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Humpback whale’s unlikely comeback

The fate of the mighty humpback whale is one of the great environmental success stories of our time. Once on the brink of extinction, numbers are now healthy. And Australia?s so called ?humpback highways? are crowded with these magnificent mammals. They?re also returning in force to remote and little-visited corners …

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Go here before it’s gone

Travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet is urging travellers to visit Tasmania before its wilderness is “compromised”. Picture: Tourism Tasmania Bathurst Harbour. IT’S incredibly sad to think some places on Earth will be wiped off the map. Unfortunately, due to climate change and human carelessness, some beautiful natural sites are …

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What’s so special about this photo?

Independence Hall. Picture: Robb1e AMERICA’S birthplace has been named the country’s first World Heritage City, putting it on par with Jerusalem, Cairo, Paris and other places recognised for their impacts on the course of human events. The Organisation of World Heritage Cities added Philadelphia in a vote earlier this month …

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Trick to seeing New York you should know

CityPASS is an economical way to see the sights of New York. Picture: iStock ON A recent holiday visit to the fabulously popular American Museum of Natural History in New York, our family’s first “discovery” was that the line was enormous. (“Umungous” in kidspeak.) Our kids had insisted on visiting …

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