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New COVID venues of concern Lismore and Coraki

Following a second case being identified in Lismore, that is no longer in the area, several more COVID contact venues have been identified.

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New ocean temperature data help scientists make their hot predictions

We’ve heard that rising temperatures will lead to rising sea levels, but what many may not realise is that most of the increase in energy in the climate system is occurring in the ocean.  

Thank you Mayor Lyon

Thank you, Mayor Lyon for highlighting the risks in having visiting film crew, real estate speculators and the like...

Excessive onanism

Former coroner David Heilpern’s confession last week that he mistakenly recorded a death as from ‘onanism’ rather than aneurism...

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Courage

Mask mandates are flawed orders that violate the human right to informed consent. Businesses that demand their customers wear...

Local councils reopen services post-lockdown

The Ballina, Byron Lismore and Tweed councils have all been quick off the mark to let residents know that they are back on deck for public interaction and many families separated by LGA borders were able to reunite from Saturday.

Stories about "divestment":

Ballina to divest from fossil fuel investments

Ballina Shire Council is set to join Lismore and Byron councils in divesting its investments from financial institutions that support fossil fuels.

Banks strongarm farmers off land

Trish Mann, Burringbar, What do climate change, banks and mining companies have in common? It appears that for some businesses increasing drought, fire and flood events help their bottom line.

Mining companies in bed with banks

Trish Mann, Burringbar What do climate change, banks and mining companies have in common? It appears that for some businesses increasing drought, fire and flood events help their bottom line.

Fossil-free divestment starting to bite

A recent article in the Australian Financial Review suggested that the fossil fuel divestment message is falling on deaf ears in Australia, the backyard of the coal industry, despite significant wins internationally, writes Blair Palese.

Tell the banks

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby. The global fossil fuel industry divestment campaign initiated by 350.org is gaining momentum around the planet. This is our last best hope.

Banks hit by Fossil Free protests

A mini-divestment campaign hit Byron Bay’s Commonwealth Bank last Friday as four residents closed their accounts in protest to what they claim is the bank’s investment in fossil fuels and environmental destruction.

State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student at Goonellabah Public School testing...