Ocean lover Adam Western was sick of picking up Mentos mint wrappers from his favourite beach so he decided it was time somebody challenged the global confectionery company.
A search for submerged shipping containers in the North Sea leads maritime historians to the find of a century — a 1540 shipwreck that holds clues about the transition from medieval boats to the Dutch golden age.
A population of eastern quolls in Mulligans Flat Sanctuary near Canberra has reared enough teenagers that they are being caught and transferred to a breeding program at Mt Rothwell in Victoria.
It is one of Australia's rarest birds, but conservationists say Hunter Valley habitat crucial to the breeding and survival of the regent honeyeater is currently zoned for industrial development and urgently needs protecting.
Of the 67 eastern bettongs released into the wild near Canberra 18 months ago, none have survived, but researchers say the program was still a success because it saw the first wild joeys born in 100 years.
Animal activist group PETA faces a backlash over tweets accusing Google of dangerously "fawning" over the late conservationist Steve Irwin, with the organisation accused of "dragging a beloved dead man's name through the mud" for publicity.
The search engine's home page logo is replaced with an illustration of the Australian conservationist holding a crocodile, the first of a series depicting Irwin's adventures as an animal rights activist, showman and family man.
The white lemuroid possum of Far North Queensland's tropical mountains doesn't sweat because it's never needed to cool its body before. Now harsher heatwaves are forcing it to higher elevations and it is at risk of becoming Australia's first animal to become extinct due to man-made climate change.
Some Aboriginal elders have given their support for a mining operation on Lake Torrens in the Flinders Rangers, which holds a sacred place in Dreamtime legend.
Exporting more pest animals as meat overseas could help in the fight against invasive species, which have been labelled the single greatest threat to Australia's native flora and fauna, experts say.