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 Activists are calling for the release of two Australians detained aboard a Greenpeace icebreaker after armed Russian officers stormed it using helicopters and ropes.
Andrew Darby Conservationists in Tasmania have won a Federal Court action overthrowing the approval by former environment minister Tony Burke of a controversial mine in the Tarkine region.
Andrew Darby Justin Gleeson, SC, points to a gaping hole at the heart of Japan's 'scientific' program.
Andrew Darby Digital divide still being strongly felt in network's lauch town of Hobart.
Andrew Darby Japan's expert witness in the whaling case casts doubt on number of whales killed.
Andrew Darby Japan claims clear and indisputable legal right to determine alone how it will conduct its Antarctic scientific whaling, at the International Court of Justice.
Andrew Darby After decades of conflict, Tasmania's old growth forests have won protection on the World Heritage list.
Andrew Darby Australia's $20 million legal bid to end Japan's "research" whaling in the Antarctic is set to begin hearings against a determined defence led by a top Japanese official.
Andrew Darby Brave perhaps, but a nude winter solstice swim on a freezing Hobart morning was not art.
Andrew Darby A $44 million federal government bailout of struggling logging contractors has ended in anger.
Andrew Darby Moby Dick's descendants are in trouble. Sperm whales are failing to recover from whaling in Australia, 30 years after the great predators were last harpooned.
Andrew Darby An attempt by Western nations, including Australia, to build support for big Antarctic marine reserves has been rebuffed by the fishing powers.
Andrew Darby Tasmania's Director of Public Prosecutions, Tim Ellis, has been involved in a fatal car crash on the island's Midland Highway.
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 The shaggy tea-trees on Rock Island are still there: exactly the same trees, little changed in a generation.
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 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 A Sea Shepherd ship has been disabled and a tanker ship hit amid ice-strewn Antarctic waters in a clash with Japanese whalers.