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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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Stories about "NSW land clearing laws":

Burning our forests for energy unsustainable say NEFA

As glaciers, ice sheets and the poles continue to melt due to the human impacts on the environment it is bordering on criminal for the Australian and NSW governments to be supporting the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere, let alone clearing and burning trees for biomass energy production.

1,330% increase in land clearing under NSW Liberal–National leadership

The bush, the forests, the animals, and the people of NSW – make that Australia – have been enduring the back to back impacts of flood, drought, fire, flood, and now the COVID-19 pandemic. What could make this any worse?

Deforestation changing voters’ minds on North Coast

Coalition government changes to land-clearing laws that are pushing koalas towards local extinction could result in two key seats changing hands at the next state election, a ReachTEL poll has revealed.

Lismore among NSW’s 20 ‘deforestation hotspots’

Seventeen of the state’s 20 ‘deforestation hotspots’, including the Lismore region, contain koala habitat at risk of land clearing under new state environmental laws a new report has found.

Land clearing laws ‘a licence to kill’

A meeting at Marvell Hall in Byron Bay on Thursday heard the Nature Conservation Council outline its plans to take the NSW Government to court over its controversial land clearing laws.

Prime koala habitat could be wiped under new laws

Koala habitat around the state could be decimated under proposed changes to tree clearing controls in NSW, a new report has found. and it's feared they will push koalas 'to the brink' in the state.

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...