Cougar attacks mountain bike riders in Washington state, killing one and injuring another

Cougar attacks mountain bike riders in Washington state, killing one and injuring another

Updated May 20, 2018 11:23:40 One man was killed and another was seriously injured when they encountered a cougar on Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state. Authorities said the two men were on a morning bike ride in the foothills near North Bend when the attack occurred. The cougar …

Tasmanian kids find new direction on mountain bike tracks

Tasmanian kids find new direction on mountain bike tracks

Posted May 19, 2018 14:06:30 Photo: Participants in Project Booyah line up for a bike ride. (ABC News: Tim Morgan) Related Story: From ghost town to boom town: How northern Tasmania is turning into a mountain biking mecca Related Story: What happens when a rural town becomes the mountain bike …

Cold reception for PM Turnbull during Cradle Mountain visit ahead of Braddon by-election

Cold reception for PM Turnbull during Cradle Mountain visit ahead of Braddon by-election

Updated May 16, 2018 14:46:21 A $30 million gift to Tasmania has been “under discussion for quite some time” and is not pork barrelling ahead of a by-election, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said. Mr Turnbull has made a flying visit to the hotly contested Tasmanian electorate of Braddon in …

North Korean nuclear test had energy of 10 Nagasaki bombs and moved mountain, geophysicists say – Science News

North Korean nuclear test had energy of 10 Nagasaki bombs and moved mountain, geophysicists say – Science News

An underground North Korean nuclear test in September last year exploded with 10 times the energy of the atomic bomb that exploded over Nagasaki in 1945. It also caused parts of the overlying mountain peak to sink by half a metre and shift about 3.5 metres south. key points Key …

Mountain biking brings thousands of trail-riding enthusiasts to northern Tasmanian town

Mountain biking brings thousands of trail-riding enthusiasts to northern Tasmanian town

Posted April 21, 2018 10:09:37 Photo: Estimates say the economic impact of mountain biking on the Derby region is between $15 and $18 million dollars. (Facebook: Blue Mountain Derby Bike Trails) The Museum of Old and New Art — or MONA — triggered a stunning economic revival in southern Tasmania, …

Baby wombat takes ‘jockey’ ride on mother’s back at Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain

Baby wombat takes ‘jockey’ ride on mother’s back at Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain

Posted April 14, 2018 09:15:54 Photo: The images of the piggybacking wombats have sparked online interest in the US. (Supplied: Anja Boot) A bushwalker’s photo of a mother wombat with its baby clinging to her back has delighted and stunned wildlife experts, who say wombats — with their “little legs …

Commonwealth Games: Best seats are free at the mountain biking

Commonwealth Games: Best seats are free at the mountain biking

Posted April 12, 2018 18:56:32 Photo: Australian cyclist Bec McConnell is cheered on by the crowd in the Nerang State Forest. (ABC Gold Coast: Lucy Murray) Mountain biking fans at the Commonwealth Games were treated to trackside viewing in the Nerang State Forest today. The action was so close spectators …

World record breakers kicking goals for gender equality, from up a mountain to below sea level

World record breakers kicking goals for gender equality, from up a mountain to below sea level

By Steve Wilson Posted April 07, 2018 17:53:16 Photo: EPF embarked on a 12-day trek through Jordan to raise awareness over gender inequality in sport. In the space of just 10 months a group of female footballers have gone from the top of the world to lower than any team …

Central Australia to offer world-class mountain bike tracks, for a price

Central Australia to offer world-class mountain bike tracks, for a price

Posted April 01, 2018 07:43:18 Photo: A plan is underway to develop a world-class mountain bike track in Central Australia. (Supplied: Alice Springs Mountain Bike Club) World-class mountain bike trails planned for Central Australia will cost riders $50 a day to use — a figure that left locals “gobsmacked”. Key …

Reporters turned mountain pepper farmers are on a potential path to prosperity

Reporters turned mountain pepper farmers are on a potential path to prosperity

Updated March 29, 2018 09:01:08 Photo: Tim Wimborne and Meraiah Foley are propagating mountain pepper plants on their property. (Supplied: Tim Wimborne) Related Story: Native bush food demand outstripping supply says industry Related Story: Harvesting of exotic Tasmanian mountain pepper underway Farming mountain pepper wasn’t what Tim Wimborne and Meraiah …