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A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

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Peace

Elimination by people-power voting is necessary to remove dictators from Russia, Israel, China, Iran, wannabe (again!) North Korea, to...

School holidays at the market

Victoria Cosford School holidays shouldn’t only be holidays for children. Parents too are entitled to a break in routine, the...

Northern Rivers rugby league underway for 2024

Senior rugby league got off to a good start for the 2024 season with Byron Bay, Ballina and Mullumbimby teams picking up competition points.

A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

We wonder why

Living in Byron Shire the majority of people continue to ask why is this organisation continuously letting this community...

Man saved by Marine Rescue NSW after vessel capsized on Bruns Bar

A rapid response by Marine Rescue Brunswick volunteers has saved a man’s life after his 4.9 metre boat rolled on Brunswick Bar this morning.

Need a dose of reality?

In 2011 Japanese with solar power sold 50 per cent more power to the grid than in 2010. They made $1.2 billion from their surplus electricity.

Nissan now has two energy-efficient cargo ships to transport its LEAF electric vehicles.

The ships have electronically controlled diesel engines and solar electricity that save thousands of tons of CO2 emissions yearly. Sails are next on the agenda for assisting cargo ships.

In the US wave and tidal power can realistically produce 15 per cent of energy needs by 2030 according to the Dept of Energy.

Last year was the ninth warmest since 1880. The highest annual average global surface temperature so far occurred in 2010. Around the world many food crops are affected by rising temperatures. Wheat will be particularly vulnerable according to a Stanford University scientist. He observed on satellite images that when the heat ramps up the wheat turns brown and stops growing.

You can watch a NASA video of how global surface temperature has changed since 1880 here: www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2011-temps.html.

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby


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What’s happening in the rainforest’s Understory?

Springing to life in the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens this April school holidays, Understory is a magical, interactive theatre adventure created for children by Roundabout Theatre.

Wallum urban development back in court

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Musicians and MLC support the save Wallum fight

As the drama unfolded between police and protesters at the Wallum Development in Brunswick Heads yesterday, people were drawn to the site by the red alerts sent out by the Save Wallum organisers.