363 releases issued in the specified time period for Environment
February 16, 2018 10:18 AM
ENVIRONMENT--New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements in Effect
New greenhouse gas reporting requirements are now in effect to support the province’s cap and trade program.
February 14, 2018 9:33 AM
PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE/ENVIRONMENT--Government to Hire Environment Prosecutor
Government will soon hire a prosecutor to focus on the environment.
January 5, 2018 12:08 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Decision on Film Plastics Disposal
The Nova Scotia Department of Environment has granted a temporary exemption to allow film plastic from Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) to go to a landfill.
November 17, 2017 1:38 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Appeal Decision Issued for Scotian Materials Quarry
Three appeals against a quarry in Halifax Regional Municipality, operated by Scotian Materials Ltd., have been dismissed.
November 15, 2017 9:06 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Lafarge Files Application for Industrial Approval
Lafarge Canada Inc. has filed an application for an industrial approval to use tires as a low-carbon fuel.
November 10, 2017 2:27 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Minister to Attend Climate Change Summit in Germany
Environment Minister Iain Rankin will attend the 23rd annual Council of the Parties conference in Bonn, Germany.
November 1, 2017 9:11 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Progress on Environmental Protection Recommendations
The Department of Environment is taking action to improve its operations to ensure environmental protection, to address recommendations outlined by the auditor general today, Nov. 1.
October 12, 2017 1:29 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Mercury Diversion Program Continues
The province is making changes to its air quality regulations that will allow a successful mercury diversion program to continue.
October 10, 2017 2:34 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Minister Issues Order and Fine to Northern Pulp
Environment Minister Iain Rankin has issued a ministerial order to Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation today, Oct. 10, requiring the company to address issues with its power boiler.
September 29, 2017 9:32 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Cap and Trade Legislation Introduced
Amendments to the Environment Act introduced today, Sept. 29, will allow Nova Scotia to develop a cap and trade program.
August 31, 2017 1:27 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Nova Scotia Receives Feedback on Proposed Cap and Trade Program
Nova Scotia has received feedback on its proposed cap and trade program to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
August 1, 2017 2:15 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Approvals Issued for Spraying
The Department of Environment has issued four new approvals for pesticide spraying covering about 1,654 hectares.
July 6, 2017 11:29 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Lafarge Approved for Pilot Project
Environment Minister Iain Rankin has given an environmental assessment approval, with conditions, to Lafarge Canada Inc. for a one-year pilot project with used tires as a low carbon fuel for one of its kilns in Brookfield, Colchester Co.
June 19, 2017 1:24 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Approval Issued for Quarry
The Department of Environment has issued an industrial approval to Scotian Materials Ltd. for a quarry in Halifax Regional Municipality.
May 26, 2017 10:57 AM
ENVIRONNEMENT--Prolifération possible d'algues bleues pendant le temps chaud
Les températures plus chaudes signifient que les Néo-Écossais doivent surveiller la prolifération d'algues bleues dans les lacs et les rivières.
May 26, 2017 10:54 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Algae Blooms Possible in Warm Weather
As the weather gets warm, Nova Scotians should watch for blue-green algae blooms in lakes and rivers.
May 19, 2017 3:49 PM
ENVIRONNEMENT--Qualité de l'eau du lac Fletcher
Un déversement de mazout domestique pourrait avoir une incidence sur la qualité de l'eau du lac Fletcher, à Fall River.
May 19, 2017 3:48 PM
ENVIRONMENT—Fletcher Lake Water Quality
A domestic fuel oil spill may affect the quality of water in Lake Fletcher in Fall River.
May 19, 2017 11:55 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Food Safety at Community Events
The Department of Environment is reminding event operators and vendors that they need a temporary food permit for community events where food is served.
March 8, 2017 10:24 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Government Seeks Input on Cap and Trade Program Design
Government is seeking feedback from stakeholders on the key elements of a new cap and trade program to ensure it is effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, is flexible and adaptable, and supports a competitive economy.