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
Andrew Darby The Red Cross has attempted to ease fears regarding potential victims of the Tasmanian bushfires amid continuing media claims of concerns for up to 100 missing people.
Andrew Darby Japanese whalers appear to have abandoned their Antarctic hunt, with Sea Shepherd activists saying they are tracking the fleet as it steams away from the Southern Ocean.
Andrew Darby CONSERVATIONISTS tried to halt a new attempt by the Japanese whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru to refuel as a military icebreaker reached the conflict off the Australian Antarctic Territory.
Andrew Darby Japanese whalers are angrily renewing demands for action to restrain Sea Shepherd activists after what was claimed to be sabotage of refuelling operations off the Australian Antarctic Territory.
Andrew Darby JAPANESE whalers are angrily renewing demands for action to restrain Sea Shepherd activists after what was claimed to be sabotage of refuelling operations off the Australian Antarctic Territory.
Andrew Darby Japanese whalers say Sea Shepherd is sabotaging their refuelling operations in Antarctica.
Andrew Darby The shaggy tea-trees on Rock Island are still there: exactly the same trees, little changed in a generation.
Andrew Darby Hot, dry and windy conditions have sparked a fresh spate of bushfires threatening homes in Tasmania.
Andrew Darby A DIPLOMATIC headache is developing for the federal government as ground is laid for the wanted Sea Shepherd leader, Paul Watson, to come ashore in Australia.
Andrew Darby Former Greens leader Bob Brown has been appointed a director of Sea Shepherd Australia in a bid to ensure the safety of the anti-whaling group's leader, Paul Watson.
Andrew Darby, Nick Ralston AT LEAST 80 homes have been lost and one man is feared killed by a bushfire that swept down onto the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, less than 60 kilometres from Hobart, in catastrophic conditions.
Andrew Darby A bushfire that tore through the Tasmanian town of Dunalley on Friday has burned on to spread and take dozens more properties.
Andrew Darby The fire that came for Dunalley brought a dark rhythm with it.
Andrew Darby, Hobart and Adrian Lowe Most of the nearly 100 people feared missing in bushfires in Tasmania have been accounted for and no deaths have been recorded so far, police say.
Andrew Darby, Dunalley, Tasmania Prime Minister Julia Gillard underscored the dangers facing Australia this summer from climate change as she saw Tasmanian bushfire ruins, and warned people to expect more.
Andrew Darby The former Greens leader will be at the helm of this season's Antarctic campaign against Japanese whalers.
Andrew Darby POLICE have discounted media claims that up to 100 people are missing victims of the Tasmanian bushfires.
Andrew Darby More than 300 people are homeless as a result of the Tasmanian bushfires, according to the state government.
Andrew Darby, Sommers Bay, Tasmania Malcolm Battersby shook his head, still amazed that he could sit on the deck of his little Tasmanian shack, while around him his friends' homes were gone.
Andrew Darby A final deal that should end the generation-old Tasmanian forest wars has been signed, protecting more than 500,000 hectares of native forest.