EcoNews — What you need to know about blue-green algae this summer

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our primer on blue-green algae after the Department of Health issued an advisory for Nashwaak Lake earlier this week; we update you on the latest news regarding the tragic deaths of north Atlantic right whales … [Read more...]

Canada’s pesticide regulator “captured by industry”

The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, was quoted in a July 26 National Observer article about Canada’s problematic pesticide management agency. In the article, investigative journalist Bruce Livesey (a Fredericton High … [Read more...]

Feds introduce new regulations to curb air pollution

Irving Oil refinery, Saint John, New Brunswick. Nick Hawkins / CCNB The federal government is proposing regulations to reduce emissions from Canada’s biggest polluters. Catherine McKenna, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, … [Read more...]

World Wetlands Day – CCNB Celebrates with a Virtual Tour of New Brunswick Wetlands

In honour of World Wetlands Day, Feb. 2, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick and New Brunswick wildlife and conservation photographer Nick Hawkins have teamed up to create a virtual tour of NB wetlands and the wildlife that rely on them. To … [Read more...]

Fish Farm Biosecurity Inadequate to Protect Wild Salmon

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is bringing attention to a study published last week in the Virology Journal that reported on the presence of a European strain of an Atlantic salmon virus — infectious salmon anemia (ISAv) — in … [Read more...]

CCNB cancer study referenced in Reuters exclusive

The international news agency Reuters published an exclusive story on Irving Oil's struggles to adequately control air pollution coming from its marine terminal in Saint John on November 11, 2015. The article referenced research commissioned by … [Read more...]

What’s happening in our estuaries? A piece of the puzzle

Research pioneered by Inka Milewski and the Conservation Council of New Brunswick over a decade ago was expanded recently through a collaboration with Dalhousie University researchers Heike K Lotze and Reba McIver. The scientists looked at the … [Read more...]

Healthy Bays: We’re patrolling it.

Membership month at CCNB is all about encouraging long time and new supporters alike to be part of our work. By becoming a member, a monthly donor or renewing your membership you join hundreds of your fellow New Brunswickers who help us speak up for … [Read more...]

Fundy Baykeeper on sustainable land-raised Atlantic salmon

Matt Abbott, the Fundy Baykeeper, spoke with reporters for an article about Nova Scotia-based company Sustainable Blue selling its first order of land-raised Atlantic salmon on the market. Abbott said he was pleased to see the company getting its … [Read more...]

Cancer classification warrants phase-out of widely-used herbicide

A herbicide sprayed yearly and in large quantities on New Brunswick forests was recently classified as a probable cancer-causing chemical by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization. The decision … [Read more...]