The CCNB Blog

Fresh tomatoes in January, anyone?

New Brunswick PhD student’s ‘climate battery’ greenhouse grows fresh produce year-round Andrew Mathis inside his climate-controlled year-round greenhouse. Photo: Jon MacNeill/Conservation Council The food we eat has a substantial impact on the … [Read more...]

Keeping a close eye on new committee to study glyphosate

New Brunswickers were treated to a pretty rare sight in the dying days of 2019: a big debate in the legislature on whether to ban the herbicide glyphosate in the Crown forest. As a result, we have a new legislative committee charged with studying … [Read more...]

A fossil fuel by any other name: Corbett says wrong decade for oil and gas developments as Corridor rebrands and doubles down on Sussex-area fracking

Amid news that Corridor Resources rebranded itself and hired a new management team to pursue an exemption under New Brunswick’s fracking moratorium, the Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, says this is simply not the decade for … [Read more...]

“The proof will be in the legislative change”: Corbett on latest changes to forestry management

"The proof will be in the legislative change." This was what the Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, and Rick Doucett, President of the New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners, had to say about the province’s move to freeze … [Read more...]

Think local. Support local. Buy local, this holiday season

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is reminding moms and dads that they have a free, easy-to-use service right at their fingertips chock full of wonderful, local gifts that will make any recipient feel warm and fuzzy this holiday … [Read more...]

Statement: Premier failing seniors, small businesses by lagging on energy efficiency 

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, issued the following statement today with respect to the release of Efficiency Canada’s first-ever provincial energy efficiency scorecard. She is … [Read more...]

Reading and artist talk: New Brunswick author invites you to tackle eco-anxiety with a poetic odyssey on the Bay of Fundy

While the world struggles to come to terms with the growing problem of “ecological grief” in the face of the climate crisis – whether it’s the mind-numbing fear of crop-killing droughts, black-outs caused by ice storms, or the slow realization that … [Read more...]

Fantastic guest speakers at our 50th AGM — Nov. 23!

Our 50th Annual General Meeting is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 23 in Fredericton!  We really hope to see you there. It is a time to discuss our year, catch up with friends, and meet our dedicated volunteers and staff. We will also have some fantastic … [Read more...]

Rally for Rod Cumberland — Nov. 19 in Fredericton!

Just under six months ago, New Brunswick witnessed one of the province’s most trusted wildlife experts and deer biologists, Rod Cumberland, be fired from his teaching position at the Maritime College of Forest Technology in Fredericton. Rod has been … [Read more...]

Aw shucks: Ocean acidification and the oyster industry

The first article in a new series looking at the challenges facing oyster growers in New Brunswick For many families, shucking and gulping down your first raw oyster is a celebrated right of passage in Maritimer life. The salty mollusks are also … [Read more...]