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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

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...

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

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.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

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.