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 Health Canada’s phase out of bee-killing pesticides, but says immediate ban most prudent approach

Attention News Editors:  Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government’s announcement on phasing out neonicotinoids. She is available for interviews. “This is a major victory for protecting … [Read more...]

Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

The map showing where the forests will be sprayed with herbicides during summer 2018 is now available. Forestry companies spray large swaths of clearcuts with products containing glyphosate — a chemical linked to cancer and a slew of other health … [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...]

Statement on Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle

Attention News Editors: Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with regards to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle today: “We congratulate the Hon. Dominic LeBlanc (MP — Beauséjour) as he moves from … [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...]

Citizens’ coalition calls for new laws to protect water quality of Northumberland Strait

The group SWWAT (Save our Wetlands, Waters and Tourism), which is made up of volunteer residents living along the coast from Shediac to Port Elgin, has released its final report and recommendations on improving coastal protection and restoration in … [Read more...]

Conservation Council proud to collaborate with Peskotomuhkati Nation on coastal restoration

Canada’s Coastal Restoration Fund is making waves along the coast of New Brunswick … [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...]

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