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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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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.

Meet Byron’s surf champ, Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart

While Byron attracts surfers of amazing skill, there have only been a few world champions. 

Unions meet with Norco over staff stand down

With flood-ravaged Norco in Lismore under scrutiny, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union, and the Electrical Trades Union met with management on Thursday to discuss the company’s plans for its Lismore ice cream factory.

Police pursuit after ute and motorbike stolen

NSW Police were at Pat Smith Park in Dulguigan, after reports a motorcycle had been stolen. As they arrived two males fled the scene, one on a motorcycle and the other in an Isuzu utility. The utility failed to stop for police and a pursuit was initiated.

Woman dies in multi-vehicle crash near Lismore

A woman has died in a multi-vehicle crash south-west of Lismore yesterday.

Torres Strait Islanders win historic human rights fight

A group of eight Torres Strait Islander people have made international legal history, after the United Nations Human Rights Committee found that the Australian Government is violating its human rights obligations to them through climate change inaction.

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NSW Draft Climate Change Policy and Action Plan open for comment

It took the people to make the EPA take responsibility for its role in mitigating the impacts of greenhouse gasses. Today sees the release of the NSW Draft Climate Change Policy and Action Plan that outlines some of their key actions aimed at keeping warming below 1.5 degrees.

Electric vehicle Expo in Bangalow, Sept 11

Zero Emissions Byron is holding an Electric Vehicle Expo at Bangalow Showgrounds between 10am and 4pm on Sunday, September 11.

EV debate gets Ballina councillors hot under collar

Cr Jeff Johnson's attempt to get Ballina Council to apply for a grant to install electric vehicle charging stations narrowly failed yesterday, with Mayor Sharon Cadwallader using her casting vote to back a watered-down amendment instead.

How feasible are EVs for remote Australia, really?

It’s often assumed that electric vehicles (EVs) aren’t practical in regional Australia – the distances are too big. But a new analysis casts doubt on this.

Should Australia make electric vehicles?

New report advocates for reviving onshore vehicle manufacturing – electrically.

Electric Boogaloo on the Northern Rivers

After several years of consideration, 2021 was the year that we got an electric car (EV). Six months later and with rising fuel prices we have no regrets. But what’s it like to own an electric car in Byron Shire?

Lismore joins the electric charge

Lismore City Council has come on board with going electric and will soon get its first Electric Vehicle charging station in the heart of the CBD.

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

EVs charge ahead on the Gold Coast

World-first high speed electric vehicle (EV) charging technology has debuted on the Gold Coast, with the first supercharger installed at Broadbeach today.

Today is World Electric Vehicle Day

CSIRO is steering towards a low-emissions future and looking at the future of car ownership after COVID-19.

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

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.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.