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Rains, drains, floods

The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar...

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Anti-protest laws under review

With a review of 2022 anti-protest laws now underway, the NSW Council for Civil Liberties is calling on the NSW Labor government to include public submissions.

Local wins Pan American BJJ Championship

Multiple times world champion and head coach of Jiu Jitsu at The Academy Byron Bay, Thalison Soares, is continuing his 2024 dominance on the world stage with a win at the prestigious Pan American Championship in Orlando, Florida in late March.

After school care phased out 

Byron Council will cease providing out of school hours care (OSHC) in the shire after deciding that the cost and regulatory burden is too great to bear.

365 days per year

Spare a thought for a group of residents whose homes were added to those properties that can operate as...

Surya McEwen joins Freedom Flotilla Coalition

Surya McEwen has volunteered on Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s voyage to take 5,500 tonnes of food and medicine to the Palestinian people, in one of the most dangerous war-torn parts of the planet.

Flash flooding rescues during heavy weekend rain

Five rescues were reported in the Byron Shire in relation to flash flooding over the weekend.

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CSIRO reveals Australia’s attitudes to renewables

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has today released the most comprehensive survey of Australians’ attitudes toward the renewable energy transition.

CSIRO voyage gets up close to Antarctica’s climate challenges

The rapidly changing nature of Antarctica has been witnessed first-hand by Australia’s leading research ship on a record-breaking investigation of the icy continent.  

CSIRO voyage to work on Southern Ocean puzzle

CSIRO’s research vessel (RV) Investigator sets off today on the longest voyage in its 10-year history to the Southern Ocean and sea-ice edge. The aim of the 60 day voyage is to improve our ability to anticipate the impacts of future climate change.

Dutton takes the nuclear option

The Coalition has produced a policy! Don't get too excited – this policy is recycled, and not in a good way – in fact it's radioactive. Like Robert Menzies, John Howard and Tony Abbott before him, Peter Dutton wants to legalise nuclear electricity generation in Australia.

CSIRO claims net zero remains achievable by 2050

A new report by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, shows existing technologies will enable Australia to halve emissions by 2030 from 2020 levels, under a rapid decarbonisation scenario led by a renewable electricity sector.

Online course for waste management solutions

The CSIRO is holding a free, ten-week online program open to small to medium enterprises currently working in the plastics or recycling industry, or looking to offer new technology or solutions relating to waste management.

Australia already at ‘worst case’ climate scenarios for 2030

Australia appears to be already experiencing the worst-case climate scenarios that were projected to occur eight years from now.

Climate change: It’s here, says Australia’s peak science orgs

Climate change is impacting Australia today and will further impact human lives. That’s the takeaway from the biennial State of the Climate report published by the nation’s leading scientific organisations, the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.

How to have your say on multi-million-dollar flood mitigation

The long-awaited multi-million dollar CSIRO flood mitigation study on the Northern Rivers has entered its community consultation phase after repeated delays.

CSIRO tracking NASA’s asteroid collision test today

The world’s first full-scale planetary defence test is happening today. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is designed to strike an asteroid and adjust its course.

Peace

Elimination by people-power voting is necessary to remove dictators from Russia, Israel, China, Iran, wannabe (again!) North Korea, to avoid what is heading toward...

Itching for a Mullum flea market?

A new flea market will launch this Saturday, April 13 from 8am until 2pm at the Mullum Community College campus.

Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

The sun was peeking through the clouds as festival-goers arrived at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival in Queensland over the Easter weekend.