360 releases issued in the specified time period for Environment
June 24, 2010 2:37 PM
ENVIRONNEMENT--Des fonds pour aider les municipalités à réduire les émissions et améliorer la qualité de l'air
REMARQUE : Une liste des projets qui ont reçu du financement suit le présent communiqué.
Quatre municipalités et un centre communautaire des arts contribueront à combattre les changements climatiques et à améliorer la qualité de l'air grâce à des fonds provinciaux de plus de 448 000 $ pour des projets liés à l'efficacité énergétique et à l'énergie renouvelable.
June 24, 2010 2:35 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Funding Helps Municipalities Reduce Emissions, Improve Air Quality
NOTE: A list of projects receiving funding follows this release.
Four municipalities and a community arts centre will help fight climate change and improve air quality with more than $448,000 in provincial funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
June 23, 2010 1:52 PM
ENVIRONMENT/ECONOMIC/RURAL DEVELOPMENT/TRANSPORTATION/ INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Environmental and Economic Progress, Energy Efficiency Funding
Nova Scotia is making good progress toward its goal of having a cleaner, greener, more economically sustainable environment, as shown in a progress report released, today, June 23.
June 15, 2010 5:11 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Atlantic Environment Ministers Talk Green Economy
Nova Scotia's plans to address climate change, clean air, waste management and the green economy were shared today, June 15, by Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau with his counterparts from Atlantic Canada. The Council of Atlantic Environment Ministers met in Fredericton.
June 11, 2010 1:16 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Funding Announced for LED Streetlights, Solar, Wind Power
NOTE: A list of funding amounts for municipalities follows this release.
Municipalities in Nova Scotia are receiving more than $2 million to help convert conventional streetlights to energy-efficient LED streetlights that save money and benefit the environment.
June 10, 2010 1:36 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Funding Will Help Cut Travel, Share Information
Nova Scotia municipalities will be able to decrease travel, and associated air pollutants, thanks to two grants totalling $132,000 from the province.
June 3, 2010 10:53 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Consultation Extended on Contaminated Sites Discussion Paper
The province is extending the deadline for Nova Scotians to provide input on a contaminated sites discussion paper.
June 2, 2010 1:38 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Government Use of Bottled Water Restricted
A provincial government policy announced today, June 2, eliminates the purchase and use of bottled water by all government departments with access to potable tap water. The policy emphasizes the high quality of Nova Scotia's tap water and reduces the amount of plastic entering the province's waste recycling systems.
June 2, 2010 12:22 PM
ENVIRONNEMENT / PROMOTION ET PROTECTION DE LA SANTÉ--Lancement du projet pilote de la Cote air santé
La Nouvelle-Écosse célèbre la Journée de l'air pur, aujourd'hui 2 juin, en apportant des améliorations à la Cote air santé.
June 2, 2010 12:18 PM
ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH PROMOTION AND PROTECTION--Province Launches Air Quality Health Pilot Program
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/2010-06-02-air.asp .
Nova Scotia marks Clean Air Day today, June 2, with enhancements to the Air Quality Health Index.
May 31, 2010 10:10 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Environment Week Wilderness Outings
Nature lovers are encouraged to embrace Nova Scotia's wilderness during Environment Week 2010, May 30 to June 5, by exploring Nova Scotia's protected areas.
May 28, 2010 11:21 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Clean Air Funding Helps Businesses, Municipalities
NOTE: A list of projects that will receive funding follows this release.
Ten Nova Scotian businesses and municipalities in the South Shore region are receiving more than $570,000 for projects that will help reduce greenhouse gases and air pollutants.
May 27, 2010 2:58 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Minister Receives Report from Remediation Monitoring Oversight Board
The Remediation Monitoring Oversight Board has submitted its second report on the Department of Environment's performance as the primary regulator of the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Cleanup Project.
May 7, 2010 12:06 PM
ENVIRONNEMENT--Le gouvernement provincial publie un document de travail sur les sites contaminés
Le gouvernement provincial souhaite connaître l'opinion des Néo-Écossais sur la meilleure façon de décontaminer et de réaménager les sites contaminés.
May 7, 2010 11:58 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Province Releases Discussion Paper on Contaminated Sites
The province is seeking input from Nova Scotians on how best to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites.
May 4, 2010 12:49 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Non-Essential Pesticides Ban for Nova Scotia
A proposed ban on the sale and use of non-essential pesticides will protect the health of Nova Scotia's environment and people across the province.
April 23, 2010 2:14 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Province Collaborates on Climate Change Adaptation
Nova Scotia has joined with the other Atlantic provinces and the federal government to help the region adapt to climate change.
April 22, 2010 11:57 AM
ENVIRONMENT–-Carbon Offset Fund for Environment, Economy
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the province introduced a bill today, April 22, to create a voluntary carbon offset fund to help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and expand the green economy.
April 9, 2010 12:49 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Highway 113 Corridor Approved With Conditions
A proposed four-lane, controlled access highway near Hammonds Plains in Halifax Regional Municipality, has received conditional environmental assessment approval.
March 24, 2010 11:11 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENT--Province Completes Large Land Purchase Program
NOTE: Maps of the land purchases are available at www.gov.ns.ca/natr
The province has finalized its unprecedented Large Land Purchase Program, acquiring in this fiscal year more than 140,000 acres of land -- equivalent to one-and-a-half times the size of Kejimkujik National Park.