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‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

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Something for everyone at Byron Theatre in October

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Young people rally for a climate-positive budget

On Sunday hundreds of young people took part in a rally in Brisbane with a clear message for Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers: protect our future by ensuring no new funding for fossil fuels in the October budget update.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

Bioenergy facility funding rejected

Mayor Michael Lyon is downplaying a funding rejection for Council’s much touted Bioenergy Facility proposal by a federal government agency, claiming other funding sources are available.

Third time the charm for Alstonville FC’s senior women as they win 2022 grand final

The Alstonville Football Club’s women’s premier league footballers have won this year’s grand final 1-0 against a very competitive...

Rugby 7s returns to Byron with class lineup

The largest Rugby 7s festival in Australia is returning to Byron Bay on the weekend of October 15–16. The event,...

Stories about "commercial fishing":

Is food chain collapse behind shark attacks?

Nick Mercer, East Ballina. I believe that current policies and practices regarding the management of shark populations is putting ocean goers lives at risk. Those of us that choose to surf, swim and dive in the ocean are a stoic community - we’ve decided to accept the risk of a shark attack when in the ocean because it’s a habitat that belongs more to the shark than it does to us.

Killing of mammals by industrial fishing vessel unacceptable

Nicholle Smith, Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation. The ARFF has concerns about the announcement by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority yesterday of the deaths of four dolphins and two seals as a consequence of industrial scale fishing in the small pelagic fishery by the Geelong Star on its first fishing trip.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.