The Amazon Rainforest is one of 28 sites picked as finalists in a global poll to name the New Seven Wonders of Nature, conducted by the Swiss nonprofit New7Wonders Foundation. The Brazilian Amazon, pictured here, harbors 40 percent of all remaining tropical rainforest, playing a vital role in global biodiversity and in protecting the earth's climate.
Overlong drama set in the 1930s Outback earns epic tag for all the wrong reasons.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the gesture will remove a "blight on the nation's soul."
Some owners set them loose instead of bringing them to crocodile refuges. But the pet trade helps wild crocs, too.