360 releases issued in the specified time period for Environment
September 22, 2009 5:30 PM
ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH PROTECTION/PROMOTION--Suspected Algae Bloom in Lake Ainslie
The Department of Environment is investigating a suspected algae bloom in Lake Ainslie, Inverness Co. Toxins produced by some algae can affect health.
September 17, 2009 1:00 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Ship Harbour Long Lake Wilderness Area Designated
Nova Scotians have a new protected wilderness area to explore, study, and enjoy near the Eastern Shore of Halifax Regional Municipality.
September 15, 2009 11:46 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Clean Air Projects in Central Region Receive More Than $132,000
The province announced more than $132,000 for five projects in the central and northern regions of the province that will help reduce greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions.
September 15, 2009 8:36 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Demonstration Tidal Energy Project Approved with Conditions
Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau has approved the Fundy tidal power demonstration project, today, Sept. 15. The project is subject to strict conditions to protect the environment.
September 11, 2009 2:57 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Province Announces Funding for Valley, Digby Shore Clean Air Projects
The Annapolis Valley and Digby Shore regions will have five new clean air projects thanks to about $655,000 in funding, Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau announced today, Sept. 11.
September 11, 2009 11:12 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Province Announces Almost $900,000 for Clean Air Projects
The province will announce an investment of almost $900,000 over the next several days in projects that will help reduce greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions.
September 11, 2009 10:07 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Wetland Conservation Policy Consultations Begin
Nova Scotians are invited to comment on a draft of government's new Wetland Conservation Policy.
August 25, 2009 9:24 AM
ENVIRONMENT--$1.4 Million Announced for Green Building Model
NOTE: A social media version of this release, which will include photographs, audio and video clips, will be available later today, Aug. 25, at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2009-08-25-green-building.asp .
The construction of a new green building designed to meet stringent standards for energy efficiency and sustainability will receive $1.4 million from the province, Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau announced today, Aug. 25.
August 14, 2009 12:47 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Greenhouse Gas, Air Pollutant Caps
Nova Scotia is one of the first provinces to impose regulated caps on greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions from power generation facilities.
June 3, 2009 1:23 PM
ENVIRONNEMENT/PROMOTION ET PROTECTION DE LA SANTÉ--Un outil mesurant la qualité de l'air est lancé dans quatre communautés
Un nouvel outil visant à offrir aux Néo-Écossais des renseignements à jour sur la qualité de l'air dans leur communauté a été lancé par le ministère de l'Environnement et le ministère de la Promotion et de la Protection de la santé, dans le cadre de la Journée de l'air pur, aujourd'hui 3 juin, à Kentville.
June 3, 2009 1:18 PM
ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION--Air Quality Health Tool Introduced in Four Communities
A new tool to provide Nova Scotians with up-to-date information about air quality in their communities was launched by the departments of Environment and Health Promotion and Protection during Clean Air Day, today, June 3, in Kentville.
May 29, 2009 11:58 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Environment Week Events and Kudos
From guided wilderness tours to a scientific event to identify as many species as possible in 24 hours, there are great opportunities to get closer to nature during Environment Week.
May 4, 2009 1:54 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Tufts Cove Heat Recovery Approved With Conditions
The Tufts Cove heat recovery project, proposed by Nova Scotia Power Inc., has successfully completed a provincial environmental assessment process.
May 1, 2009 3:28 PM
ENVIRONMENT/AGRICULTURE--Residents Reminded to Take Caution With Water, Food
Residents in the Herring Cove-Spryfield area are advised to take caution with the quality of water, food and air as a result of the fire in the area.
May 1, 2009 11:34 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Historic Shelburne River Protected
A Canadian heritage river in Nova Scotia that is a traditional Mi'kmaq travel route used for centuries, and made famous in the book The Tent Dwellers, is now protected by a designated wilderness area.
April 28, 2009 3:08 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Environmental Conditions Set For Sydney Terminal
Construction and operation of the proposed Sydport Container Terminal have been approved by Environment Minister David Morse, subject to strict conditions to protect the environment.
April 27, 2009 1:54 PM
ENVIRONMENT--ecoNova Scotia Helps Fund Chester Programs
Old refrigeration equipment at the Church Memorial Park Arena in Chester will be replaced with a more energy efficient system thanks to investments through the ecoNova Scotia for Clean Air and Climate Change Municipal Program.
April 22, 2009 1:15 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Minister Receives First Report from Remediation Monitoring Oversight Board
A three-member board completed its first report monitoring the Department of Environment's performance as the primary regulator of the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Cleanup Project.
April 22, 2009 10:36 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Minister Celebrates Earth Day in Sydney
Grade 4 students at Brookland Elementary School in Sydney observed Earth Day with Environment Minister David Morse and staff from the local Department of Environment office.
April 22, 2009 9:17 AM
ENVIRONMENT/TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/CONSERVE N.S.--Government Buildings Being Assessed for Energy Efficiency Opportunities
Over the next three to six months, government buildings and schools will be assessed to determine the best way to make energy-efficiency improvements.