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 — Five things to love on Valentine’s Day

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you a feel-good list of five things we just know you'll love on this Valentine's Day — from celebrating a big win for our ocean and coastlines to giving you the chance to write your love letter to nature in New … [Read more...]

Things to come: Fredericton makes first foray into solar power

The City of Fredericton took a big step toward becoming a cleaner, greener city with the installation of its first municipality-owned solar panel array this week. In making the announcement on Monday, Feb. 12, mayor Mike O’Brien said the … [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...]

Another missed opportunity: Corbett on on budget 2018-19

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told reporters the province’s 2018-19 budget was another missed opportunity to help New Brunswickers deal with the health and safety risks of climate change. Corbett told CBC New Brunswick on Jan. 31 that it … [Read more...]

Statement on provincial budget 2018-19

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement today with respect to the release of the province's 2018-19 budget. "The budget sticks to the government’s early December announcement that there are no … [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...]

SJ launches province’s first airport EV charging station

Saying it see the transition to electric vehicles as “inevitable,” the Saint John Airport has installed the province’s first air terminal EV charging station. The charging station was added during renovations and is already open for use, the New … [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...]

Breaking EcoNews — N.B.’s Climate Change Act

So, we have a Climate Change Act for New Brunswick — something your Conservation Council has said we’ve needed for years. Is it exactly what we had in mind (or even close)? No. But let’s start with the good. The new bill, introduced in the … [Read more...]