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School holidays at the market

Victoria Cosford School holidays shouldn’t only be holidays for children. Parents too are entitled to a break in routine, the...

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Keeping an eye on the landscapes of the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council says they have made a commitment to identify and protect the Tweed’s unique landscape, to this end a draft Scenic Landscape Protection Policy has been prepared to ensure the Shire’s spectacular scenery is front of mind when there is new development, change in land use, or when preparing related new policy.

Protest this 

Remember Bentley, near Lismore, in 2014? Do you know what happened at Terania Creek, again near Lismore, or the Franklin River in Tasmania?

New chef at Crystalbrook Byron

Joachim Borenius has been appointed as the new executive chef at Crystalbrook Byron resort’s signature restaurant, Forest. Joachim Borenius brings...

The Harvest Food Trail Returns for its 8th Year!

Northern Rivers Food’s iconic Harvest Food Trail returns for its eighth year. This delicious self-drive adventure through the heart of the Northern Rivers is happening over four days.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation wins major international prize

Australia's Indigenous Literacy Foundation is the 2024 recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature – a global award given annually to a person or organisation for their outstanding contribution to children’s and young adult literature.

We wonder why

Living in Byron Shire the majority of people continue to ask why is this organisation continuously letting this community...

Stories about "Global Warming":

Earth’s hottest year signals urgent need for climate action

Data from the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service this week has confirmed that 2023 was the Earth’s hottest year on record by a large margin.

Ocean warming is accelerating

A new study reveals increasing warming rates in the world’s oceans in recent decades and the locations with the greatest heat uptake.

Five graphs you need to see before the Global Carbon Budget update

The Global Carbon Budget is about to be refreshed, giving the world a critical insight into how efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are (or are not) progressing.

Urban trees and forests are very vulnerable to climate change: how should we shore them up?

New research predicts most of our favourite city trees are at risk from global warming.

Will Ballina Island sink?

That was the question at the heart of an impassioned plea to Ballina Shire Council's last meeting from Ballina Environment Society's Claudia Caliari.

What Greenland’s record-breaking rain means for the planet

For three days in August, seven billion tonnes of rain fell across Greenland – the largest amount since records began in 1950. It’s also the first time since then that rain, not snow, fell on Greenland’s highest peak.

Is the failing state of the planet causing our youth to be stressed?

Poor mental health in youth is an ever increasing problem. It is often flagged at by the media and various organisations, and whilst there are often brilliant resources that can be found, when it comes down to the cause of the increase in mental illness in Gen Z, parents and caregivers tend to put it (somewhat jokingly) down to our phones.

Start taking action on World Environment Day

Today, 5 June, is World Environment Day and the theme is ‘Time for Nature’. It is a theme that asks you to consider the fact that the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the climate of the earth are what allows us to exist and inhabit this small blue dot in the ever expanding universe.

Planet Watch: Farmers, forests & climate change

Farmers, forests and climate change: The way that humans use and change the land and its vegetation can have a profound effect on the climate, and can either counteract or exacerbate climate change.

Still time to tackle the climate crisis

Two major reports on Australian climate change have been released in the past month and while neither has good news experts still say it’s not too late.

New chef at Crystalbrook Byron

Joachim Borenius has been appointed as the new executive chef at Crystalbrook Byron resort’s signature restaurant, Forest. Joachim Borenius brings a wealth of experience, gathered...

Jungle Juice – squeezing the most out of life!

Four years ago, Guido and Natalia Annoni decided to swap the rat race for the jungle – heading north from Sydney with their kids...

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize. Broken Head surfer Leihani Zoric has taken out first place in the U/14 girls and best barrel (girl) categories of the Australian Junior Online Surf Championships.