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...]

“How many letters will it take?” Photos from the rally against JD Irving’s citizen-funded glyphosate spraying program

New Brunswickers from all walks of life gathered in Saint John on May Day (May 1) to call on J.D. Irving to stop its citizen-funded herbicide spraying program on Crown land. Citizens met at King's Square, some dressed in creative costumes of … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Send your letter for climate action, floods in the changing climate, supporting strong environmental assessments, and oh so many upcoming events

In this edition of EcoNews, we invite you to use our helpful letter-writing tool to call on Premier Blaine Higgs to get serious about climate solutions; we share some thoughts from our Freshwater Campaigner about flooding in our changing climate; we … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Striking for climate solutions, budget highlights, celebrating a new MPA, and remembering Peter DeMarsh

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you photos and a recap of the inspiring day of climate action in N.B. and across the planet last Friday; we bring you climate action highlights from the federal budget and (the lack thereof in) the provincial … [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...]

Nova Scotia makes first steps toward ‘ecological forestry’ triad model

In the summer of 2017, the provincial government in Nova Scotia appointed Professor William Lahey, a former deputy environment minister and current president of the University of King’s College, to lead a long-sought review of forestry practices in … [Read more...]

Filmmaker exposes corporate capture in forestry in N.B.

Filmmaker Charles Thériault’s passion is observing. His troubling encounter with a young man in the northern rural New Brunswick community of Kedgwick made him turn his camera on the forest. The result: a popular web series documenting decades of … [Read more...]

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