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Forty per cent of Byron Shire residents yet to get first COVID 19 dose but mayor refuses to join vaccine campaign

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

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Covid 19 virus fragments in Ballina Shire and Grafton sewage

The Northern NSW Local Health District says fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were detected in samples taken from the North and South Grafton sewage treatment plants on 24 September.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is...

Electrici-wee? Getting energy from wastewater

Could we ever use urine to power batteries? An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.

ScoMo does it again

ScoMo recently travelled from the ACT to Sydney, not something to be recommended at the moment. What is an essential...

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Qld government ignored finch extinction risk to approve Adani

According to a report by Birdlife Australia the Queensland government knowingly risking the extinction of the endangered Black-throated Finch when approving the Adani Carmichael coal mine.

Adani continues case against Pennings, has major investors withdraw, and hits first coal

It has been quite the week for Adani with the striking of their first coal at the Queensland Carmichael coal mine, having several major...

Adani’s links to Myanmar military condemned

A report released on 30 March by the Australian Centre for International Justice revealed Adani has paid over $US50 million to the military-aligned Myanmar Economic Corporation to lease land for its Yangon International Terminal.

Adani or Bravus – actions speak louder than words as protester locks on

Work was stopped at the Adani rail construction site near Belyando, Queensland this morning as a Magnetic Island resident locked onto equipment.

Adani’s rebirth as ‘Bravus’ won’t wipe slate clean say campaigners

Adani Australia has decided it is time for a name change to celebrate their tenth year in Australian of endeavouring to build the largest coal mine in Australia.

Accusations fly between Adani and activists over yesterday’s protest

Accusations that Adani protestors and ‘anti-coal activists have thrown rocks and kicked the doors of cars and utes belonging to people working on our Carmichael Project’ by Adani Australia have been refuted by the group Frontline Action on Coal.

Activists disrupt Adani rail corridor construction as water licence is challenged

‘You can’t drink coal’ was the point made by activist and Adelaide Hills writer Ben Winch when he locked himself to a cattle grid on Stratford Road near Mt Coolon, stopping Adani's construction work for their rail corridor this morning.

Adani granted injunction against anti-Adani activist Ben Pennings

Adani has been granted an injunction today to stop activist Ben Pennings from certain actions and statements in relation to the Adani coal mine.

Adani launches legal proceedings as traditional owners evict Adani

As Adani launches legal action against activist Ben Pennings for his organisation of anti-Adani campaigning traditional owners of the mine's access to the site are restricting access to the mine site.

Liberal–National party cuts to ABC risk Australian lives

Cuts to Australia’s national broadcaster, the ABC, during a time when media outlets across the country are closing and cutting staff has been roundly criticised. Local MP Justine Elliot has joined the criticism condemning the Morrison Liberal-National government for it’s budget cuts.

Electrici-wee? Getting energy from wastewater

Could we ever use urine to power batteries? An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

Community gardeners get busy in Suffolk

Suffolk Park Community Gardens was breifly out of lockdown last week, and the gardeners couldn’t wait to get back in the garden.

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.

62-yr-old man still missing, possibly on Northern Rivers

Sixty-two-year old mid-north coast man Richard Fogden has been missing for nearly a fortnight and is possibly on the Northern Rivers.