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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Why are there so many vaccinated people in hospital?

It may be confronting to hear there are more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people in hospital – but it’s actually a good thing.

Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Bioenergy facility

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

September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

Pizzaholic love

Over the past 18 years at Earth ‘n’ Sea Pizza, Denise and David have always appreciated the support from...

Stories about "Threatened Species":

Pied oystercatchers threatened south of Ballina

Following last week's story about 4WDs damaging wild beaches south of Ballina, Echonetdaily has received more information about threats to this crucial habitat for the endangered pied oystercatcher.

Why federal law is failing endangered species

The federal government is set to go ahead with its crackdown on environmental ‘lawfare’, which would restrict green groups' legal standing to challenge mining approvals and other developments.

Trained dogs, students help protect Tweed shorebirds

School students on the Tweed Coast are helping authorities protect endangered shorebirds from foxes.

Wildlife sanctuaries important tool in race to save species: NCC 


The Nature Conservation Council has welcomed an announcement by the NSW government that up to 12,000 hectares of existing national parks will be set...

Landscape change has rapid impacts on wildlife: SCU study

Landscape change, through the clearing and fragmenting of habitats, is a leading cause of biodiversity loss for our native animals.

Forestry only doing what they’re meant to

Glen Little, Dorrigo. Friday's agreement between community protesters and the Forestry Corporation of NSW was a great result for the community but FCNSW is legally obligated to do surveys properly in the first place.

Regional Forestry Agreements failing: EDO

Chris Dobney The EDO (Environmental Defenders Office) has produced a damning report on the operation of Regional Forestry Agreements (RFA) in the states, claiming they...

Two decades caring for wildlife

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nvs-g0Ul2A Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers have spent 20 years looking after and raising injured and abandoned native fauna. In Sharon Shostak’s enchanting video, volunteers explain...

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

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.