More than 2000 flying foxes have died from the heatwave with thousands of dead bats picked up by Richmond Valley Council officers in Casino's McAuliffe Park, in the Hickey and Barker streets area, as well as in Queen Elizabeth Park, along the riverbank, and on the roadway.
Making sense of small talk is a never-ending task for this particular biologist. I deeply, truly want to hear what people think about the weather, water, fish and all that. Over the years, I’ve been splicing together these sound bites into a detailed collage.
Raising money to help protect the reef, local metal work and mathematics teacher, Josh Scott-Jouir is joining the annual swimathon, held by environmental lawyers for the community EDO Qld to raise funds for vital legal work to protect the Reef.
Mother Nature (as per Sandy Loyall, Bangalow). Dear Mr Hemsworth, Your films are amongst my favourites, particularly Thor given its reference to my world-renowned weather-making skills. However, I was extremely dismayed to hear of your plans to demolish that beautiful... Read More →
Australia is experiencing more extremely hot days and severe fire seasons according to the findings of a new climate report released today.
Just five years to slash emissions to zero – that is the growing reality check for Australian policy makers if they fail to ratchet up the nation’s climate policies between now and 2030.
Karl Goodsell, Positive Change for Marine Life, Byron Bay The argument about how well or poorly the Belongil rock wall held up in last weekend’s storm shouldn’t come down to who is right or who is wrong. The rock wall... Read More →
As a member of the Opposition not burdened by harsh political realities, Malcolm Turnbull was free to say what he really thought: that Direct Action was reckless, a fig leaf for climate action, and a waste of money. He was right.
Simon Campbell Thomson, Mullumbimby. No matter what they say, or don't say, climate change remains the greatest moral challenge of our time.
Sapoty Brook, Main Arm. Significant ice ages during the last three million years have enabled the build-up of stores of methane clathrates in shallow areas of the Arctic Ocean. These are now thawing.
ACT environment minister Simon Corbell has announced that the territory was going to accelerate its push to renewable energy, and would supply 100 per cent of its electricity needs from renewable energy by 2020, almost all of it from wind and solar.
The historic, art deco Regent theatre in Murwillumbah is set to launch of a series of panel discussions focused on some of the biggest issues of our time, beginning with the biggest of all: climate change.
Boyd Kellner, Newrybar. My recent letter regarding ‘Climate Change or System Change’ elicited an unusual reply from Jim Nutter.
There are five ways we know humans have triggered a new geological epoch, write Jan A. Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams.
Byron Shire Cr Paul Spooner. Pursuing a localisation agenda is a great policy initiative as outlined in the Echo’s article, ‘Climate change or system change? The real challenge’. This is a policy direction I along with many in this region heartedly support.
The Australian Greens welcomed the announcement by world leaders that a framework agreement to tackle global warming has been reached in Paris, but urged the work has just begun towards averting the catastrophic impacts of global warming and transforming the... Read More →
Thousands of northern rivers people joined a global show of strength at the weekend, calling for more action to combat climate change.
Bruce McQueen, Mt Burrell. Right now, the future of the human species is under grave threat from the looming catastrophe of uncontrollable climate change and the old political parties have again sided with their corporate masters against us.
Communities across the northern rivers region are being urged to take part in a global rally this coming weekend calling for stronger action on climate change.
Sapoty Brook, Main Arm - off the grid. A recent article in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, reports a spike in the number of methane plumes emanating from coastal ocean depths of about 500 metres. This may be the beginning of methane hydrate destabilisation in non-arctic waters.
Peter Olson, Goonengerry. While Ian Cohen and Pam Ditton discuss the Green's plan to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels to less than 350ppm (currently 397.6ppm and rising), billionaire Bill Gates writes that capitalism itself is the actual problem.
Northern rivers residents are being invited to join a rally in Lismore later his month as part of a global call for action on climate change.
Scott Leckie, founder Displacement Solutions. As one of the world's worst CO2 emitters on a per capita basis, Australia bears a clear responsibility for changes to the environment brought about by climate change, which is now forcing people from their homes.
Greg O'Meara, Binna Burra, and Cybele McNeil, Mullumbimby. Thanks to Sapoty Brook for his letter highlighting the forthcoming marches that will take place around the nation and globally over the 28-29 November in conjunction with the Paris climate talks.
Jan Barham MLC, Greens Member of the NSW Legislative Council. Failing to address climate change puts at risk the health of the community, the viability of agriculture and the chance to lead the way in clean energy and sustainable industries.