There is good news for wildlife as WIRES and Landcare Australia join forces in $1million post-bushfire wildlife habitat regeneration.
Lismore Councillors are calling on both state and federal governments for support as the community and Council’s workforce suffer disaster fatigue.
It has just been announced that Waangenga Blanco, ex Bangarra dancer and choreographer, will be performing a visually spectacular Ochre Dance at this Sunday's SOS Oz bush dance and fundraiser for wildlife.
Vision and stories of the devastation the summer bushfires have had on our wildlife have left an indelible mark on our hearts and minds.
While flood warnings are currently being issued for the norther rivers it is vital to remember that significant habitat for many animals has been burnt across the state and in north-east NSW. North East Forest. Alliance (NEFA) is calling on... Read More →
Eleanor Ashworth, Lennox Head With the tragic bush fire events and the unfolding ecological disaster I hope climate change deniers can finally lose the cuddly rug of denial and face up and stand up to the reality and consequences of anthropogenic... Read More →
The Tree Faerie took a photo of Felicity Cahill in the ruins of the bush near her house and has had the image printed on to canvas as an auction item to raise funds for the Northern Rivers RFS and fire-affected wildlife.
Farmers, forests and climate change: The way that humans use and change the land and its vegetation can have a profound effect on the climate, and can either counteract or exacerbate climate change.
As one of many bushfire refugees in Australia and beyond this year, I was faced with that classic question – what do I take and what can be left behind?
The Tweed Shire Council says NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) requested the road's closure to stop people entering Wollumbin National Park.
Attendance figures at this year's Mullumbimby Show were only slightly less than last year's, despite the bushfire dangers in nearby Huonbrook and Upper Wilsons Creek, cancelled fireworks on Saturday night and the smoke haze blanketing the region.
Koala hospitals in Port Macquarie, Currumbin and the Australia Zoo are reportedly full as wildlife rescuers do their best to save the endangered species from fire-affected areas.
The bush fire on Mount Nardi has the potential to put the ABC's transmitter at risk.
More than 50 schools and TAFE campuses are closed today due to bushfires.
Tuntable Falls, Terania Creek Road and Terania Creek residents have been advised to leave and residents of the Byron Shire are being called to a fire meeting in Mullumbimby at 11am.
The head of a state koala inquiry has written to the premier asking for urgent rescues of wildlife from bushfire-affected areas in northern NSW.
When was the last time you saw a koala ‘in the wild’? Alive? A NSW state inquiry on koala populations is underway, with a public hearing happening this Friday from 9.30am at the Ballina RSL. The government committee overseeing the... Read More →
Wondering what you can do to help our Northern Rivers neighbours impacted by devastating fires further south?
While RFS volunteers were busy assessing property damage and Cr Mustow was calling for people to register themselves on a survival list run by Red Cross late last week, Mr Pugh said nobody was allowed into the fire-impacted area south of Casino to check on wildlife.
The drought in parts of northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland since January is officially the worst on record since 1900, while other areas have had total rainfall figures that are half the average.
Even if you do get a warning and decide to stay, there is no guarantee emergency responders will make it to your place in time to save you or your property from disaster.
A quick response from some locals and NSW Fire & Rescue ensured that an escaped campfire blaze in Brunswick Heads on Saturday evening was quickly put out.
A fire that has burnt out more than 50 hectares of mostly grassland at Depot Road, Kings Forest, has been brought under control overnight, according to the Rural Fire Service.
The Rural Fire Service has declared a total fire ban for our region today, with the fire danger rating declared severe. There are currently 22 fires burning between Coffs Harbour and the Queensland border.
A camp fire is suspected to be the cause of a blaze on Saturday evening which burnt out around two hectares at Tallow Creek.