Environment

Andrew Darby

Andrew Darby is the Hobart correspondent for Fairfax Media. His focus is on Australia's interests south of 40 Degrees South - Tasmania, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. He is the author of the internationally published Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling

Trouble spot on the white continent: the Amundsen Sea

Trouble in Antarctica as glaciers undermined by warm water

Walk into your street today, and step out five metres along the footpath. Mark that spot, return tomorrow and step out an extra five metres. Do this every day, and you'll keep pace with warm sea water as it seeps under a West Antarctic glacier.

Australian officers investigate the illegal fisher Perlon in the Indian Ocean.

Last catch for polar pirates

Some of the last Antarctic pirate fishers have been dealt a $A2.4 million further blow, as authorities take a stranglehold over their chase for toothfish "white gold".

Healthy captive Tasmanian devils take a break.

Vaccine success against devil cancer

The long battle to save the Tasmanian devil from its deadly facial cancer is set to pass a vital milestone, with the first release into the wild of immunised animals.