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2010-03-17 10:31:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Empire Energy Corporation International (Empire) (OTC Bulletin Board: EEGC) announced on Wednesday, March 17th 2010 that the Director of Mines for Tasmania has publically advertised in Australia's Mercury and Examiner newspapers, his recommendation for the issuance of Exploration License 14/2009 to Empire's wholly owned subsidiary, Great South Land Minerals, Ltd.

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2010-03-11 07:30:22

A group of Australian archaeologists have discovered a 40,000-year-old tribal meeting ground that could be further south than any other ancient human habitat to date.

2009-09-16 06:08:52

A long-haired cat named Clyde was returned to his family Wednesday in Tasmania after turning up at the other end of Australia three years after he went missing. Television cameras recorded the reunion between the Himalyan and Katrina Phillips in the Derwent Valley near Hobart, The Tasmania Mercury reported.

2009-08-19 14:18:07

University of Tasmania scientists in Australia say they are using radio collars to study the social networking of Tasmanian devils to prevent their extinction. The researchers, led by Rodrigo Hamede, said the Tasmanian devil -- the largest marsupial carnivore in existence -- is being threatened with extinction from a unique infectious cancer known as devil facial tumor disease.

2009-08-19 09:00:00

A new study into the social networks of Tasmanian devils may help prevent the further spread of an extinction-threatening disease.

2009-08-11 13:04:09

Australian scientists along Tasmania's eastern coast report the highest winter water temperature ever recorded there -- more than 55.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The scientists from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization said the warming is due to a strengthening of the Leeuwin Current, which originates north of Australia.

2009-06-25 14:51:55

An official on Australia's Tasmania island says wallabies have been wandering into poppy fields and getting high as a kite from eating the plants. Tasmanian Attorney-General Lara Giddings told a parliamentary budget estimates committee in Hobart Tasmania is facing an increasing problem with wallabies going after their next fix, The Times of London Web site reported Thursday. The one interesting bit I found recently in one of my briefs on the poppy industry was that we have a problem with...

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2009-05-22 08:20:00

Australia's famed Tasmanian devil has been labeled endangered due to an infectious and lethal cancer, the government announced.

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2009-01-23 14:45:00

Wildlife officials said that more than 40 sperm whales have died after a pod of about 50 became stranded off southern Australia.

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2009-01-13 08:55:34

Scientists found that Tasmanian “tigers” may have gone extinct due to inbreeding and are considering resurrecting the Australian marsupials 70 years after they ceased to exist.


Latest Tasmania Reference Libraries

Telopea truncata
2014-10-14 11:32:45

Telopea truncata is a shrub or small tree species. The species may also be referred to commonly as the Tasmanian waratah. T. truncata belongs to the Proteaceae family. The plant can be found growing naturally only in Tasmania in Australia. The T. truncata species will typically grow to approximately 10 feet tall. The mulit-stemmed plant occasionally grows as a single stemmed plant, in which case it may grow as tall as 25 feet tall. The shrub blooms between November and February. The flower...

Tasmanian Tree Frog, Litoria burrowsae
2014-07-31 10:47:16

The Tasmanian Tree Frog (Litoria burrowsae) is a species of tree frog that is located on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia. The name King Tree Frog is also used regarding this species. As a moderately sized tree frog, the Tasmanian Tree Frog measures up to about 60 millimeters long. It can be a light green or dark brown on the dorsal surface. The brown form usually has some light brown patches and green flecks, while the green form frequently has light or dark brown patches. A thin...

Common Wombat, Vombatus ursinus
2013-09-27 10:45:36

The common wombat (Vombatus ursinus), also known as the bare-nosed wombat or the coarse-haired wombat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range includes Tasmania and the mountainous areas just south of Queensland, although it is declining in drier areas of its range. It was first described in 1800 by George Shaw and it holds three subspecies. The common wombat has a sturdy body, reaching an average length between 2.6 and 4.2 feet and a weight between 37.4 and 88.1...

Common Brushtail Possum, Trichosurus vulpecula
2013-09-23 13:56:03

The common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) is a species of marsupial that is classified within the Phalangeridae family. It can be found in Australia in a range that extends from northern, eastern, several eastern areas of Australia, Tasmania, and a number of islands like Barrow Island and Kangaroo Island. This species was introduced into New Zealand in 1840, where it has now become an abundant species. It prefers to reside in a variety of habitats including semiarid areas, forests,...

Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Perameles gunnii
2013-08-19 15:17:01

The eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) is a marsupial species that is classified within the Peramelidae family. It can be found in southeastern Australia in a range that includes Victoria and Tasmania. It reaches an average weight of less than 2.2 pounds and has a small tail. Its fur holds three or four bands on its hind body that are typically white in color. The eastern barred bandicoot is most active during the nighttime and is solitary in nature, excluding mothers and young....

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