EcoNews — Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you the online map, recently released by government and the forestry industry, showing where our Crown forest will be sprayed with glyphosate-based herbicides, and we welcome you to use our letter-writing tool to … [Read more...]

Corbett revisits some N.B.’s top environment stories of 2019   

With the beginning of the New Year — better yet, a new decade — comes the chance to look back at the past 12 months, take stock of our successes and failures, and make a commitment to do better – especially when it comes to safeguarding the quality … [Read more...]

Protecting right whales – a balanced plan for 2019

Fishers and scientists are on board with changes to the way the federal government will protect North Atlantic right whales in the 2019 season. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced the … [Read more...]

North Atlantic right whales – a timeline

The North Atlantic right whale population faced a rollercoaster of events these past few years. Here is a timeline of what the population faced, what was done about it, and future predictions. Prior 2017 It is not unheard of for right whale … [Read more...]

Another right whale found dead just as scientists warn species might not last 20 years

The devastating year for right whales continues. Another north Atlantic right whale has been found dead and decomposing off the coast of Massachusetts this week, reports the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), making it the 16th dead North … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

In this edition of EcoNews, we show you where our forest is being sprayed this summer with a breakdown of herbicide spray hotspots near popular N.B. lakes and which forestry companies are doing the most spraying; we make it easy for you to join New … [Read more...]

Update: Feds order tankers to slow down in Gulf of St. Lawrence

UPDATED: Aug. 11, 2017 11:30 a.m. The federal government has introduced a mandatory slow down for supertankers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to help prevent further deaths of north Atlantic right whales. Vessels 20 metres or more in length must … [Read more...]

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...]

EcoNews – Seven dead right whales devastating blow: expert

In this edition of EcoNews, we look at the call for swift action in the Gulf of St. Lawrence region in the wake of an unprecedented die-off of north Atlantic right whales and the tragic loss of a veteran fisher and whale rescue team member; we … [Read more...]

Right Whale sightings in the Bay of Fundy on the decline

Over the past few years it seems that North Atlantic right whales commonly seen in the Bay of Fundy during the summer months are swimming towards different waters. Researchers who study the black behemoths have noticed fewer of them entering the … [Read more...]