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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

After a long, arduous and uninformed debate… Saddle Road DA approved

Councillors finally ‘got there in the end’, interim Mayor, Michael Lyon, told an exhausted audience after many hours of confused meandering at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

Dr COVID

The other day I met a Mullumbimby doctor. As I used to live in Mullum and Mullum was in...

Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

AI confirms over 85% of the world is affected by human-induced climate change

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Stories about "forest":

Bentley prepping for another fight

Bungabbee Forest sits midway between Lismore, Casino and Kyogle – right near Bentley and the  NSW Forestry Corporation are planning to conduct logging there in April 2021.

Where is the sense in burning forests for power?

The Biomass Action Group and Bellingen community members joined together last Friday to challenge Cape Byron Power and its claim of ‘never burning native forest residues’.

Two thousand four hundred extra trees in Byron

On Friday, The Farm at Ewingsdale had a visit from local MP Justine Elliot who came to see the Zero Emissions RePlant Byron community forest planting site.

Koala scats indicate refugia in Myrtle State Forest

NEFA is renewing its calls for a thorough independent survey to identify the full extent of Koala refugia in Myrtle State Forest after finding a significant koala fire refuge last Thursday

Protesters ‘really frustrated’ by logging after fires

Four conservationists stopped logging in koala habitat in Comboyne State Forests west of Port Macquarie on Saturday.

Protesters promised meeting at Gibberagee

Last week in the Gibberagee State Forest, 74-year-old Alan Roberts locked on to logging equipment in an effort to halt the destruction of koala habitat.

Terania 40 years on – the forest battle continues

An exhibition marking 40 years since the defining protests that spelt an end to rainforest logging in NSW includes remarkable photographs of the actions.

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

Northern Rivers Mud Trail this weekend

Local ceramic artists will be opening their studios across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shires over the weekend, as part of the Northern Rivers Mud Trail.