When John Young claimed in 2013 to have found an elusive bird that had not been seen in more than a century, he became a hero among bird watchers, but his latest fieldwork has been found to be unreliable.
They're not political animals, but the plight of the state's iconic koalas will figure in Saturday's election. This is what the major parties have in store for the great forests and koala habitats of NSW if they win.
Whales were once so abundant in the river system of Hobart, residents of the 19th-century town would complain they were being kept awake at night — but once hunting began, it would not take long for all that to change.
Of the 67 eastern bettongs released into the wild near Canberra 18 months ago, none have survived, but researchers say the program was still a success because it saw the first wild joeys born in 100 years.
Some plastic had been inside the emaciated Cuvier's beaked whale long enough for it to begin to calcify, with the marine biologist who examined the carcass saying it is the most plastic he has seen ingested by an animal.
When the wind blows a certain way in the small Tasmanian town of Longford, the odours from the local abattoir and sewage treatment plant combine, leaving locals sickened and rushing to fill out their "pong survey".
Boorowa farmer, David Marsh, began his journey into regenerative agriculture in the 1980s, after a drought brought him to the edge of ruin. He began adopting regenerative practices in 1999, increasing the amount of native vegetation and tree coverage on his property from just 3 per cent to 20 per cent.