northern rivers environment

Plastic-free coffee cups an Australian first

premium_icon Plastic-free coffee cups an Australian first

“At least we can recycle the cup properly afterwards.”

State Forests reopen after fires

premium_icon State Forests reopen after fires

A NUMBER of Northern Rivers State Forests have reopened to the public after rain...

The search to uncover toxic danger on our firegrounds

premium_icon The search to uncover toxic danger on our firegrounds

World-class researchers study soils from across the Northern Rivers

DIRE: Dry spell creates ‘ticking time bomb’ for fish kill

premium_icon DIRE: Dry spell creates ‘ticking time bomb’ for fish kill

Build-up of toxic black ooze in drains in floodplain

Fears fish kill could be a sign of things to come

premium_icon Fears fish kill could be a sign of things to come

THE dry conditions could have led to a fish kill at Emigrant Creek at Tintenbar...

'HORRIFIC PAIN': Ballina woman ‘burned’ by dangerous tree

premium_icon 'HORRIFIC PAIN': Ballina woman ‘burned’ by dangerous tree

"It feels like I’ve gone through a windscreen of a car.”

FULL LIST: Level 2 water restrictions

premium_icon FULL LIST: Level 2 water restrictions

LEVEL 2 water restrictions will be imposed on Monday for Rous Water customers, what...

LETHAL THREAT: Bushfires ignite cancerous soil

premium_icon LETHAL THREAT: Bushfires ignite cancerous soil

Substance spotlighted by renowned environmentalist Erin Brockovich

Fate of koala populations still uncertain

premium_icon Fate of koala populations still uncertain

A KOALA expert says there is still hope for the species after devastating fires.

Permits still needed, despite the rain

premium_icon Permits still needed, despite the rain

FIREFIGHTERS remind the community that despite some rain in the region, fire...

How the war against crazy pest was won

premium_icon How the war against crazy pest was won

THE DPI has won the war against the yellow crazy ant infestation

FULL LIST: Level 1 water restrictions

premium_icon FULL LIST: Level 1 water restrictions

Water restrictions are coming, but what does that mean?

WATER WARNING: Level 1 restrictions imposed

WATER WARNING: Level 1 restrictions imposed

Residents are being urged to lower their water consumption as water levels drop at...

Fancy new recycling centre comes to town

premium_icon Fancy new recycling centre comes to town

Ballina residents are rejoicing over the new Return and Earn centre opening its...

Is it Christmas without beetles?

premium_icon Is it Christmas without beetles?

THESE gorgeous scarab beetles with their iridescent shimmer used to be a wonderful...

’WE’RE FAILING’: Council's strong stand on Climate Emergency

premium_icon ’WE’RE FAILING’: Council's strong stand on Climate Emergency

“We’re failing, we’re asleep at the wheel and it’s on our watch."

Praying for rain just doesn't cut it

premium_icon Praying for rain just doesn't cut it

Places are burning that have not burned in recorded history

SCU professor witnesses 'world's biggest orgasm'

premium_icon SCU professor witnesses 'world's biggest orgasm'

Reef explodes with life in one of nature's greatest spectacles

When bushfires create their own 'perfect storm'

premium_icon When bushfires create their own 'perfect storm'

The clouds can make fires more difficult and hazardous to fight

Complaints of illegal asbestos handling investigated

premium_icon Complaints of illegal asbestos handling investigated

The council has been inspecting the site of the business

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