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‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

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Sherril claims open singles bowls championship

Sherril Pearce had the best of the day, beating Lorraine ‘Blossom’ McCormick 25–12 to win the open singles championship...

Basketball carnival comes to Byron

Byron Bay Basketballers hosted their senior carnival last weekend, which saw 15 teams battle it out across four grades. ‘It...

Young people rally for a climate-positive budget

On Sunday hundreds of young people took part in a rally in Brisbane with a clear message for Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers: protect our future by ensuring no new funding for fossil fuels in the October budget update.

A Forest of excellence

Forest Byron Bay, a restaurant by Crystalbrook Collection, has won the Regional Contemporary Australian Restaurant – Formal category at...

Iron Gates developer launches appeal against DA refusal at Evans Head

It is a saga that has been going on for over 30 years and that some hoped might finally have come to an end. But that is not to be the case with an appeal against the refusal of the Iron Gates development application (DA) at Evans Head now having been submitted.

Class action against Optus being considered

With an increasing number of Australians discovering they have been caught up in the Optus data breach, law firm Slater and Gordon is investigating a possible class action against the telecommunications company on behalf of current and former customers.

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Keith Williams puts case for the Dunoon Dam

Rous County Council's Future Water Project 2060 proposal has been on public exhibition for a week now. Echonetdaily caught up with Rous CC Chairperson Keith Williams to dig into the detail.

Rainy days, no time to waste that water

Once upon a time, it was illegal to have a rainwater tank in suburbia but now it is time for a change and you are being challenged to keep your water usage to 160 litres a day.

Labor moves to force councils to fluoridate water

On Tuesday, Labor introduced legislation in the NSW Parliament to create tough new fluoride laws it claims would ‘override the anti-fluoride movement’ and effectively force councils like Byron Shire to fluoridate their water.

Fluoride activists prepare for court challenge, and party

Lismore-based anti-fluoride activists are preparing a federal court challenge that they hope will ‘cripple the fluoride industry in Australia’. But in the meantime, they are having a party on Saturday night to raise further funds for their cause.

Clunes fluoride dosing plant closed

Households within Lismore LGA receiving water via the Clunes fluoride dosing plant have been granted a short reprieve after the plant was taken offline on Friday.

Lismore push for community poll on fluoride

A Lismore councillor wants a poll conducted at the next local government election to determine whether a majority of residents support adding fluoride to the water supply.

Protest at fluoride dosing plant

About 70 people turned out to a blockade at the Corndale fluoride dosing plant yesterday but Rous Water general manager Kym Lavelle reckons they're protesting in the wrong place.

Rally calls on Rous Water to reverse fluoride decision

Anti-fluoride protesters rallied outside Rous Water in Lismore yesterday and are planning a blockage of the Corndale dosing plant on Monday.

Opponents say fluoride fight is far from over

The fight against the fluoridation of much of the region’s water supply is far from over, according to opponents.

Public asked to comment on county councils merger

A public consultation into the proposed merger of Rous Water, Richmond River County Council and Far North Coast County Council is set to begin next week.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.