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Keep coal in the ground: warning

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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police...

Thirteen students inducted into Tweed Youth Council

The Youth Council program hopes develop better relations between Council and Tweed’s young people, by encouraging a mutual respect, and providing opportunities to contribute to civic life in a constructive and meaningful manner.

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Not many people can attract a decent sized crowd to give what is essentially a maths lesson.

Bill McKibben, a journalist turned global leader of climate change campaigns, is an exception.

His message is blunt: to avoid dangerous climate change, the Earth’s temperature must not rise by more than two degrees.

To have any chance of achieving this goal – the planet has already warmed 0.8 degrees since the industrial revolution, no more than about 560 gigatons of carbon dioxide can be pumped into the atmosphere before mid-century.

But buried in Australia’s soils are coal reserves that, if dug up, sold and burned as fossil fuel companies plan, represent more than 150 gigatons of C02.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-campaigner-warns-of-burning-need-to-keep-coal-in-the-ground-20130603-2nm1u.html#ixzz2VC1Bi8OG

 


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