One protected area is good, a fully connected network of marine protected areas is better

The Banc-des-Américains (American Bank) Marine Protected Area (MPA) received final approval on March 6, 2019 and is now the largest offshore protected area in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence (GSL). The final boundaries are shown below and encompass an … [Read more...]

Say no to shale gas in N.B. — send your letter today!

We need to speak up for the health and safety of New Brunswickers. Premier Blaine Higgs says his minority Progressive Conservative government will end the province-wide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and allow the controversial and risky process … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Call to action on Sisson Mine, Premier at the pro-pipeline rally, Fundy Baykeeper on aquaculture reform, and Drive Electric NB’s happy problem

In this edition of EcoNews, we encourage you to use our letter-writing tool to have your say on the Sisson Mine's plan to use fish-bearing brooks in the Nashwaak Watershed for part of its waste tailings as the federal government takes final comments … [Read more...]

Fundy Baykeeper says N.B. aquaculture industry needs better regulation, robust oversight

Our Fundy Baykeeper says the history of illegal activity in New Brunswick’s aquaculture industry should be addressed by improved regulations and robust enforcement oversight as the provincial government considers changes to the Aquaculture … [Read more...]

Protecting right whales – a balanced plan for 2019

Fishers and scientists are on board with changes to the way the federal government will protect North Atlantic right whales in the 2019 season. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced the … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Fracking follies, Eco-Heroes on set, and beating plastic pollution on Land and Sea

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you an informative commentary from our friend Jim Emberger about the oil and gas industry's penchant for over-promising, under-delivering, and racking up loads of debt (and environmental messes) in the process; we … [Read more...]

Fundy Baykeeper to speak at CBC Land and Sea event

Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, will talk about the impact plastic pollution is having on our beautiful Bay of Fundy as a panelist at CBC Land and Sea’s Waves of Change public screening event and discussion on Monday, Feb. 4 in Fredericton. This … [Read more...]

North Atlantic right whales – a timeline

The North Atlantic right whale population faced a rollercoaster of events these past few years. Here is a timeline of what the population faced, what was done about it, and future predictions. Prior 2017 It is not unheard of for right whale … [Read more...]

Retail council calls for province-wide plastic bag ban

As municipalities in the Greater Moncton Area consider a ban on single-use plastic bags, the Atlantic branch of the Retail Council of Canada supports the move, but says councillors should think even bigger. Moncton has been looking into a plastic … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Irving’s pollution plea, Canada’s corporate litterbugs, and – finally – something we can all agree on

In this edition of EcoNews, we give you everything you need to write your MLA and political party leaders to show your support for protecting land and water in N.B.; we bring you the bizarro-world plea deal Irving is proposing after pleading guilty … [Read more...]

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