On World Water Day, let’s turn to nature for solutions

Happy World Water Day! From the water crises in Cape Town, South Africa and Flint, Michigan to the countless drinking water advisories in First Nations across Canada, this 25th World Water Day looks different for the millions of communities across … [Read more...]

On World Water Day, and every day, we need an economy that puts water protection first

The Nashwaak watershed is a vibrant network of rivers, streams and tributaries flowing 110 kilometres across central New Brunswick, from the Upper Nashwaak Lake below Juniper to the St. John River in Fredericton. For generations, families living in … [Read more...]

Environmental groups call on Canadian government to ensure oil and gas companies reduce their carbon emissions, just like everyone else

Ottawa, March 9, 2018 – The federal government must immediately close loopholes and rein in carbon emissions from oil and gas companies, say a broad cross- section of Canada’s major environmental groups. “True leadership in 2018 means having the … [Read more...]

A breakthrough budget for whales, wildlife and water

FREDERICTON — Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government’s 2018-19 Budget, which included an unprecedented $1.3 billion commitment over five years for protecting land and endangered … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Smart stewardship, help for whales, and a big ‘thank you!’

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you a great story about conservation in action from the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy; we give you our reaction to and analysis of the long-awaited New Brunswick water protection strategy, and then our less … [Read more...]

Statement on draft federal carbon pricing legislation

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, released the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about the federal government’s draft carbon pricing legislation: The Ministers today put forward a system for pricing … [Read more...]

Betting big: Tesla completes world’s largest battery ahead of schedule

Tesla’s newest feat may help mitigate one of renewable energy’s most persistent problems — how to use it when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. In March, Tesla founder Elon Musk vowed on Twitter to deliver a battery system for South … [Read more...]

65 forced from homes after Irving Oil butane leak in Saint John

A leak of a highly-flammable gas at Irving Oil’s operations forced roughly 65 people from their homes in an east Saint John neighbourhood on Monday, Jan. 8. The CBC reported on the butane leak at Irving Oil’s Saint John East Terminal after the … [Read more...]

No incentives: Corbett pans province’s climate change bill

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett largely panned the provincial government’s new climate change legislation, telling reporters the legislation misses the mark on pricing carbon and doesn’t provide enough help to New Brunswickers to use less fossil … [Read more...]

Corbett comments on hunt for new fuel source for coal-fired Belledune

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, weighed in on NB Power’s Dec. 13 announcement that the public utility is seeking a new fuel source for the Belledune coal-fired generating station, with the goal of eliminating coal by 2030. Corbett welcomed … [Read more...]