Window is closing to avert climate disaster

Amidst the excitement over New Brunswick’s political situation and the hubbub surrounding cannabis, Brunswick News columnist Chris Morris provided a sober shot of reality in a commentary advising our new MLAs to pay attention to the latest, vitally … [Read more...]

November’s wicked wind storm in photos and tweets

Thousands of New Brunswickers are still without power after high winds — some gusting upwards of 110 kilometres per hour — rocked the province on Saturday and Sunday. At its peak, nearly 100,000 households and buildings were without power. … [Read more...]

Ignoring climate change is a risky venture

Volunteers fill sandbags near Fredericton during the St. John River flood of spring 2018. Water breached the banks of the river from April 27 to May 18, forcing thousands from their … [Read more...]

Conservation Council statement on federal carbon pricing plan

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, made the following statement with respect to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement on the federal carbon pricing plan. She is available for interviews. “Canada is showing leadership … [Read more...]

One thing we can all agree on: protecting nature in N.B.

New Brunswick may be facing an uncertain political future, but there is one topic that all New Brunswick MLAs, new and old, can agree on: the need to protect nature and the natural beauty of our province. Right now, 95 per cent of New Brunswick’s … [Read more...]

EcoAlert Special Edition: N.B. Election 2018

The platforms are out. The signs are up. And the TV debates (luv ‘em or hate ‘em) are almost done. And one thing is for certain — our messages have resonated and our collective impact has been felt. Various leaders and party platforms have … [Read more...]

When you go out in the woods today…

1. Will you commit to developing a new Crown Land and Forests Act that works for all New Brunswickers, creates well-paying jobs, is fair for private woodlot owners, protects water and biodiversity, and keeps people working, hunting, fishing and … [Read more...]

Clean water should be top priority

1. If elected, what will you do to ensure the full implementation of the water protection strategy? 2. How does your party plan to develop and implement a new watershed protection act by 2020?Flooding, sewage overflow, blue-green algae and poor … [Read more...]

Solar herd: check out N.B’s first solar farm on Open Farm Day!

This September, get a chance to see the provinces’ largest solar farm! As part of Open Farm Day in New Brunswick (Sept. 16, 2018), Auenland Farm will be holding an open house to let you see their solar operation first hand. After 35 years of dairy … [Read more...]

“Their excitement about the potential for solar energy grew the more they learned”

Things are heating up at Saint John’s Social Enterprise Hub – it is now home to the largest solar project in the city. The 60-panel installation is expected to prevent about 15.6 tonnes of carbon pollution from entering the atmosphere each year by … [Read more...]