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...]

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...]

EcoNews — Sending your #stopspraying letter, turning the page on fracking, and celebrating 50 years of environmental action

In this edition of EcoNews, we invite you to join hundreds of New Brunswickers who have already sent their letter demanding the province ban the spraying of glyphosate-based herbicides in our Crown forest; we share our reaction to Corridor Resources … [Read more...]

Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

The map showing where the forests will be sprayed with herbicides during summer 2019 is now available. Forestry companies spray large swaths of clearcuts with products containing glyphosate — a chemical linked to cancer and a slew of other health … [Read more...]

Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

The map showing where the forests will be sprayed with herbicides during summer 2019 is now available. Forestry companies spray large swaths of clearcuts with products containing glyphosate — a chemical linked to cancer and a slew of other health … [Read more...]

‘It’s an indication of a corporate agenda’: Conservation Council’s Lois Corbett on Rob Cumberland firing

Rod Cumberland, recently fired from his position as a college wildlife instructor, speaks out against glyphosate-spraying in front of the Legislative Assembly in this photo from May 2014. In the National Observer’s story about the firing of Rod … [Read more...]

Conservation Council’s new report sparks conversation about climate change as a public health issue in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick today releases a new report on climate change and its physical and mental health effects in New Brunswick. The report, Healthy Climate, Healthy New Brunswickers, prepared by Dr. Louise … [Read more...]

Forget playing with stickers. We need a grown-up discussion about climate change

The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with respect to Premier Blaine Higgs’ scheme to use citizens’ money for gas pump stickers containing misleading information about federal carbon tax. … [Read more...]

EcoNews Special Edition — Our shared legacy, a win for climate action, a rousing speech, and Great Moms & Great Trees

In this special edition of EcoNews, we share something we've been anxious to let out: your Conservation Council's big win at NB Power's Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards this week; plus, the wait is finally over: hard copies of The Great Trees of … [Read more...]

“If you give me a number, we’ll get them!” Read Corbett’s May Day speech

Lois Corbett speaks to the crowd at the rally to call on JD Irving to stop spraying glyphosate-based herbicides on Crown land. Nearly 100 New Brunswickers gathered at King's Square in Saint John on May Day to demand that J.D. Irving stop spraying … [Read more...]