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Fisherman Survives Crocodile Attack at Australian Resort

by Libby Zay. Posted Mar 10th 2011 12:30 PM
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Molly Ebersold, Wikimedia Commons

A man is recovering from a crocodile attack in an Australian hospital after the reptile lunged at him and tried to drag him into a creek while he was fishing at a resort in northern Queensland.
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Cassowaries Cause Killer Bird Warning in Australia

by Libby Zay. Posted Feb 18th 2011 01:00 PM

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A warning has been issued for locals and tourists in Mission Beach, Australia to stay away from cassowaries, dangerous birds that are hunting for food after their habitat was destroyed by Cyclone Yasi.
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Queensland OK for Travel, Despite Floods, Cyclone

by Lauren Fritsky. Posted Feb 3rd 2011 05:30 PM
Queensland flooding

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With cyclone Yasi hitting Queensland a little less ferociously than expected, considering it came on the heels of some headline-making floods, travelers are questioning whether any area of the Australian state is safe for travel.
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To Go or Not To Go? - Controversial Destinations

by Douglas Wright. Posted Jun 8th 2010 12:14 PM

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There's always a dilemma about traveling to an endangered destination. Whether it's the threat of global climate change, commercial enterprise or sightseer wear and tear, your conscience might stop you from buying your ticket. But for those who decide to fulfill their dream of experiencing a natural wonder like the Antarctic or the remnants of an ancient civilization like Angkor Wat, there are ways to ensure a visit will inject some much-needed cash into the local economy, as well as being low-impact.

Here is our selection of the world's most endangered places, along with eco-friendly tour companies and locally owned accommodations dedicated to the preservation of these threatened world treasures.
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Deadliest Swim Vacations

by Aefa Mulholland. Posted May 18th 2010 04:30 PM
Everyone wants to hit the water for summer vacation. But there are plenty of places where you should think twice before taking a dip -- it might be your last. The water may look fine, but there are dangers underwater and on the surface. After 2010's succession of shark, jellyfish, and crocodile attacks, travelers wanting to cool off this summer would be wise to take extra care in these locations. Read on for the most dangerous waters in the world.
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