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Atlantic Canadians think ocean protection can help grow the economy, says newly released polling 

        January 29, 2020 — Recently released polling reveals Atlantic Canadians recognize the ocean’s importance to Atlantic Canada’s economy while strongly supporting increased marine protection. The polling was … [Read more...]

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...]

EcoNews — A heartfelt thank you, keeping an eye on committee, and some exciting news from Conserver House!

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our heartfelt thanks following our most successful year-end fundraising drive yet; we share details (what few are available, anyway) on the legislature's new committee studying glyphosate and other … [Read more...]

Statement on clean energy deal between New Brunswick and Quebec 

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about NB Power and Hydro-Quebec’s agreement on the Mactaquac dam refurbishment and clean energy supply. “Bringing … [Read more...]

Conservation Council responds to approval of N.B.’s carbon price for consumers

Attention News Editors: Louise Comeau, Director of the Conservation Council’s Climate Change and Energy Solutions Program, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government approving New Brunswick’s carbon pricing system for … [Read more...]

Premier letting us down on energy efficiency: Corbett on N.B,’s weak ranking in national scorecard

New Brunswick is a major laggard when it comes to helping people and businesses save money on electricity costs and reduce their carbon pollution footprint, according to the first-ever national energy efficiency scorecard. Efficiency Canada’s … [Read more...]

Conservation Council of New Brunswick reacts to climate action commitments in Throne Speech

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is pleased to see significant commitments to addressing climate change in the 2019 Speech from the Throne, including: Establishing a carbon pricing system and introducing legislation … [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...]

EcoNews — Big news for protected natural areas, rallying for Rod Cumberland, and starting a new conversation about climate action in N.B.

In this edition of EcoNews, we celebrate a long-sought victory as the province commits to protect at least 10 per cent of N.B.'s land and water by 2020 — but where exactly the new spaces will be, and whether they'll be fully protected in law, remains … [Read more...]

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