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February 5, 2023

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Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

Other News

Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park reopens

Just off the road between Alstonville and Ballina, the spectacular Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park has re-opened, bigger and better, after an injection of funding and lots of hard work from dedicated volunteers.

We’ve had the rain bomb, is a fire bomb next?

We had the Black Summer fires and then the floods and NSW Farmers says time is running out to prevent more mass bushfires at the end of this year.

The greater good

Byron Council has ratified the International Charter of Human Rights, complete with fine legal minds that developed a Charter...

V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.

Edjamakashun pledges from NSW election candidates

NSW election candidates make their case for improving poor education standards  With Labor think tank, The McKell Institute, outlining a...

Old ANZ Mullum

The old ANZ Bank building on Burringbar Street in Mullum is now a bathhouse; such yuppy city indulgence to...

Sapoty Brook, Main Arm

Hilary Bain’s well intentioned article encouraging seed saving, promising acclimated seeds for everyone, seems to ignore national migration – the hungry hordes from the cities decending on our quaint little shire. I am envisaging sweet vegans facing up to marauding Hells Angel-like gangs, ‘But they’re my seeds!’

Of course Hilary and I would also prefer to ignore the sudden threshold of species death that applies to plants as much as humans.

When some combination of temperature, and dryness or humidity, non-linearly overwhelms the physiology, a whole species of food or predator suddenly collapses irreversibly.

We must avoid placing all our seeds under one band-aid. Too much focus on mitigation is a path to palliation. Our best chance of survival is the uncompromising path of rapid environmental restoration, and the obliteration of the fossil fuel industry. Otherwise life on Earth could make the cold poisonous soils of Mars feel like paradise.

Extinction Rebellion needs everyone, and every part of everyone.

Right now, this week, when you have finished reading The Echo, you and friends can take a break, drive to Varsity Lakes, and catch a train to Brissy.

Come and stand beside us in non-violence to awaken arguments that can lead us to restore our beautiful World.


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