360 releases issued in the specified time period for Environment
March 19, 2012 11:48 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Canada, Nova Scotia Working Together to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau and federal Environment Minister Peter Kent announced today, March 19, that they are working toward an equivalency agreement on coal-fired electricity greenhouse gas regulations.
March 12, 2012 10:13 AM
ENVIRONMENT--New Regulations Will Improve Contaminated Site Management
The province is introducing new rules to provide a clearer, faster and easier process for cleaning up contaminated sites.
March 8, 2012 3:18 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Boil Water Order Lifted
A boil water order issued Tuesday, March 6, to the Nova Scotia Community College Marconi Campus and Cape Breton University has been lifted.
February 2, 2012 2:26 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Province Announces Citizen Science Initiative on World Wetlands Day
This World Wetlands Day, today, Feb. 2, the province is inviting Nova Scotians to help increase understanding of the province's wetlands by gathering and reporting valuable information to the Department of Environment.
December 20, 2011 10:42 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Minister Denies Appeal of Onshore Oil Exploration Approval
Petroworth Resources Inc. can proceed with the drilling of an exploratory oil well in Lake Ainslie, Cape Breton.
December 15, 2011 12:49 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Remember Electronics Recycling This Holiday Season
As Nova Scotians receive the latest high-tech gadgets this holiday season, they are reminded that old electronics must be sent for reuse or recycling and cannot be placed in the garbage.
November 30, 2011 2:39 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Amendments Enhance Environmental Protection
The province is amending the Environment Act to better protect the environment and public health.
November 21, 2011 11:14 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Funding Will Help Purchase Lands for Protection
The province is investing $6.5 million to purchase land so it can be protected in the future.
October 25, 2011 1:29 PM
ENVIRONMENT--More Valuable Land Protected
The province is designating Five Bridge Lakes as a wilderness area so that generations of Nova Scotians can enjoy nature just minutes away from the city.
October 24, 2011 11:31 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Legislated Review of Environmental Goals and Sustainability Act to Proceed
The province welcomes an independent review of the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act. The act requires a review every five years.
October 17, 2011 12:10 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Nova Scotia Celebrates Waste Reduction Week in Canada
Nova Scotia continues to lead by example as Canada celebrates Waste Reduction Week, Oct. 17-23.
October 14, 2011 12:04 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Province Releases Wetland Conservation Policy
The province is conserving Nova Scotia's wetlands through a new policy, released today, Oct. 14.
October 12, 2011 11:11 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Nature Reserve Protects Important Cape Breton Lands
The province is protecting more than 24 hectares of natural habitat and valuable shoreline along Bras d'Or Lake.
October 1, 2011 9:36 AM
ENVIRONMENT--New Idling Policy For Government Vehicles Begins
Nova Scotians can breathe easier with the province's new idling policy affecting all government vehicles.
September 28, 2011 2:12 PM
ECONOMIC/RURAL DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM/ENVIRONMENT--Province Congratulates Nova Scotia's Sustainable Leaders
Four green business leaders are making a name for themselves and Nova Scotia by being recognized for their sustainable business efforts.
September 28, 2011 12:15 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Climate Change Adaptation Projects Help Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia will be better prepared for the effects of climate change after funding for new adaptation projects.
September 20, 2011 1:53 PM
ENVIRONMENT--The Straight Facts on Straight Pipes, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an Op-Ed by Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau.
Some of us can probably remember a time when a home's water came from an iron hand-pump and its sewage disposal needs were handled by a little building in the back yard.
September 20, 2011 10:17 AM
ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT--Province Approves Onshore Exploration Well
PetroWorth Resources has received approval to drill an exploratory well in search of oil in the Lake Ainslie area, home of the province's first onshore well in 1869.
September 6, 2011 2:41 PM
ENVIRONMENT--New Plan Builds on Success of Solid Waste Strategy
The province will continue as a world leader in solid waste management thanks to a new plan released today, Sept. 6.
August 31, 2011 12:37 PM
ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Gays River Spring Warning
Tests have confirmed that a popular roadside spring in Colchester County used for drinking water is unsafe to drink.