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April 18, 2021

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Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

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Byron and Ballina secure funds from Coastal and Estuary Grants

A coastal hazard assessment study and a coastal management program will be funded as the NSW Government announces over $100,000 for Byron and Ballina Shire Councils under the 2020-21 Coastal and Estuary Grants Program.

Byron Shire celebrates seniors during festival week

An action-packed program has been planned for the 2021 Byron Shire Seniors Festival with drumming, dancing, walking, yoga and laughing on the program.

Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

Beware of flood damage scams

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about opportunistic tradespeople trying to take advantage during the flood recovery process as the state gets back on its feet.

Exactly how was the ship stuck?

Peter Olson, Goonengerry It is well known that The Echo does not publish fake news, so since the Australian media...

Bayside, The Corso

Annie Radermacher, Brunswick Heads A clear description of the proposed development as presented to the public was of 37 boarding...

How we delude ourselves with suburban development, rail trails, NBN towers, whale watching, and community gardens.

Enormous plumes of methane are accumulating in the northern hemisphere and feeding heat increasingly into the arctic methane clathrate deposits. These sublimating deposits contain carbon equivalent to thirty times that which humanity has released since the start of the Industrial Revolution.

This implies that in one or more decades we are facing a global heat pulse estimated between five and sixteen degrees, resulting in the complete collapse of the human food chain and habitat. This is your impending death by starvation and is the real issue that every mind in our region should be focused on.

Those supporting the coal industry and sabotaging renewable energy and taking climate change off the G20 meeting agenda must be stripped of power and brought to justice on the charge of genocide or ecocide.

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby


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