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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...

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 7 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 7 April, 2021

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...

Brunswick Heads surf lifesaver wins gold 

Brunswick Heads surf lifesaver Paul ‘Punchy’ Davis won gold in the 600m paddle board race

Kingscliff RPA bringing it all back home

One of the Tweed Shire’s oldest residents’ associations is celebrating a long-awaited return to the Kingscliff Community Hall.

Interview with DeeBee Bishop

Thirst is the story of Stan Adams, as told by Deebee Bishop. He was one of six housemates who lived with Stan in a broken-down share house when he’d walked away from his life to live rough. Decades later, Deebee tells the story.

Big swinging dicks

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After the tumultuous events of the past weeks regarding alleged sexual assaults within the Liberal Party and...
Scientists have discovered a beautiful planet which is overdosing on water spiked with acid, and risking violent conflict on a crystal methane ice meltdown. They have named the planet ‘Earth’.
​The Permian-Triassic extinction​ ​demonstrated that after a major extinction event lasting ten thousand years, it takes about ten million years to evolve life’s diversity again (eg.). 
 
Massive methane emissions from the ocean floor triggered by carbon dioxide heat trapping, or volcanic activity, create the extreme sudden hot climate changes that drive ten-thousand-year mass extinctions.

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The next ten thousand years is the most important ten thousand years in the next ten million years.

The next ten years will determine whether we have a chance to avoid near-term massive methane emissions. The next ten years is the most important ten years in the next ten thousand years.
This December, in Paris, the world’s governments will decide on the carbon emissions for at least the next ten years. What happens on the world’s streets and corridors of power in the next two months will determine the future of the Earth.

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The next two months is the most important two months in the next ten years, ten thousand years, and ten million years.

For the sake of life on Earth we must not let any thing, or any one, stand in the way of making our voices heard.
Every major city in the world is planning to demonstrate that the will of the people is above the will of the corporations. We need to share transport to join the people in the cities. Take note: Join the people in Brisbane on Saturday November 28 (organised by the AYCC).
Do we want Tony Abbott’s future, with collapsing food supplies and hundreds of millions of climate refugees? Or shall we pressure governments to force corporations to produce what is need​ed​Now for the Earth?
Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby

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