EcoNews — Herbicide spraying near your favourite NB lake, new forest conservation areas, and a good day for bees and butterflies

In this edition of EcoNews, we break down the 2018 herbicide spray map to identify the spraying hotspots near popular New Brunswick lakes this summer; we take a closer look at the provincial government's announcement about changes to Crown forest … [Read more...]

Conservation Council welcomes plan to protect more Crown forest lands, but calls lack of action on herbicide spraying a missed opportunity

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about changes to Crown forest management in New Brunswick. She is available for interviews. “The moves announced today to … [Read more...]

Let’s talk about phosphorus and blue-green algae

Talk of blue-green algae in the news this week has left many New Brunswickers confused and concerned about the potential threat posed by the ominous ‘soup.’   As we covered in our last blog, so-called blue-green algae is actually not an algae at … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Coastal protection, failure to communicate, and paddling the Musquash

In this edition of EcoNews, we celebrate more than $1.6 million in federal funding for the Peskotomuhkati Nation to restore and protect habitats around the Bay of Fundy; we bring you the highlights from a new report calling for comprehensive water … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Herbicide spray season starts, ‘mystery product’ from Irving Oil, and three cheers for Learning Outside

In this edition of EcoNews, an oil refinery product is released into a Saint John neighbourhood and Irving Oil won't say what it was; we bring you the first areas slated to be sprayed with herbicides in New Brunswick this summer; share the … [Read more...]

Stress and high water: how flooding impacts our mental health

This year’s historic flooding in New Brunswick damaged about 12,000 properties across the … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Shiny rooftops, kicking plastic pollution, and oh so many events

In this edition of EcoNews, we give you some highlights from our first-ever and, it turns out, incredibly popular N.B. EcoHomes Tour; we tell you about the plastics charter we signed onto that gives a roadmap to a plastic-waste-free Canada; invite … [Read more...]

Comfort, shiny rooftops, and inspiration: My trip on the NB EcoHomes tour

This past weekend I had the chance to attend the first-ever Passport to a Low Carbon Future EcoHomes Tour. Presented by the Conservation Council and the Saint John chapter of the Council of Canadians, this event was a self-guided tour of 12 homes … [Read more...]

40th anniversary screening of Budworks in Fredericton with award-winning independent filmmaker Neal Livingston

Back-to-back film nights at Conserver House include Livingston’s most recent documentary on clean energy and fracking,100 Short Stories FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is pleased to host a pair of film screenings with … [Read more...]

Passport to a Low Carbon Future EcoHomes Tour

Have you wondered what you can do to lessen your home’s carbon footprint? Would you like to learn more about the options available to you and the practical steps you can take to make a real difference? Here is your chance to see what homeowners in … [Read more...]

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