Australia

Environmental Extremes

This Is What Australia's Recycling Crisis Looks Like

In 2018 China stopped accepting our recyclable waste. We've been dumping it in landfill and stashing it in warehouses ever since.
Gavin Butler
Julian Morgans
2 days ago
Australia Today

A Seal Helped Police Pull Off a $1 Billion Drug Bust

A gang of international drug smugglers was thwarted when a disgruntled elephant seal cornered them on the beach, forcing their arrest.
Gavin Butler
9.13.19
climate change

Climate Change Is Turning Australia Into a Fiery Hellscape

A historic rainforest has been destroyed, and one fire in northeastern Australia has burned an area larger than Washington, D.C.
Tim Marcin
9.13.19
Australia Today

The Manus Island Detention Centre is Nearly Empty

There are just six asylum seekers and refugees left in the controversial offshore processing facility, with most of them being transferred to Port Moresby.
Gavin Butler
9.12.19
Australia Today

Farmer Jailed for Smuggling ‘Outstandingly Dangerous’ Batches of Garlic into Australia

Thousands of garlic bulbs imported under the guise of 'office supplies' could have contained the single biggest threat to Australian biosecurity.
Gavin Butler
9.11.19
food news

Massive BBQ Planned Next to Home of Vegan Who Sued Neighbors Over Meat Smells

More than 4,000 people have responded to the Facebook event saying that they'll be attending, and another 10,000+ say that they're interested.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.5.19
Australia Today

A Vegan Took Her Neighbours to the Supreme Court for Their Backyard Barbecues

"All I can smell is fish," said the Australian massage therapist, who is convinced her neighbours are grilling meats just to spite her.
Gavin Butler
9.4.19
Australia Today

Australian Farmers Are Developing Broccoli Pills to Reduce Organic Waste

It's thought that capsules containing an entire serving of vegetables could be the future of food.
Gavin Butler
9.3.19
News

One of Australia’s Most Expensive Police Cars Caught Fire After Being Parked on Some Grass

The $200,000 vehicle's state-of-the-art crime fighting technology somehow set fire to the grass, then itself.
Gavin Butler
8.30.19
Australia Today

Footage of an Australian Guy Fishing from a Drone Is Being Investigated by Authorities

It's not clear whether using a homemade drone to lift yourself into the air is illegal in Australia.
Gavin Butler
8.30.19
Australia Today

This Australian Scientist Is Sending Cancer Cells Into Space to See if They Survive

Experiments on Earth suggest that cancer cells are radically affected by near-zero gravity conditions.
Gavin Butler
8.29.19
Drugs

Here are Some of the Toxic Chemicals Being Found in Australian Ecstasy

From PMA to NBOMe, we rounded up the most common alternatives to MDMA being used in Australia.
Gavin Butler
8.28.19
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