poisonings, one in a dog, and another in a human. A few weeks ago, Rod Sommerville of Yeppoon, Queensland,...Show More Summary
Steve Irwin’s longtime cameraman Justin Lyons is speaking out for the first time since a giant stingray killed the Crocodile Hunter in shallow water while filming in a Queensland reef eight years ago. Lyons spoke with Australia’s Studio...Show More Summary
On Friday, March 7 there were two tropical lows located east and west of Queensland, Australia. Those lows organized and intensified into Tropical Cyclone Gillian and Hadi and were caught together in one amazing image from NASA's Aqua satellite. Show More Summary
On Friday, officials announced that the Australian state of Queensland was in the midst of the most widespread drought on written record, with over 80% of its territory desperate for water. While drought is common in the region, it’s never before been so
As almost 80 percent of Queensland is declared in drought, UN officials speak out about extreme weather and climate change. The post UN Officials Speak Out On Climate Change As Australian Drought Deepens appeared first on ThinkProgr...
Queensland Environment Minister Andrew Powell, using facts, takes apart Greens Senator Larissa Waters, using overheated rhetoric. Here’s two…
These are the photos from a battle between a python and a crocodile near Lake Moondarra in western Queensland, Australia. Apparently the battle went on for hours, with the python eventually choking the crocodile out, then swallowing it. Show More Summary
There are two developing areas of tropical low pressure that lie east and west of Queensland, Australia. System 96P and System 98P, respectively. The MODIS instrument that flies aboard both NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites captured images of both tropical trouble-makers as each satellite passed overhead on March 7. read more
Wouldn’t you like to be a Friend to Joey? Adam Cox of Wakaleo Animal Channel sent these photos and video in, and explains, “I recently took a trip to North Queensland, Australia because I heard they had some rare species in care. These are Tree Kangaroo Joeys! These guys are super elusive in the wild […]
While driving late at night on a dark wet road near the Hinze Dam, the driver swerves to miss an 8ft hairy man trying to cross the road ahead. The car impacts the creature, and spins into a dirt embankment. As he reversed, there was a loud 'Bang' on the back of the car sounding like it had been hit. Nothing further was seen. Cost to the car was $3,000.
Guest blogger: Niles Elvery – Manager Public Access, Queensland State Archives March this year represents the 60th anniversary of the tour of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; the first reigning monarch to visit Australia. An extensive trip, it was the first visit to use air travel and included 33 flights, 130 [...]
Another totally unacceptable safety breakdown at the remote Queensland outback town of Moranbah has appalled Virgin Australia and the ATSB. On Wednesday 5 March one of Virgin’s ATR turbo-props landed at the airport to discover the runway occupied by the “aerodrome safety car’”. It managed to stop safely. In its notification of a serious [...]
So Lake Moondarra, Queensland, has got crocodile-eating snakes? Well that’s nothing, because the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in De Leon Springs, Florida, has Alligator-eating otters. Yes, those adorable slippy-slidey creatures that are hands down the best part of a trip to the zoo just became NIGHTMARE FUEL. Show More Summary
Former Queensland Transport Minister Rachel Nolan (whose argument for privatisation I discussed here) has a piece in the Brisbane Times attacking the Electrical Trades Union (disclosure: I produced a report on electricity privatisation for the Victorian branch of the union). The headline is “The ETU is nobody’s friend“, and that pretty much sums up the […]
(Credit: Karoli) University of Queensland reef researcher Ove Hoegh-Guldberg said the world heritage site was at a turning point.
The incident was captured on camera by author Tiffany Corlis at Lake Moondarra in Queensland, Australia. The snake - thought to be python measuring around 10ft - constricted the crocodile to death, before dragging it to shore and eating it.
If you ever wanted to have a big pet snake, this scary viral video captured in Queensland, Australia might make you think
Apparently, the brains behind the world's newest underwater hotel haven't learned what pitfalls other similar projects have battled to make their dream come true. Nor have they seemed to give much thought to the environmental impact of their project. Show More Summary