NT saltwater crocodiles are more carnivorous than their predecessors, research suggests

Scientists have a covered evidence that suggests the diet of saltwater crocodiles in the Northern Territory has shifted away from marine prey towards land-based animals, including feral pigs. Key points: Samples have shown contemporary crocs are bigger meat eaters than their recent ancestors Increased numbers of feral pigs on floodplains could explain the shift The … Read more

NT government referred to ICAC over its handling of fracking research contract in Beetaloo Basin

The Northern Territory government has been referred to the anti-corruption watchdog over its handling of a research contract examining environmental risks of fracking in the Beetaloo Basin. Key points: The referral to ICAC alleges the Northern Territory government overlooked a local research team in favor of an interstate company Scientists from Charles Darwin University believed … Read more