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World Water Day: Droughts Across the Globe
Offbeat  (tags: Weather, Water, US, Australia, Pakistan, Kenya. World Water Day )

Ray
- 472 days ago - bbc.co.uk
People around the world will be encouraged to turn their taps off this Saturday to mark World water day. Four BBC correspondents explain the lack of water in their areas - in the US, Australia, Pakistan and Kenya.
Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: Rescued farm animals, kindness crusaders, Edgar’s Mission farm animal sanctuary, Victoria, Australia, visit nursing homes, bringing comfort and happiness, a goat, a chicken, a sheep, Dinella Aged Care Facility )

Julia
- 487 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
Many of us are familiar with the idea of therapy animals, particularly friendly dogs and cats who visit sick children or victims of abuse and neglect. However, dogs and cats are not the only domestic animals that can provide us humans with great comfort.
Port Macquarie's Grand Dame of the Gum Trees Dies
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, koala, Garage Girl, animals, obituary, Port Macquarie, Port Macquarie Koala Hospital )

Evelyn
- 492 days ago - portnews.com.au
Obit of a koala At 20 years of age, Garage Girl was one of the region's oldest koalas and a popular visitor to the treetops at St Thomas' Church, the fire station and court house
'World's First' Farmer Trial Over GM Crop Contamination Begins in Australia
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, Conflict, Court, Ecology, Food, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto )

Ray
- 509 days ago - rt.com
A landmark legal battle between two farmers over alleged GM contamination has started in the Western Australian Supreme Court. The case is expected to determine GM farmers' liability if their crops affect neighboring territories.
'World's Oldest Flamingo' Dies in Australian Zoo at 83
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, Adelaide Zoo, flamingo )

Ray
- 519 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A flamingo believed to be the oldest of its kind in the world has died at the age of 83 in Australia.
Rare Albino Kangaroo's Incredible Tale of Survival in the Australian Outback
Offbeat  (tags: outback, australia, wildlife, albino kangaroo, rare, survivor, courage )

Simone
- 584 days ago - smh.com.au
Lazing in the middle of a kangaroo mob just a half hour drive from city suburbs is a truly incredible tale of survival, rarely seen in the animal kingdom: an albino kangaroo that has survived beyond its perilous childhood
Poisonous Snake Refuses to Budge From Car Windscreen
Offbeat  (tags: snakes, venomous, dangerous, windscreen, Australia )

Giana
- 588 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Two Australian men get the fright of their lives when a highly venomous snake slithers onto the windscreen of their truck and refuses to budge
Oops: The U.S. Navy Accidentally Lost Four Bombs Over Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Offbeat  (tags: US Navy, lost, four bombs, Australia, barrier reef, scary, conservation, protection, security )

Giana
- 712 days ago - news.yahoo.com
"Have we gone completely mad?" Some things are made to be lost. Your house keys, naturally. Perhaps your phone, on an irresponsible night spent consuming an alcoholic beverage or several.
Eating Skippy: Why Australia Has a Problem With Kangaroo Meat
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Australia, kangaroo meat, alternative, beef, pork )

Ray
- 734 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Australians have an ingrained reluctance to eat their national emblem, but a number of chefs are now championing kangaroo meat as a delicious - and environmentally friendly alternative to beef and pork.
Giant, Fluorescent Pink Slugs Found on Mountain
Offbeat  (tags: environment, habitat, extinction, giant, slug, fluorescent, pink, mountain, volcano, Australia, animals, bizarre, interesting, news, off-beat, odd, protection, unusual, wildlife, world )

Janet
- 764 days ago - news.yahoo.com
It would seem to be something you'd see only in a cartoon or at a Phish concert, but according to park rangers in New South Wales, Australia, dozens of giant, fluorescent pink slugs have been popping up on a mountaintop there.
Australia Bans "Super Trawler" From Fishing for Two Years
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, super trawler, Australia )

CherAway
- 1026 days ago - greenerideal.com
It's a small victory for environmentalists around the world
Star Trails Over the Australian Outback By Photographer Lincoln Harrison
Offbeat  (tags: pictures, photos, environment, star trails, Australia )

CherAway
- 1083 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Australian photographer Lincoln Harrison spends hours with his camera set on a tripod in the Australian Outback trained on the night sky. He then joins hundreds of images of the foreground and the stars together to create magnificent star trail pictures
Dramatic Horse Rescue in Australia
Offbeat  (tags: news, interesting, world, australia, horse, rescuegoodnews, unusual )

Veljko
- 1221 days ago - cuteanimals4you.com
Astro the horse was saved after becoming engulfed in a mud 'like quicksand' on a beach in Geelong, south of Melbourne.
Australia's Elephant Weed Solution?
Offbeat  (tags: discussions, reports, wildlifes, elephants, reintroduction, australia )

Simone
- 1248 days ago - weeklytimesnow.com.au
ELEPHANTS could be the key to controlling grasses and reduce bushfire risks in Australia, an expert says. Professor David Bowman, from the University of Tasmania, said it was crazy idea but it was a thought
 

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