New measures to help right whales’ safe passage

The federal government announced new measures this week aimed at helping North Atlantic right whales return to the Gulf of St. Lawrence next summer. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced four changes to the snow crab fishery … [Read more...]

Another right whale found dead just as scientists warn species might not last 20 years

The devastating year for right whales continues. Another north Atlantic right whale has been found dead and decomposing off the coast of Massachusetts this week, reports the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), making it the 16th dead North … [Read more...]

EcoNews – Pulp mill pollution, pipelines, and water policy

In this edition of EcoNews, we look at Irving Pulp and Paper's intention to argue that pollution charges laid against it by the federal government last year are unconstitutional (sorry, come again?); we breathe a sigh of relief and look with hope … [Read more...]

Tanker strikes leading cause of right whale deaths: report

Scientists have a clearer picture of how a record-setting number of North Atlantic right whale deaths occurred in East Coast waters this summer. Wildlife pathologists released their necropsy results in an incident report out Oct. 5, concluding … [Read more...]

Canada, U.S. launch investigation into right whale deaths

Canada and the U.S. are launching a joint investigation into the deaths of 13 endangered North Atlantic right whales, after the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared the die off an “unusual mortality event,” or … [Read more...]

How can you help the right whale?

My introduction to the north Atlantic right whale was a spectacular one: standing on a sailboat in the Bay of Fundy surrounded by a pod of the majestic mammals. I could see the curious whales in every direction, some playfully slapping their fins … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

In this edition of EcoNews, we show you where our forest is being sprayed this summer with a breakdown of herbicide spray hotspots near popular N.B. lakes and which forestry companies are doing the most spraying; we make it easy for you to join New … [Read more...]

Update: Feds order tankers to slow down in Gulf of St. Lawrence

UPDATED: Aug. 11, 2017 11:30 a.m. The federal government has introduced a mandatory slow down for supertankers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to help prevent further deaths of north Atlantic right whales. Vessels 20 metres or more in length must … [Read more...]

Baykeeper calls for mandatory slow down of supertankers

A tenth north Atlantic right whale has been found dead, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) stated in a series of social media posts Tuesday evening. The carcass was found south of the River of Ponds area in Newfoundland by a DFO … [Read more...]

EcoNews — What you need to know about blue-green algae this summer

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our primer on blue-green algae after the Department of Health issued an advisory for Nashwaak Lake earlier this week; we update you on the latest news regarding the tragic deaths of north Atlantic right whales … [Read more...]

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