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Victorians left in the dark after wild storms, but a permanent fix to power outages could cost billions

More than a week after deadly storms tore through Victoria, knocking out power to more than half a million customers, the lights are still out in some hard-hit areas of the state.
A woman and three young boys sit under a tree.

Citizen scientists discover weird and wonderful creatures on WA coast

Experts say the WA-first sighting of a rare crab and photos of a strange anemone on Broome's beaches highlight the untapped wonders off Australia's coasts.
A creature with dozens of purple and white tentacles sitting on sand.

Record fox cull to give scientists fresh insight into the diet of Southern WA feral predators

Scientists from Murdoch University will analyse the stomach contents of feral foxes after West Australian farmers culled hundreds of animals near the Stirling Range.
Fox standing in green grass.

Researchers celebrate frog conservation win 'decades in the making' with high country release

Biologist Deon Gilbert says this month's Victorian release of 70 juveniles from a spotted tree frog breeding pool is incredibly heartwarming.

Tiny endangered turtle twins hatch from same egg in 1-in-3000 event amid efforts to save the species

When scientists discovered seven baby Bell's turtles in a batch of six incubated eggs in the NSW Northern Tablelands recently, they were initially stumped.
Two small turtles are laid next to their egg

Australian researchers' world-leading artificial heart began with a trip to the hardware store

Australian scientists are developing a long-term artificial heart, with the federal government announcing a grant of $50 million towards the revolutionary project.
Associate Professor Shaun Gregory hands holding his artificial heart device

'Do not move potentially contaminated material': Asbestos-contaminated mulch distributed to 12 businesses in ACT

WorkSafe ACT confirms mulch contaminated by bonded asbestos has been supplied to customers in the territory, and warns anyone who purchased '"cottage mulch" products between March 1, 2023 and February 19, 2024 not to distribute or disturb it.
Mulch particles being examined under a microscope.

Tasmanian Labor promises to scrap electricity connection fees if it wins state election

Tasmanian Labor says it will scrap electricity connection and disconnection fees if it wins next month's election. The state's network operator will bear the $4 million a year price tag.
An electricity tower, as seen from below, rises into a blue sky.

One in five dogs has been attacked by another, as owners share stories of roaming packs, illegal breeding

Fresh off the state's first pet census, Victorians share their stories of dog attacks, roaming packs on the street, and court appearances.
a bulldog sits sadly with a badly wounded head and stitches.

Dry weather delays Christmas Island crab migration

Authorities say "exceptionally dry" conditions have put a dampener on this season's migration, which normally sees the mass of red crabs blocking traffic.
Christmas island red crab migration

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