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Northern Rivers Food Harvest food trail will return in 2021!

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, to be held on the weekend of 1–2 May 2021, is guaranteed to be a very Northern Rivers experience, reflecting and celebrating the distinctive provenance of our region’s food. The Trail will offer lots of wonderful eating and drinking experiences; being jam-packed with our most-acclaimed restaurants, producers, farmers and growers.

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$1500 council fee rebates for farmers

NSW Farmers commends the NSW Government on its delivery of a rebate scheme for NSW and local government fees and charges, following its $500 million commitment in the State Budget last year.

Man charged with assault after death at Coffs Harbour

A man will face court today charged with assault as inquiries continue into the death of a man at Coffs Harbour after an altercation on Saturday.

HuskeeSwap launches in Lennox

An exciting initiative to keep coffee cups out of landfill launched in Lennox Head yesterday. Ballina Shire Council is backing the HuskeeSwap program with free coffees at different cafes in Lennox this week, for coffeeholics keen to try a new solution to a growing problem.

Methane: the breakfast of champion trees

A research study lead by Southern Cross University scientists has discovered an unlikely microscopic ally in the battle to reduce the amount of methane gas in the atmosphere.

Peter Olson, Goonengerry

Global warming means the end of one civilisation and the beginning of a new and different one.

What people don’t realise, is that the amount of global warming produced by 200 years of emissions at the current rate could, in fact, be produced in just two or three years!

The temperature of the Arctic Sea has been zero for the last 100,000 years and that has kept the Arctic Sea floor frozen. It has kept trapped thousands of gigatons (Gt) of ancient methane, under the sea floor. But now the Arctic Sea is warm and so the Arctic Sea floor is thawing.

When that sea floor thaws, published studies suggest that a release of 50Gt of methane from the sea floor per annum will commence.

For the first 20 years after that, those 50Gt of ancient methane would have about 70 or 80 times greater warming effect than all the greenhouse gases released in 2018.

This 50Gt of methane per annum release would continue each and every year. So in just a two-year period the global warming effect could equate to 160 years of greenhouse gas production at 2018 levels.

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