Protecting public health should drive climate policy

Members of the Canadian military rescue a homeowner stranded by flood waters near Fredericton in April 2019. It was the second record-breaking flood along the Wolastow (St. John River) in New Brunswick in two years. Atlantic premiers and New … [Read more...]

‘A different scenario than we’ve seen in the lakes’: Researcher says toxic blue-green algae found along vast stretch of Wolastoq river 

Anatoxins from cyanobacteria have been confirmed to be responsible for a dog’s death in Fredericton this month A public health advisory about cyanobacteria posted at the Carleton Park boat launch in Fredericton. Photo: Jon MacNeill UPDATE: The … [Read more...]

‘A different scenario than we’ve seen in the lakes’: Researcher says toxic blue-green algae found along vast stretch of Wolastoq river 

Anatoxins from cyanobacteria have been confirmed to be responsible for a dog’s death in Fredericton this month A public health advisory about cyanobacteria posted at the Carleton Park boat launch in Fredericton. Photo: Jon MacNeill UPDATE: The … [Read more...]

Blue-green algae: here’s what you need to know

Warm, slow moving water might sound inviting for a relaxing dip – but if this sounds like the conditions at your favourite lake, you may want to check this site before jumping in. That’s where you’ll find the provincial government's health … [Read more...]

Our climate change and health special edition of EcoAlert Magazine is out!

This climate change and health special edition of EcoAlert Magazine shines a light on climate change's lesser-known public health consequences, guides you through our 2nd Annual Eco Buildings Tour, celebrates the passage of Canada's new Fisheries … [Read more...]

Our climate change and health special edition of EcoAlert Magazine is out!

This climate change and health special edition of EcoAlert Magazine shines a light on climate change's lesser-known public health consequences,  guides you through our 2nd Annual Eco Buildings Tour, celebrates the passage of Canada's new Fisheries … [Read more...]

Mercury contamination in N.B. fish: what you need to know

Conservation Council reiterates recommendations presented to government following alarming study nearly two decades ago A smallmouth bass caught, and released, in the Nashwaak River. Photo: Jon MacNeill/Conservation Council of New Brunswick The … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Climate change and our health, new protections for our ocean, and young New Brunswickers making waves of change

This week's edition of EcoNews leads with climate change and public health. Read our new report making the critical connection between the changing climate and our physical and mental health; check out the first in our series telling the stories of … [Read more...]

Passage of Bill C-68 ushers in wave of new protections for fish, and for the rivers, lakes and oceans they call home

Environmental and conservation groups respond to modernized Fisheries Act  — After almost four years of consultation and parliamentary process, environmental protections for fish and their habitat have finally been restored as a requirement under … [Read more...]

Canada is once again a world leader in fisheries management and protection

Conservation Council applauds new Canadian Fisheries Act, amendments to expand definitions for fish habitats, encourage reconciliation Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. November 2016. The Conservation Council … [Read more...]