360 releases issued in the specified time period for Environment
March 19, 2010 10:22 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Groundwater is Nova Scotia's Buried Treasure, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece for World Water Day by John Drage, hydrogeologist with the Department of Environment.
It's valuable and deep underground in almost every part of our province. We can't live without it. And yet we largely ignore it.
February 18, 2010 10:50 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Central Regional Office Relocating
The Department of Environment's Central Regional Office will be closed from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, to move to a new location.
February 17, 2010 1:22 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENT--Province Secures, Protects More Land
NOTE: Maps of the land purchase are available at http://gov.ns.ca/natr .
The province continues to protect the environment and strengthen the economy with strategic land investments.
February 12, 2010 9:41 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Wilderness Area Consultation Begins
Paddlers and picnickers, hunters and hikers, birders and butterfly chasers -- anyone interested in wilderness conservation -- can comment on Nova Scotia's next protected wilderness area.
February 4, 2010 10:42 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Miller's Creek Mine Extension Approved with Conditions
Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau has approved the Miller's Creek Mine Extension, today, Feb. 4, with some conditions.
January 26, 2010 11:14 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Province Signs Climate Change Agreement with Ottawa
Nova Scotia now has an agreement-in-principle with the government of Canada to work together to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollutants that contribute to climate change.
January 25, 2010 10:43 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Businesses, Municipalities Get Clean Air Funding
NOTE: A complete list of projects to receive funding follows.
Twenty-one Nova Scotian businesses and municipalities will receive a total of $728,000 for projects that will help reduce greenhouse gases and air pollutants.
January 7, 2010 11:02 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Proposed Non-essential Pesticides Ban Open to Comment
Nova Scotians will have an opportunity to comment on a proposed ban on the use and sale of non-essential lawn care pesticides.
December 29, 2009 1:34 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Consultation Sought on Nova Scotia's Drinking Water Standards and Guidelines
Municipalities and businesses have an opportunity to comment on Nova Scotia's strengthened drinking water standards and guidelines.
December 22, 2009 1:31 PM
ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES--Forest Report to Aid Land Protection Process
A historic report from the Colin Stewart Forest Forum will play an important part in the government's approach to protect 12 per cent of Nova Scotia's land base by 2015.
December 7, 2009 3:51 PM
ENVIRONMENT--More Funding to Fight Climate Change
Innovative companies and organizations in Nova Scotia have seven weeks left to apply for funding for environmental technologies that will help them be more green by reducing energy use, harmful air emissions and costs.
December 1, 2009 11:52 AM
CONSERVE NOVA SCOTIA/ENVIRONMENT--Province Invests $4.25 Million in Green Transportation and Technology Projects
Nova Scotia will soon become greener with a $4.25-million investment from the province to support fuel-efficient transportation and technology programs.
November 19, 2009 3:08 PM
ENVIRONMENT--More Time for Wetlands Consultation
Nova Scotians have more time to comment on a draft wetlands conservation policy for their province.
November 6, 2009 3:29 PM
ENVIRONMENT/SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA/MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Province, Municipalities Working Together on Climate Change
The province and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities are working together to meet climate change goals.
October 27, 2009 2:31 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Wilderness Areas Protection Act Amendments Proposed
The Minister of Environment is introducing amendments to the Wilderness Areas Protection Act to clarify issues of access to provincial wilderness areas and improve the way they are managed.
October 19, 2009 12:13 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Wilderness Protection Plans Announced
Hikers, hunters, anglers, artists, paddlers, birdwatchers and other nature lovers will have an opportunity to enjoy even more protected wilderness just a stone's throw from Nova Scotia's largest urban population.
October 9, 2009 11:02 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Stronger Guidelines for Biosolids Use/Storage
Nova Scotia has taken another step toward protecting the environment and human health by introducing stricter guidelines for the land-application and storage of municipal biosolids.
October 6, 2009 5:25 PM
ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION--Margaree Rivers' Tests Show No Algae Toxins
Test results of water in Southwest Margaree and Margaree rivers in Inverness County, show that the algae has dropped to acceptable levels and does not pose a health risk. No toxins are present.
September 25, 2009 4:04 PM
ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH PROTECTION/PROMOTION--Lake Ainslie Algae Test Results
Test results on water in Lake Ainslie, Inverness Co., show the presence of blue-green algae, but no toxins.
September 23, 2009 6:41 PM
ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH PROTECTION/PROMOTION--Algae Bloom Reported in Margaree Rivers
The Department of Environment is investigating reports that algae bloom found in Lake Ainslie, Inverness Co., is now in Southwest Margaree River and the Margaree River, in the same county.