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Byron Bay Surf Festival 

Surfers, beach lovers, water people – owing to COVID- related complications, the 2022 Byron Bay Surf Festival has moved...

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Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

Police assault charge heads back to local court

The NSW Supreme Court has found that a decision by local magistrate and former police officer, Michael Deakin, was an ‘error of law’.

Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

Developer proposes light industrial in Federal

Tasteful, reasonable and useful? Or noisy, oversized and intrusive? This is the question at the heart of the debate over a light industrial development that has been proposed for the heart of Federal.

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Stories about "methane":

Methane: the breakfast of champion trees

A research study lead by Southern Cross University scientists has discovered an unlikely microscopic ally in the battle to reduce the amount of methane gas in the atmosphere.

Dairy industry grasping at seaweed

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia The dairy industry, drowning under public scrutiny of its woeful animal welfare record and environmental destructiveness, is no longer clutching at...

What to do with the poo?

Australia has lagged behind the rest of the world in waste processing and Southern Cross University is bringing Australia to the table.

No CSG or bubbling methane in the Richmond River

Baseline coal seam gas (CSG) datasets have been established for the Richmond River catchment identifying that there are no methane seeps into the Richmond river.

Australia’s gas emissions could cause Paris target failure

A new report by the University of Melbourne Energy Institute has found that unmeasured methane leakage and fugitive emissions from unconventional gasfields could cause Australia to fail its Paris climate commitments.

Stop eating meat to save the reef

Desmond Bellamy, special projects coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay  The Great Barrier Reef, described by David Attenborough as one of the ‘greatest wonders’ on earth,...

Methane monster will exterminate life on earth

Peter Olson, Goonengerry. The icy padlock, on the frozen cage, holding the methane monster, is now broken: the methane monster is a nightmare much worse...

Methane feedback

Sapoty Brook, Main Arm. Significant ice ages during the last three million years have enabled the build-up of stores of methane clathrates in shallow areas of the Arctic Ocean. These are now thawing.

How to avoid the methane meltdown

Sapoty Brook, Main Arm - off the grid. A recent article in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, reports a spike in the number of methane plumes emanating from coastal ocean depths of about 500 metres. This may be the beginning of methane hydrate destabilisation in non-arctic waters.

Rush towards survivable society

Sapoty Brook, Tyagarah. Winning the global fight against CO2 emissions slowly is the same as losing. We will be overrun by accumulating and quickening climate and ocean catastrophes.

Finding the fine art

Bangalow Fine Art are boutique art dealers and valuers who hold quarterly online exhibitions of interesting and important pieces of Australian and international art. The...

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 15–23. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and unknown to the human inhabitants...

Local pasta, sauces, eggs and custard!

Victoria Cosford There’s a steady stream of customers at Jodie’s stall. Regulars by the looks of it, most unclipping their plastic containers – 100 per...

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback but upmarket restaurant, with an...