Environment

Australia warns travelers to not bring in hitchhiking toads

May 11, 2017

Australian quarantine authorities have urged travelers through Asia to beware of hitchhiking amphibians after a passenger arrived at an airport with a dead Indonesian toad in his shoe

1 dead, 14 sickened in New Zealand typhoid fever outbreak

Apr 4, 2017

An outbreak of typhoid fever among a church community in New Zealand has caused one death and left at least 14 other people hospitalized, health authorities said

Crocodile attacks Aussie teen who jumped into river on dare

Mar 20, 2017

An Australian teen who was attacked by a crocodile after jumping into a crocodile-infested river on a dare is recovering from serious wounds to his arm

Australia to expand hydropower project to address shortages

Mar 16, 2017

Australia will put 2 billion Australian dollars into expanding a hydroelectric project in its latest measure to avoid looming gas and electricity shortages across the nation's densely populated southeast, the government said

Study: Stopping global warming only way to save coral reefs

Mar 16, 2017

A study of Australia's Great Barrier Reef shows that reducing pollution and curbing overfishing won't prevent the severe bleaching that is killing coral at catastrophic rates

More than 200 whales swim away after New Zealand stranding

Feb 12, 2017

Whale lovers in New Zealand got some good news after more than 200 stranded whales managed to refloat themselves overnight and swim away, while volunteers managed to save another 17 whales at high tide

New Zealanders refloat 100 pilot whales after 400 stranded

Feb 11, 2017

Volunteers in New Zealand have managed to refloat about 100 surviving pilot whales and are hoping they will swim back out to sea after more than 400 of the creatures swam aground at a remote beach

Military wants lawsuit over Mariana Islands proposal tossed

Jan 24, 2017

The U.S. military is seeking to have a federal lawsuit challenging its plans to expand operations on the Mariana Islands dismissed

Man taken by crocodile while wading across Australian river

Jan 20, 2017

Police says a 47-year-old man has been killed by crocodile while crossing a flooded river in northern Australian wilderness

2016 was hottest year ever recorded in New Zealand

Jan 9, 2017

Unusually warm winds and seas helped make last year the hottest ever recorded in New Zealand

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