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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Rangers close roads reluctantly as snow falls in Namadgi National Park

John Thistleton ACT Parks and Conservation rangers protect snow-covered ground from four-wheel drivers.

Imported bees face quarantine test to quell biosecurity fears

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John Thistleton The first queen bees to arrive in Australia in seven years are expected to bring significant benefits and risks to the bee industry.

Fear wasp outbreaks could shut reserves

Dr Philip Spradbery from XCS Consulting inspecting a european wasp nest that was found in the James Turrell installation Within Without at the National Gallery of Australia.

John Thistleton ACT Parks and Conservation is stepping up research into the prolific wasp and any links with climate change.

Study fires extinction debate

Eastern grey kangaroo with the baby kangaroo.

John Thistleton Of all the things that could have wiped out giant animals in Australia's south-east, climate change wasn't one of them.

Beached as: fish out of water on the coast

Beached fish at South Durras.

John Thistleton Hundreds of bait fish have washed ashore mysteriously on the main beach at South Durras.

Fears for property prices after green boom busts

Mary Ann Robinson

John Thistleton Harry Robinson keeps a firm rein on his stallion Trump. The Australian stock horse is in high spirits in the Illalong hills west of Yass where Banjo Paterson grew up.

Resourceful possums toast to Australia Day

A brushtail possum enjoys some toast in a Canberra home on Australia Day.

John Thistleton Ah, life in the bush capital on Australia Day.

After law change, conservationist fears a shot in the park

John Perkins, a member of Friends of Durras and a NSW National Parks volunteer, with a Strangler Fig tree in the Murramarang National Park, near Pebbly Beach.

John Thistleton As thick and seemingly as sinister as pythons, this strangler fig's roots sprawl 50 metres across the forest floor in Murramarang National Park, in a silent, relentless fight for sunlight, water and...

Unlocking the secrets of mysterious Lake George

Sailing on Lake George in 1961.

John Thistleton The Australian National University is embarking on the most comprehensive study yet of Lake George's mysterious water levels, as well as its archaeological, indigenous and European history.

Researchers confirm first 'fire tornado' during 2003 bushfires

2003 bushfire pics for Grant

John Thistleton Canberra researchers say they have confirmed the first case of a fire tornado from analysis of evidence collected during the January 2003 Canberra fires.

Red alert for high risk of fires

Fire Management officer, Julian Davies, left with Training officer, Mick Ivill.

John Thistleton Two summers of unprecedented rain and unusually cool temperatures have left a large fuel load of grass and unburnt forest areas in and around Canberra.

Solar energy certificates 'can be withdrawn'

John Thistleton Renewable energy certificates not issued correctly can be withdrawn from the market, according to the Clean Energy Regulator.

Wind farm claims local supporters

John Thistleton Proponents of a $400 million, 68-turbine wind farm at Collector say most of the village residents support the project, which has moved a step closer to approval.

One frosty sunrise at the zoo...

A giraffe in the morning light

John Thistleton As a red pander shrugs off a sleepy night with a brisk shake of her coat, a dingo, two De Brazza monkeys and three white lions face the early morning sunlight.

Flooding ravages northern towns, claims life in NSW

Floods

Nino Bucci and John Thistleton Victoria's north faces multimillion-dollar damage bills as floodwaters continue to rise.

Murrumbidgee continues to rise as floods claim man's life

Araluen Creek

John Thistleton, Debra Jopson Emergency evacuations were under way across large parts of Wagga Wagga last night as the Murrumbidgee River threatened to reach a flood peak of 10 metres, following the death of a man in associated...