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Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

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Make your vote count in the Council elections

I want to make my vote count, and elect a mayor and Council that actually represents local interests and...

Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Sinking real estate

For most of geological time, the Earth has been 5–15 degrees hotter than today. That’s why the dinosaurs did...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to...

Editorial – More Byron Shire council candidate Q&A!

Where do candidates stand on disused railways and pay parking? Are they to the left of Chairman Mao Zedong, or the right of Genghis Khan?

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Fiery discussions for Big Scrub Rainforest Day

This year Big Scrub Rainforest Day is delivering a new and exciting format, in response to Covid19 constraints, providing even greater opportunity for people far and wide to get involved.

Wet weather prompts Big Scrub move

Unfortunately, owing to recent rain, the ‘spiritual home’ of the Big Scrub day has been forsaken this year in favour of the more weatherproof surrounds of the Lismore Town Hall.

Bob Brown joins Big Scrub Rainforest Day

Environmentalist, chair of the Bob Brown Foundation and founder of Bush Heritage Australia will be keynote speaker at the 18th annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day being held on Sunday, October 16 at Rocky Creek Dam.

Restoration an aim of Big Scrub Rainforest Day

Northern rivers locals with an interest in the environment, our region’s drinking water or rainforests and restoration should get along to the Big Scrub Rainforest Day on Sunday.

Big Scrub Rainforest Day

Twenty years ago the Jephcotts' property at Brooklet was a degraded dairy farm, with just one little patch of remnant rainforest: a gully by the creek where the old farmer dumped his rubbish.

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.