221 releases issued in the specified time period for Environment
April 5, 2013 2:17 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Flood Plan Reduces Risk for Vulnerable Communities
The province is addressing risks and helping to minimize damages for Nova Scotians living in communities vulnerable to flooding.
March 28, 2013 1:42 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Land Purchases Will Enhance Parks, Protected Areas
Investing in important lands will benefit wildlife and their habitats and help Nova Scotia reach, and surpass, its goal of protecting at least 12 per cent of its lands.
March 22, 2013 4:30 PM
ENVIRONMENT/ENERGY--Earth Hour Shines Spotlight on Energy Conservation
Nova Scotians are encouraged to unite with people around the globe during Earth Hour on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
March 22, 2013 1:06 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Nova Scotians Urged to Protect and Conserve Water
On this, World Water Day, Minister of Environment Sterling Belliveau is reminding Nova Scotians that water is a precious resource in need of our protection and stewardship.
February 28, 2013 1:25 PM
ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES--Plan Will Protect Important Lands, Enhance Parks
NOTE: A social media version of this release, with hi-res downloadable photos, is available at http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2013-02-28-Protected-Lands/. More photos and audio clips will be added after the event.
People in the province are invited to help define the final plan to manage and protect Nova Scotia's natural spaces.
February 4, 2013 3:04 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Port Hawkesbury Office Closed Today
The Department of Environment office at 218 MacSween St. in Port Hawkesbury is closed for the rest of the day today, Feb. 4, due to a power failure.
December 28, 2012 10:13 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Nova Scotians Come Together To Protect Troop Island
Troop Island's natural wildlife habitats and important coastal lands will be protected for the benefit of Nova Scotians and future generations thanks to the combined effort of residents, community groups, Halifax Regional Municipality and the province.
December 14, 2012 12:36 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Renewed Agreement Benefits Communities, Environment
Nova Scotians will continue to have a solid-waste reduction program recognized globally for its innovation, with a new agreement between the province and the Resource Recovery Fund Board Inc.
November 28, 2012 4:27 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Regional Office Closed for Move
The Department of Environment Sydney regional office at 295 Charlotte St., will be closed Thursday, Nov. 29.
November 28, 2012 9:42 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENT--Province Invests in More Lands
Nova Scotians will have more opportunities for recreation and economic development thanks to an investment in land purchases.
November 19, 2012 2:27 PM
ENVIRONMENT/ECONOMIC/RURAL DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM--Nova Scotians Benefit from Cleaner Environment, Greener Economy
Protecting the environment and growing the province's green economy to benefit families are the goals of legislation that will be introduced today, Nov. 19.
November 16, 2012 2:16 PM
ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT--Province Introduces Sustainable Transport Program
Communities throughout the province will be able to make transportation more sustainable, active and accessible through a new pilot program.
September 28, 2012 12:27 PM
Lake Ainslie: Setting the Record Straight
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Charlie Parker, Minister of Energy and Sterling Belliveau, Minister of Environment.
Nova Scotia is blessed with natural beauty and resources that employ thousands of people. But that economic activity shouldn't come at the expense of the health of families or our environment.
September 28, 2012 12:24 PM
ENVIRONMENT/ECONOMIC/RURAL DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM--Province continues to meet environmental, economic goals
Nova Scotian families are enjoying a cleaner, greener environment as the province continues to meet, and exceed, its targets in the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act.
September 14, 2012 5:56 PM
ENVIRONMENT/ENERGY--Agreement will Save on Power Bills, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The province's approach to clean energy has helped save Nova Scotia families an additional $1.3 billion on their power bills, while achieving the federal government's new greenhouse gas emission targets.
September 10, 2012 2:20 PM
ENVIRONNEMENT / BUREAU DE GESTION DES URGENCES--On demande aux propriétaires de puits de faire preuve de prudence
Les Néo-Écossais touchés par les inondations qui utilisent un puits pour leur eau potable doivent prendre des mesures de précaution pour assurer leur santé et leur sécurité.
September 10, 2012 2:18 PM
ENVIRONMENT/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE--Well Users Urged to Exercise Caution
Nova Scotians affected by flooding who use wells for drinking water should follow safety steps to protect their health and safety.
August 29, 2012 10:59 AM
HEALTH/WELLNESS/ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY SERVICES/SERVICE N.S./ MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Service Disruptions in Amherst
Some provincial government services continue to face disruptions today, Aug. 29, following a fire in Amherst on the weekend.
August 28, 2012 10:49 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Amherst Office Closed
The Department of Environment office at 71 East Victoria St., Amherst is closed today, Aug. 28, because of air quality issues from a nearby structure fire.
August 15, 2012 10:34 AM
ENVIRONMENT--New On-line System Improves Service Delivery
Nova Scotians now have better access to environmental services and greener options through a new on-line service.