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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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Mullum biz petition for road improvements

A petition from Mullumbimby industrial estate business owners will be tabled at the upcoming September 29 meeting, which calls on Council to upgrade pothole ridden Manns Road.

Bioenergy facility funding rejected

Mayor Michael Lyon is downplaying a funding rejection for Council’s much touted Bioenergy Facility proposal by a federal government agency, claiming other funding sources are available.

On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

Lismore activist who blocked Sydney traffic has charges dismissed

This morning, twenty-two year old climate activist Mali Cooper faced court in Lismore, after blocking the entrance to the Sydney Harbour Tunnel during peak hour traffic in June, to protest inaction on the climate emergency.

Lismore City Bowlo and all that jazz

What Lismore needs more of now is fun and joy and music and the Lismore Jazz Club’s popular monthly gigs are about to return to help make that happen.

What drainage works can residents expect?

With a third La Niña now underway, The Echo asked Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway, what flood-affected residents can expect regarding drainage maintenance.

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Step inside these beautiful, practical and sustainable homes

Four fabulous examples of sustainable housing will be open to the public on Sunday September 16 as part of the annual Sustainable House Day Open Homes event.

Hundreds leave sustainability expo with ‘definite plans’

More than half of some 1,000-odd people who attended the 2017 Living for the Future Home Expo last week say that they left with a ‘definite plan’.

Sustainable Expo day growing exponentially

More than 1,500 people attended the very popular Sustainable House Day Expo and Tiny Homes Design Competition last Saturday, September 17, at Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

Tiny homes making a big impression

For something so tiny, it’s gathering a huge following. That’s how Sandi Middleton, event coordinator from The Sustainable House Day Northern Rivers Collaboration, sees the future of tiny homes as they become more mainstream in our urban and rural landscape.

Sustainable homes to go on show

Three of Mullumbimby’s most sustainable homes will be opening their doors to the public on Sunday, 13 September, for Sustainable House Day 2015 - a national event that allows the public to see and learn from the best environmental homes across Australia.

Sustainable-house designers set to inspire

Entries in the recent Sustainable Small House Design Awards and Expo at Bangalow which drew hundreds of people will be on show for the last time on Wednesday at a special meet-the-designer event.

Sustainable home expo set to inspire better living

Northern rivers locals looking for inspiring better-living ideas and the latest in sustainable design and energy efficiency are being encouraged to attend Saturday’s Sustainable House Day Expo at Bangalow.

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.