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Butler Street Reserve checked for PFAS pollution

Authorities are checking the Byron Bay site for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, more commonly known as PFAS.

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Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

Flickerfest tour returns to the Northern Rivers

Celebrating 30 years in 2021 Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for one big film packed this weekend

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As...

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Former MLC critical of councillors in NYE aftermath

Former Greens MLC Ian Cohen has lashed out at councillors for their lack of preparation for NYE.

Cohen: our Greens councillors have lost their way

Ian Cohen – Times are grim with hip-pocket elections delivering a conservative government, resultant environmental destruction and social dislocation.

Persons of interest: Ian Cohen

In the leadup to the Adani rally and convoy on April 21 (see page 1), The Echo profiles another local activist who has been influential in the field of environmental protection.

Vale Bill Snow, subversive BUGA UP graffiti artist

Bill Snow was a dedicated campaigner for peace and the environment but was best known as one of the founders of BUGA UP (Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions), a movement that used witty and subversive graffiti to expose the glossy falsehoods of powerful corporations.

Local Greens hero tells Shorten to ‘seize the moment’ on Adani

Former north-coast based MP Ian Cohen is calling on locals to write letters to federal Labor leader Bill Shorten urging his party to strongly oppose the controversial Adani coal mine project.

Reward offered over antisocial behaviour in nature reserves

Fed up with illegal camping and antisocial behaviour in north coast nature reserves, former Greens MLC Ian Cohen is offering a $500 reward ‘to...

Tsunami-survival memories still fresh

Former Greens MLC Ian Cohen, from Broken Head, was about to start a surfing safari in Sri Lanka in 2004 when he was caught in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that killed tens of thousands of people and devastated large parts of the country.

Greens push to fully protect Cape Byron marine park

The protection of the state’s marine sanctuary areas, including Cape Byron Marine Park, is shaping as an election issue.

Quarry comes up against the farmers of Bentley

You would need to be a pretty tough customer to come up against the Bentley farmers, yet, that is exactly what Rob and Sarah McKenzie, the operators of the Bentley Quarry, what they say is a local, family-operated business, are doing.

All fired up: former magistrate fumes at news of the world

How does one react to news of environmental vandalism, rampant domestic violence and mutilation of women without anger or distress?

Business calls for Tweed train tracks to be kept ignored

More than 800 people had signed a petition calling for a new rail trail to be built next to, rather than in place of, the existing disused railway line running through the shire.

Resilient communities training on offer

‘Resilience’ has become a buzzword in Australia over the past few years, as communities across the country struggle to cope with fire, floods, and a pandemic.