Say no to shale gas in N.B. — send your letter today!

We need to speak up for the health and safety of New Brunswickers. Premier Blaine Higgs says his minority Progressive Conservative government will end the province-wide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and allow the controversial and risky process … [Read more...]

Tell Greater Moncton you want a plastic bag ban!

Time to speak up for the health of our oceans and wildlife! Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview are asking residents to participate in a short survey as the municipalities consider a region-wide ban on single-use plastic bags. “We’re taking it to … [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...]

Window is closing to avert climate disaster

Amidst the excitement over New Brunswick’s political situation and the hubbub surrounding cannabis, Brunswick News columnist Chris Morris provided a sober shot of reality in a commentary advising our new MLAs to pay attention to the latest, vitally … [Read more...]

November’s wicked wind storm in photos and tweets

Thousands of New Brunswickers are still without power after high winds — some gusting upwards of 110 kilometres per hour — rocked the province on Saturday and Sunday. At its peak, nearly 100,000 households and buildings were without power. … [Read more...]

Ignoring climate change is a risky venture

Volunteers fill sandbags near Fredericton during the St. John River flood of spring 2018. Water breached the banks of the river from April 27 to May 18, forcing thousands from their … [Read more...]

Should Irving’s pollution fine go to an Irving-led project?

Just when you thought you'd heard of everything. J.D. Irving Ltd. has pled guilty to polluting the St. John River with effluent from its Saint John pulp mill.  But the company’s lawyers are proposing a plea deal that would see Irving pay part of … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Irving’s pollution plea, Canada’s corporate litterbugs, and – finally – something we can all agree on

In this edition of EcoNews, we give you everything you need to write your MLA and political party leaders to show your support for protecting land and water in N.B.; we bring you the bizarro-world plea deal Irving is proposing after pleading guilty … [Read more...]

Most plastic waste in Canada leads back to these 5 companies

From wrinkled, old Tim Hortons coffee cups to crumpled candy wrappers, mangled Pepsi bottles and empty, waterworn cigarette packs — we’ve all noticed the glint of iconic logos mixed among the grass, half-buried in the sand and rocks at the beach, or … [Read more...]

Vote for strong water protection on this World Rivers Day

This weekend marks the 13th annual World Rivers Day (on Sunday, Sept. 23), when people across the globe celebrate their local rivers and reflect on how important they are and what these watercourses mean to them. On last year's World Rivers Day, I … [Read more...]

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