The discovery of tiny but deadly jellyfish in Australian waters has delayed the filming of a Hollywood blockbuster and raised fears that the species is extending its range as a result of global warming.Friday, 30 March, 2007, 12:00am
A new recruit to a growing army of volunteers, Marilyn Bartels shines her torch into the dripping mangrove swamp in search of her prey.
'I find them repulsive. I caught three on my first outing,' she said, probing the darkness for Australia's most reviled alien invader - the cane toad.13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
The mining of uranium and the other minerals that are fuelling Australia's extraordinary commodities boom is taking place in some of the harshest terrain on the planet.
Miners have to contend with heat, dust, isolation and venomous snakes as they extract copper, gold, uranium, natural gas and oil from the desert.15 May 2006 - 12:00am
Australians are poised to take revenge on the much loathed cane toad - by turning the warty pests into liquid fertiliser. Cane toads were deliberately introduced to Queensland from South America in the 1930s to prey on a beetle that was devastating sugar cane plantations.10 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
Rough sex could decimate the numbers of one of Australia's most unusual and iconic animals. The Tasmanian devil, a dog-sized carnivore which earned its name for its spine-chilling howl and fearsome jaws, is being attacked by a mystery disease on its island home.4 Feb 2005 - 12:00am
A 78-year-old man has come forward with startling new claims that may finally resolve one of Australia's most controversial and enduring mysteries - the killing of baby Azaria Chamberlain by a dingo at Ayers Rock nearly a quarter of a century ago.
Full report - A85 Jul 2004 - 12:00am
Archaeologists say they may have finally solved one of Australian's biggest puzzles - how its giant prehistoric animals, collectively known as megafauna, were driven to extinction.2 Oct 2003 - 12:00am
Crocodile Hunter: Travelling The Dingo Fence
World, 9pm7 Jan 2003 - 12:00am
Man's Heritage: Citizen Cane Toad
Pearl, 8.30pm8 Aug 2002 - 12:00am
Three teenage brothers who live in Lantau are more than half way through a 4,700km Australian outback bicycle odyssey to raise money for charity.
The Beaton brothers - Brendan, 19, Craig, 17, and David, 15 - have passed Adelaide, about half way between Perth on the west coast and their final destination of Sydney on the east coast.6 Aug 2002 - 12:00am