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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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Helping Our Kids, help our kids

The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge kicks off tonight in Lismore with the express aim of raising much-needed funds for the Our Kids charity.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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South Coast swaps out marine sanctuaries for fishing zones

Vital sanctuary zones in the Batemans Marine Park are set to be scrapped to accommodate for more recreational fishing.

Leopard seal death in Byron could signify hope for the species

'This is partly a climate change story and also partly a story of animal resilience,' Dr Gardner says of the sea leopard return to land.

Warm oceans good for fast-growing baby sea urchins but bad for reproduction

The boosting effect of a warmer ocean on the growth rate of baby sea urchins is proving to be a silver lining of a much darker cloud by the time these spiky marine creatures reach adulthood.

Local activists dive deep to debunk shark nets ‘myth’

Local activists have swum under the newly-installed shark nets at Lennox Head to draw attention to the apparent ‘futility’ of the devices. Dean Jeffreys led a small group of banner-bearing conservationists out to the nets, diving about 10 metres down to duck beneath them.

Marine sanctuaries under threat

The national network of marine sanctuaries is under threat if draft plans by National Parks are adopted, according to the Save Our Marine Life alliance.

‘Plastic Free Boy’ aims to save the turtles

Taking to the airwaves, speaking at film festivals and appearing on TV are just some of the experiences that Arlian Ecker’s is having as he makes his film ‘Plastic Alarm’ that raises awareness of the dangers of plastic in the ocean.

Tweed urged to ban bird-killing balloons

Tweed Shire Council is being urged to address the growing issue of party balloons which are killing and injuring bird and marine life in the region.

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...

Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have taken my comments on the...