North Atlantic Right Whale death toll reaches 17

  Another North Atlantic right whale has been found dead on a beach on Nantucket Island, off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This brings the number of deaths to 17 for the year in Canadian and US waters, nearly 4 percent of the total right … [Read more...]

Conservation Council’s recommendations for a strong water strategy

The Conservation Council has submitted comments on the Department of Environment and Local Government’s draft water strategy, A Water Strategy for New Brunswick 2018-2028. Following the release of the draft water strategy, we created a free … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Strong water protection & a glyphosate-free forest

In this edition of EcoNews, we make it easy for you to have your say on a strong, comprehensive water protection strategy for New Brunswick just before the upcoming deadline for public comments; we share an interview with a retired government … [Read more...]

Read the debate over the motion on glyphosate spraying in NB

On Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, elected officials in New Brunswick's Legislative Assembly debated a motion about the spraying of glyphosate-based herbicides in the province's Crown forest. The motion, brought forward by Gagetown-Petitcodiac MLA Ross … [Read more...]

EcoNews – Protecting water, petitions, wind power, & open-pit pollution

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you the latest number of New Brunswickers calling for an end to the spraying of glyphosate-based herbicides in our forest (teaser: it's a big number); our Tracy Glynn talks to reporters about the need for modern … [Read more...]

Class-action lawsuit underway against large open-pit mine in Quebec

 More than 200 residents who launched a class-action lawsuit against the operators of a large open-pit mine in Quebec are getting their day in the Quebec Superior Court. MiningWatch Canada reports that the class-action suit — representing roughly … [Read more...]

Pollution test Irving takes issue with has been used “to the benefit of all Canadians”

Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, told CBC New Brunswick the pollution test that Irving Pulp and Paper claims is being applied unconstitutionally has in fact been used across the country for decades “to the benefit of all Canadians.” Last year, … [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...]

Irving claims pollution charges against it are unconstitutional

We’re pretty certain the authors of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms didn’t have the right to pollute, at will, in mind when they penned the iconic document. Irving Pulp and Paper intends to launch a Charter challenge claiming that the … [Read more...]

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