New Conservation Council report: climate change, floods, ice storms affect our health

The forecast is dire — but the solutions we need to slow climate change will make us happier and healthier The sky is clear and the sun is punishing. A thick layer of ozone ripples above the pavement. No matter how much water you drink, you know … [Read more...]

New Brunswick Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing

Volume I: The Findings Volume II: Potential Economic, Health and Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Development Volume III: Compendium of Mitigation Options for Potential Human and Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Development … [Read more...]

Passage of Bill C-68 ushers in wave of new protections for fish, and for the rivers, lakes and oceans they call home

Environmental and conservation groups respond to modernized Fisheries Act  — After almost four years of consultation and parliamentary process, environmental protections for fish and their habitat have finally been restored as a requirement under … [Read more...]

You can’t go fishing in a dress

On Father's Day, our Communications Director Jon MacNeill recalls the first fishing trip with his daughter, Lainey. “You can’t go fishing in a dress,” I say as my seven-year-old daughter emerges from her bedroom in a frilly blue and white frock, … [Read more...]

Get Dad something wild on Father’s Day

Our new book, The Great Trees of New Brunswick, 2nd Edition, is a must have for Dads who love to get out and about Great Dads deserve Great Gifts. There's no better gift for the woods-loving fathers of New Brunswick than our new book! A … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Not again: fracking back on the table in NB, Higgs playing with stickers, CAPP’s kooky ideas, and, thankfully, some stories guaranteed to lift your spirit

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you a mixed bag: see our reaction to news last week that Premier Higgs’ government quietly moved to allow shale gas fracking in the Sussex area, and we question the Premier’s scheme to spend citizens’ money on … [Read more...]

‘Now I’m making plans’: 2019 Eco Buildings Tour inspires change and hope

The Conservation Council's Jon MacNeill takes you along for his adventure during our Pathway to a Cleaner Future: EcoBuildings Tour, held in Greater Saint John, Fredericton and Moncton on Saturday, June 1. Josée Green didn’t want to save the … [Read more...]

Forget playing with stickers. We need a grown-up discussion about climate change

The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with respect to Premier Blaine Higgs’ scheme to use citizens’ money for gas pump stickers containing misleading information about federal carbon tax. … [Read more...]

All federal parties must reject CAPP’s election demands on energy development and climate change

June 5, 2019, Ottawa—Major Canadian environmental groups are asking all federal parties to reject a set of demands proposed yesterday by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Canada’s largest oil and gas lobby group. CAPP is asking … [Read more...]

‘None of these conditions have been met’: Conservation Council responds to Higgs’ government silent lifting of fracking moratorium in Sussex region

In wake of closed-door cabinet decision to lift fracking moratorium regionally, Conservation Council hearkens back to independent commission’s report showing moratorium is smartest policy, reminds government conditions for lifting moratorium have not … [Read more...]

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