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Scores of dead pilot whales found on Tasmanian beach in ‘confronting scenes’
Cause of mass stranding of 34 pilot whales on Freycinet Peninsula unclear as authorities say they are unable to remove carcasses

Rafqa Touma

30, Nov, 2023 @7:13 AM

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Native forest logging ban in Tasmania could save state $72m, pro-market thinktank says
Analysis recommends the government stop subsidising its forestry arm and generate carbon credits, a move likely to be opposed by industry and conservationists

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

29, Nov, 2023 @12:00 AM

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Climate protesters arrested at Port of Newcastle blockade – as it happened
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Caitlin Cassidy (now) and Stephanie Convery (earlier)

26, Nov, 2023 @8:16 AM

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Neil the 600kg seal stops Tasmanian woman going to work after taking nap in front of her car
Amber Harris woke to the sound of what she thought was somebody breaking into her car but found a tired southern elephant seal

Rafqa Touma

14, Nov, 2023 @6:34 AM

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Regional roads in dire state as Australian councils made to waste money on grants tribute signs: report
Grattan Institute says Australia’s regional roads are a ‘dangerous disgrace’ due to paltry federal funding

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

12, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Eric Abetz behind push to dump moderate Liberals, including Bridget Archer, party sources say
Veteran adviser criticises Tasmanian rightwing powerbroker’s ‘factional warfare’ to ‘blast Bridget out of the party’

Sarah Basford Canales and Amy Remeikis

08, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Tasmanian salmon farms could face restrictions to save endangered fish
Tanya Plibersek tells state she may reconsider approvals because of ‘catastrophic’ impact on Maugean skate

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

06, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Spectacular aurora australis turns night sky hot pink from Tasmania to Western Australia
People around Australia were lucky to catch the southern lights in their maximum stage on Monday night

Tory Shepherd

06, Nov, 2023 @6:41 AM

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Huge centuries-old tree being trucked through Hobart CBD prompts calls for logging law reform
Environmentalists want Tasmanian government to follow Victoria and WA and end native forest logging

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

30, Oct, 2023 @6:32 AM

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Australia’s road toll increased 4.6% in past 12 months, new data shows
Highest increase was in South Australia, where road deaths were 28.4% higher in the 12 months to September than the previous year

Cait Kelly

29, Oct, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Imagine more dragons: US biotech firm aims to breed tiny Australian lizard that is near extinction
Colossal Biosciences, which is behind bid to bring back Tasmanian tiger, teams up with Melbourne Zoo to save 15cm reptile

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

24, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Thousands attend pro-Palestine protests across Australia
Protesters marched through the Sydney CBD on Saturday after police green-lit the event, with similar rallies held in Perth, Hobart and Brisbane

Ben Doherty Natasha May and AAP

21, Oct, 2023 @4:30 AM

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