Genetically-modified Atlantic salmon will not save the planet

On April 2, 2019, Catherine McKenna, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change approved the production of genetically-modified Atlantic salmon by AquaBounty Technologies at Roll Bay in Prince Edward Island. This may represent the … [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...]

Environment Canada says it believes “further violations may occur” at Irving pulp mill

Part of Irving Pulp and Paper’s multi-million dollar fine for polluting the St. John River will not go toward a non-profit chaired by Jim Irving, who is also the mill’s co-CEO. Judge David Walker accepted a new plea deal on Monday that will see a … [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...]

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...]

EcoNews — Herbicide spraying near your favourite NB lake, new forest conservation areas, and a good day for bees and butterflies

In this edition of EcoNews, we break down the 2018 herbicide spray map to identify the spraying hotspots near popular New Brunswick lakes this summer; we take a closer look at the provincial government's announcement about changes to Crown forest … [Read more...]

Statement on Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle

Attention News Editors: Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with regards to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle today: “We congratulate the Hon. Dominic LeBlanc (MP — Beauséjour) as he moves from … [Read more...]

What’s going in our water? Have your say on World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day! On this day, we take time to honor our world’s shared ocean, celebrate its greatness, and learn how we can better protect it by working together. A healthy ocean is crucial for a healthy world. It generates much of … [Read more...]

North Atlantic right whales spotted in N.B. waters

Twelve North Atlantic right whales have been spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the same busy channel where the critically-endangered species suffered catastrophic deaths last summer. The whale sightings, confirmed by the federal government on … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Illegal pesticides, beating plastic pollution, and big job gains from energy efficiency

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our Fundy Baykeeper's scathing reaction to N.B.-based Northern Harvest Sea Farms' deliberate use of illegal pesticides in the Bay of Fundy; we give you the good news from Moncton about a possible looming ban … [Read more...]