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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Curved-space robot defies known laws of physics, heralding new locomotive technology possibilities

A robot engineered at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has done the unthinkable and flouted a steadfast law of motion, suggesting that new laws need to be defined.

Old man shouts at cloud #3

At a beachside town a couple of years ago I saw a young couple dressed as Goths. Not as cathedrals in that style of architecture, or as members of an axe-wielding Germanic tribe, or as characters in an Emily Bronte novel (though that’s fairly close), but as the black-clothed, black eyelinered Emo youth of the 1980s and ‘90s.

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.

A voice for koalas: Vale Olivia Newton-John

The Rainforest Information Centre has expressed its deep condolences to the family and close friends of Olivia Newton-John who was literally the voice of the koala.

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.

Bundjalung Nghari – contemporary Bundjalung stories 

Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise features Rhoda Roberts AO and words by Steven Oliver, Kylie Caldwell, Ella Noah Bancroft, Daniel...

Stories about "plastic":

Party kits to celebrate sustainably

Ballina Shire Council and Richmond Tweed Regional Libraries have joined forces to offer reusable kids’ party kits, as part of their ongoing commitment to reduce single use items across the shire.

Wearing drink bottles on your bum to save rainforests

Undies entrepreneur Brendan Lo doesn’t see himself as a smart arse, but his take on some old bit of wisdom is a bit cheeky.

Stomach that: Liquid from cow stomachs digests plastic

Bacteria from the stomach of a cow can digest some plastic, removing it from the environment, according to a team of Austrian researchers.

Could pyrolysis help solve the plastics crisis?

Philippe Dupuy from the Lismore Environment Centre thinks there is a role for pyrolysis technology in dealing with the global plastic waste dilemma, with new technology making it possible to turn plastic waste into a useful resource.

Local team aims to build recycling centre

A group of local recycling enthusiasts received a much-needed boost to their efforts last Thursday, when they received $17,500 at the Southern Cross Credit Union office in Mullumbimby. 

Multi million dollar grant for recycling solution

With the earth slowly choking on our discarded rubbish, a joint project to tackle plastic pollution has received a $2.49 million dollar grant from the Australian Government to help solve the problem.

Recycling your thingies with KNAG

The Lismore Knitting Nannas Against Gas (KNAG) are on a mission to recycle every bit of tiny plastic they can, to help save the land, air, and water for the kiddies.

Keep #RecyclingRight in the Ballina Shire

Ballina Shire Council is urging residents to keep recycling after staff watched a television story on the weekend.

Ocean reflections in Mullum’s ‘tiny gallery’

The smallest gallery in the Southern Hemisphere is celebrating its tenth year. This features a display of Lynne Adams and Tony Butler’s work Plastic Sea Treasures.

Raise awareness about plastic in the oceans with Arlian

Karin Ecker is showing her film The Dolphin Story, narrated by Hollywood Star Kiefer Sutherland, at the Pighouse Flicks in Byron Bay at 1.30 pm on the 29 September to raise funds for her 11 year-old son's film Plastic Alarm. Plastic Alarm raises awareness of the impact plastic has on marine life.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...