360 releases issued in the specified time period for Environment
June 7, 2011 2:38 PM
TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT/FINANCE--Province Making Buildings More Energy Efficient
The province is investing $10 million to improve the energy efficiency of government-owned buildings, which will save energy and money, and protect the environment.
June 6, 2011 11:31 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Protecting More Wilderness Land Highlights the Start of Environment Week
Nova Scotia is a step closer to designating Five Bridge Lakes Wilderness Area for protection with the release of a socio-economic study for public comment.
June 2, 2011 9:48 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Tips to Keep Your Lawn Healthy
NOTE: The following is a feature story about healthy lawns.
A healthy lawn has many benefits, and spring and summer are good times to develop healthy lawn habits. Here are a few simple steps that will help you keep your lawn healthy and help eliminate weeds.
April 21, 2011 11:42 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Boundaries Released for Proposed Wilderness Areas in Cumberland County
Nova Scotians are invited to comment on two proposed wilderness areas in Cumberland County.
April 20, 2011 2:37 PM
ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT--Scope of Hydraulic Fracturing Review Available for Public Comment
People across the province are invited to provide their views on hydraulic fracturing.
April 19, 2011 11:13 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Province Celebrates Environmental Achievements During Earth Week
Nova Scotians will benefit from a healthier environment thanks to reductions in the province's greenhouse gas emissions.
April 13, 2011 2:08 PM
ENVIRONMENT--ecoNova Scotia's Successes Celebrated in Final Report
The environment and the economy continue to benefit from the ecoNova Scotia program, according to the final report tabled today, April 13, by Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau.
April 12, 2011 2:55 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Consultation Set for Wilderness Area Additions
The province continues to protect unique areas throughout Nova Scotia with the proposed addition of 23 new parcels of land.
April 4, 2011 3:49 PM
ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT--Province to Review Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Operations
The province will review environmental issues associated with hydraulic fracturing, a technique used to free natural gas trapped in shale rock formations.
March 28, 2011 2:08 PM
ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT--Nova Scotians Congratulated for Earth Hour Participation
Nova Scotians who participated in this year's Earth Hour are being congratulated for their efforts to reduce electricity use.
March 25, 2011 1:30 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Minister Announces Website, ecoNova Scotia Funding for Municipalities
Nova Scotia municipalities will learn how to lower energy costs and reduce greenhouse-gas and air pollution emissions through a pair of government initiatives introduced today, March 25.
March 22, 2011 12:59 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Healthy Lawns For a Healthier Nova Scotia
A social media version of this release with hi-res downloadable photos and videos will be available later today, March 22, at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2011-03-22-Healthy-Lawns/ .
Nova Scotians will get help making the move to natural lawn and landscaping practices with the Healthy Lawns education campaign announced today, March 22.
March 7, 2011 11:25 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Prizes Inspire 4-H Clubs to Participate in National Water Week
Nova Scotia youth can learn and win by participating in water projects designed to better protect, understand, and encourage community involvement with water resources.
February 24, 2011 10:36 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Provincial Government Employees Surpass United Way Goal
Provincial government employees in the Halifax region showed extraordinary support during their annual United Way campaign, raising more than $538,000.
February 10, 2011 11:02 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Climate Change Guidebooks For Developers A Canadian First
Nova Scotia is the first province in Canada to help project developers navigate climate change issues with two guidebooks released today, Feb. 10.
February 4, 2011 9:18 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Nova Scotians Receive Environment Awards
A researcher with a passion for coastal protection and a high school environment club devoted to Piping Plovers and green space have been recognized for their commitment to marine protection.
December 16, 2010 1:10 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Nova Scotia Launches Water Strategy
NOTE: A social media version of this release with hi-res downloadable photos and video clips is available at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2010-12-16-Water-Strategy/ .
A new water strategy released today, Dec. 16, by Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau will help protect precious water resources now and into the future.
December 9, 2010 10:48 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Province to Hold Nova Scotia Power Accountable for New Mercury Emissions Caps
The province has taken steps to reduce the impact of rising electricity costs on Nova Scotians and set an even more ambitious target to reduce mercury emissions over the long term.
December 6, 2010 10:49 AM
ENVIRONMENT--New Pesticide Regulations For a Healthier Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia property owners and lawn-care providers can plan ahead for next year now that new regulations, released today, Dec. 6, clarify when they can buy and use pesticides.
November 26, 2010 11:22 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Trade Mission Puts Nova Scotia Companies in Spotlight
NOTE: A list of companies attending the conference follows this release.
Nova Scotia companies with expertise in clean technology and climate change will be in the spotlight at an international conference in Mexico next week.