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A pod of whales stranded on a beach in Macquarie Harbour on the rugged west coast of Tasmania. Photograph: Brodie Weeding/AFP via Getty

More pilot whales were found stranded on an Australian coast on Wednesday, raising the total to almost 500 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded(...)

 A rescuer stands next to a stranded pilot whale at Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania, Australia where more than 270 whales have been stranded. Photograph: Brodie Weeding/EPA

Rescuers were trying to refloat hundreds of whales stranded on a sandbar off the remote west coast of the Australian island of Tasmania on Tuesday, ho(...)

‘Not knowing when I’ll next get home next is heartbreaking. I’m missing family and close friends more than ever’ - Grace Walsh in her office in Tasmania

Grace Walsh left her urban life in Dublin in 2015 to run a farm in Tasmania/Lutrawita with her partner, and to work in community development.  H(...)

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has a video conversation about the coronavirus and climate change  at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm on Tuesday. Photograph: Jessica Gow/EPA

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has called for a combined effort to tackle coronavirus and the climate crisis, saying the 50th anniversary of Earth Da(...)

Philip Lynch emigrated to Australia in 1983.

Here in Tasmania foreboding and wariness is permeating everywhere. Terms like self-isolation and social-distancing have effortlessly slid into everyda(...)

Waris Ahluwalia in the 2007 Wes Anderson movie, The Darjeeling Limited

Real-life adventures Wild (2014) Cheryl Strayed decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail to face her demons, and her memoirs were turned into this upl(...)

‘Eóghan will be the last wombat I hand raise before I head home to Ireland, for good’. File photograph: iStock/Getty

Sitting here on the verandah looking out over the forest and rising moon, that recent drop of rain has the place looking a bit green, which is unusual(...)

Philip Lynch with his wife Jane and daughter Molly in their home in Tasmania.

I’d hoped that last time would be our last time, and yet, here we are about to break bread with them again. Some friendships seem to age well, while o(...)

The fire service in Batemans Bay, New South Wales on Tuesday as Australia’s wildfire crisis intensified. Photograph: Mark Graham/Bloomberg.

Two more people died, five others were missing feared dead and thousands were evacuated to beaches as Australia’s most devastating wildfire season on (...)

The remains of a car  destroyed by bushfires sits near a home in the town of Balmoral on Monday  in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Getty

An Australian volunteer firefighter died on Monday and two others suffered burns after their truck rolled over when it was hit by extreme winds amid (...)

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