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...]

Don’t forget protection from nature, citizens’ mental health: Corbett responds to Fredericton’s flood engagement report

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett spoke to CTV Atlantic's Laura Brown on Wednesday, Nov. 6 after the City of Fredericton released its findings from community meetings held this summer to hear residents' experiences with back-to-back historic floods … [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...]

We’re in this together: New Brunswickers vote for climate action

New Brunswickers and people clear across the country voted this week for urgent, meaningful action on climate change.  The majority of New Brunswickers who cast a ballot in Monday’s federal election did so for a party with a strong platform on … [Read more...]

Background materials on carbon pricing in N.B.

The following are resources prepared by the Conservation Council of New Brunswick on carbon pricing: how it works in New Brunswick, what the provincial government is currently proposing, and our recommendations for a strong plan that will reduce … [Read more...]

Celebrate 50 years of environmental action with our special anniversary edition of EcoAlert!

With the Conservation Council of New Brunswick celebrating our 50th Anniversary, this special edition of EcoAlert Magazine rolls back the clock to shine a light on the many campaigns and landmark public policy victories achieved by the Conservation … [Read more...]

Conservation Council celebrates New Brunswick’s environmental heroes at 50th anniversary gala

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick celebrated 50 years of environmental action this weekend by honouring the people and organizations who have worked with us to improve the lives of New Brunswickers and the health of our … [Read more...]

N.B. municipalities vote in favour of province-wide plastic bag ban as Atlantic Canadians say loud and clear: governments and manufacturers have to clean up their act

FREDERICTON — The Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick will call on the provincial government to ban single-use plastic bags across the province.  The union, which represents 60 cities, towns and villages across N.B., voted in favour of the … [Read more...]

“It’s a hard read”: Abbott on IPCC’s oceans report

Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, spoke to reporters this week about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s new report on the ocean and cryosphere (or frozen parts of the Earth). Abbott spoke with CTV Atlantic’s Mike Cameron about the … [Read more...]

IPCC’s special report on climate change and oceans is scientific call to action to protect coastal communities and critical inshore fisheries

The Conservation Council’s Marine Conservation Program issued the following statement with respect to the release of today’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … [Read more...]