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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.

The 29th annual Ernies a shocking look at misogyny

Has lockdown made misogyny worse? We could find out tomorrow when the 29th Annual Ernies Awards for sexist remarks give out their gongs

Tackling mosquitoes together in Ballina

Following its successful launch late last year, Northern Rivers councils and the North Coast Public Health Unit are once again running Tackling Mosquitoes Together, a behaviour change program to reduce the disease risks and nuisance of mosquitoes in homes and local communities.

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

Stories about "School Strike 4 Climate":

‘No more gas, no more oil. Keep our carbon in the soil’

The message was clear. They want change, they want action and they are prepared to get out on the streets and hold their governments accountable whether they can vote or not.

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. 

Young people launch fight against gas cash grab

Young people in Perth are rallying this morning outside a closed business breakfast led by National COVID-19 Coordination Committee chair Nev Power, calling on the federal government to fund their future, rather than backing gas.

Lismore School Strike 4 Climate sends a message to Kevin

A global school strike for climate is taking place tomorrow, November 29, directly before the UN climate talks starting next Monday in Madrid.

The kids are alright…

Teenagers get a bad rap in the media – self-absorbed, argumentative, lazy, withdrawn, social media obsessed, irresponsible – but I’m here to tell you, as a young person, that the kids are alright.

Join the global School Strike 4 Climate action

What are you doing on September 20? If you have any regard for the environment you might well be joining students around the world in striking for the climate.

Another successful school climate strike

Taking action at today's school strike 4 climate action today in Byron Bay has reaffirmed local young people's drive to fight for action on the climate emergency.

I can’t vote – so can you vote for me?

As you probably know, there is a federal election coming up tomorrow. As a young person, I can see the world crashing down around us but I cannot vote, so essentially, I am powerless.

Thus Spake Mungo: Are the dark days behind us?

The darkest hour, they say, is just before dawn. And it just may be that a glimmer of light is appearing in the five-year nightmare of the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison dynasty.

Greens back students protests as government condemns youth

Greens come out in support of the National School strike 4 climate – an action created by students get their voices heard on climate change.

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

Northern Rivers Mud Trail this weekend

Local ceramic artists will be opening their studios across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shires over the weekend, as part of the Northern Rivers Mud Trail.