The importance of every drop
The importance of every drop

Water is an essential element. We depend on it but we take it for granted and we waste it. We expect to turn on the tap and out it comes: clean, clear plentiful water. However the demand on water for food production, energy, industrial and domestic uses is increasing. The needs of our growing world are escalating, with rapid urbanization, pollution and climate change all threatening water resources. Not all human uses of water are positive. Pollution and mismanagement have threatened the water supply of this planet. It is important we manage water supplies more carefully not just for ourselves but to maintain healthy ecosystems.

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PHOTOS: Take a peek at the North Coast National in the 1960s

premium_icon PHOTOS: Take a peek at the North Coast National in the 1960s

Fashions may have changed, but some things never will

Elderly man charged over historic child sex abuse

premium_icon Elderly man charged over historic child sex abuse

The crimes allegedly occurred in the 1980s near Lismore.

Weird sea creature found on North Coast beach

Weird sea creature found on North Coast beach

Several of these "strange organisms" were found on the sand

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