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#Bigbadbiomass rally at Condong sugar mill

Around 50 people gathered on Friday morning at the big fig tree near the Condong sugar mill to join the world-wide #Bigbadbiomass protest against the use of biomass to create energy and to emphasise that burning biomass is not ‘environmentally friendly’.

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Iona Herbs

Pam Morrow from Iona Herbs is a one-woman-show. She has spent her whole life growing herbs and produce on...

Slanted and bulldozed

Thanks to Paul Bibby for his (22 September) story, which addresses the outcome of the Council meeting on 16...

Love Island takes over Federal – time to test the law?

The NSW government legislation has provided a permit for screen filming on private land in NSW without any Council oversight or accountability. This has led to Federal Village currently being overrun by the ITV film company.

#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.

Library restrictions

Under Richmond Tweed Library restrictions announced today, our local libraries are now only offering click and collect, and online...

The Great Reopening

S Haslam What a time to go out in Byron – easy to park and, for the shy retiring types...

Stories about "Green Army":

Goodbye to the Green Army

The fifth and final Byron Bay green army team has completed works. Participants highlighted the range of skills, confidence and direction that the program gave them in life.

Green Army benefits will be lost: Envite Environment

With the likely scrapping of the Green Army program, local operators say it will result in many local young people no longer being able to gain skills and earn a supplementary income to their Newstart allowance.

Green Army powers on in the battle to save koalas

Lismore City Council yesterday hosted a special thank you lunch for a Green Army group that has been helping win the battle against weeds and rehabilitate important areas of koala habitat in urban and rural areas.

‘Green Army’ to restore Lismore koala habitat

Key areas of koala habitat in the Lismore area will be restored with the help of volunteer Green Army participants.

Can businesses ask for your vax status?

Currently, throughout the business community, we are witnessing uncertainty with respect to business owners asking the question – should we ask customers about their...

Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

Recycling polystyrene just got easier at Lismore’s Recycling & Recovery Centre

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre has a new machine that can recycle polystyrene which will help the facility increase the capacity to deal with this earth-wrecking synthetic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-polymer.

4WDs multiplying on Seven Mile Beach?

Beach users in Lennox Head are reporting much higher numbers of 4WDs on Seven Mile Beach recently, along with an increase in hooning behaviour. Since...