Who’s the most dangerous man in America? Tough competition for sure, so let’s narrow it down to – who’s doing the most damage to America and the rest of the world?
The house is crowded. This old Lismore house is not open plan, happily defying trends that have seen the sensibilities of old Lismore buildings cut, lifted and gutted like vain socialites undergoing cosmetic surgery.
Could you live in the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back? Two guests at Byron Writers Festival this year have each survived for years in the wilderness, although the paths that led them there are very different.
I’ve been a feminist since I was 17. When people asked me why, I told them that I believed women needed to be equal to men. I told them that we lived in a patriarchal society where who we were was defined by what we were not: namely, we were not men.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts Australia’s slow start to the uptake of electric vehicles will quickly morph into a ‘fast finish’ – particularly after the key financial tipping point is reached in 2025.
Malcolm Turnbull has always regarded John Howard as some sort of political mentor. It was Howard who encouraged and promoted him, and Howard who talked him out of giving up when Tony Abbott beat him by one vote for the party leadership he regard as his birthright.
Haida Gwaii is a small island chain off the northwest coast of British Columbia. Archaeological evidence suggest ‘the islands of the people’ have been home to the Haida people for more than thirteen thousand years.
Australia is supposed to be a tolerant society that has room for all opinions and nobody should ever be silenced. I was therefore saddened to read last week that Mandy Nolan has been afraid to publicly discuss her decision to vaccinate her children.
The motorway, despite four lanes heading south, is jam-packed with vehicles. Traffic jam-packed. Beside me is a Mercedes sports, capable of 200km/hr, inching along in first gear.
Matt Damon spotting is becoming a bit like whale watching around here. In fact I’ve seen Matt three times this year already and haven’t seen one whale. It’s weird seeing famous people – it’s hard to have a natural conversation.
A new report by Environmental Justice Australia finds that if Australia’s export credit agency, EFIC, funds Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine, it would expose its directors to significant legal and political risk.
It may be sheer fantasy, wishful thinking. But in the last week the torpor of politics appeared to lift a little; there were signs that progress might not be stalled forever in the coalition party room in Canberra.
The period of killings, murders and massacres of Indigenous Australians as the British settlers took their land is often known as the Frontier Wars. This year marks 180 years since the first, and only, white settlers were held to account for the killing of Indigenous Australians.
As winter comes and you’re out collecting firewood in the Gondwanan forests of the northern rivers you may meet the Northern Rivers Funnel Web (Hadronyche formidablis) aka the Northern Tree Funnel Web.
I hate that sign. It’s what’s wrong with contemporary society. And it’s the second one I’ve come across tonight as I cruise the backroad through the caldera towards my tribal lands on the crater’s southern rim.
If Shakespeare wrote a play to sum up the underlying angst of Mullumbimby, his first line would be ‘To Vax or not to Vax. That is the question.’ I vax.
A record amount of solar capacity and renewable power was installed across the world in 2017 – as the cost of both wind and solar became competitive with fossil fuels – but it still is not enough, a major new report has found.
Like the leaves of a diseased and dying tree, the One Nation senators continue to fall. Two of them, Malcolm Roberts and Rod Culleton, were promptly rubbed out by the High Court.
The character of Byron Shire’s built environment is likely to change over the next decade as recommendations emerging from the various town Masterplans take effect.
I’m done with the Thrill of Shared Outrage (TOSO) about Trump’s America, so here instead are some facts and ideas that offer a glimmer of hope that America might yet be rid of him.
Imagine great numbers of sea turtles like flocks of emus or herds of elephants or American bison. Instead of inhabiting vast landscapes, they occupy the seascapes from the tropics to the subpolar.
I have been talking to you for many years, dear reader, about this and that. I always write about what’s on my mind at the time. Like climate change. This morning, sitting in my shack under the cliffs, another awful reality engulfs me, almost to the point of overwhelm. What is this terrible reality?
If you ask people to name their top 10 fears I can pretty well guarantee that getting stuck in a lift would be one of them. It’s certainly one of mine. The other night I got trapped in a lift – and this is how it happened…
According to Tritium, an Australian company specialising in fast-chargers, if all Australian cars were electric vehicles their batteries combined would provide some 500 gigawatt hours of stored electricity.
There can be no real doubt that the timing of the by-elections for July 28 was mean and tricky. But who was the mean trickster?