360 releases issued in the specified time period for Environment
April 21, 2009 3:01 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Urban Wilderness Protected
On the eve of Earth Day 2009, Nova Scotia can boast of a unique protected wilderness area located just minutes from the downtown core of its capital city.
April 16, 2009 11:04 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Revised Wilderness Area Boundary Open for Comment
Nova Scotians have an opportunity for final comment on the revised boundary of what will be the province's newest wilderness area.
April 9, 2009 1:46 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Nova Scotia Businesses Join Anti-litter Campaign
Nova Scotia businesses are on board with the province's anti-litter campaign, Best Thing You'll Never Do.
April 8, 2009 9:22 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Street Light Pilot Project Funded
Nova Scotia will conserve energy and further reduce greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions by using new LED lights on many streets and roads.
February 26, 2009 10:44 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Emissions Caps to Improve Environment
A major step in Nova Scotia's climate change action plan was taken today, Feb. 26.
February 19, 2009 10:34 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Nova Scotia Endorses National Wastewater Strategy
Nova Scotia has joined the federal government and other provinces and territories in endorsing a Canada-wide strategy for managing municipal wastewater effluent.
February 10, 2009 11:56 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Litter Problem Growing in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotians are littering more than they did four years ago.
February 2, 2009 9:28 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Wilderness Areas' Socioeconomic Study Released
Nova Scotians have an opportunity to comment on a discussion paper on the socioeconomic effects of designating three new wilderness areas.
January 16, 2009 11:25 AM
ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT--Province Unveils Plan for Environmental Protection, Economic Growth
By 2020, Nova Scotia will be cleaner, greener and more prosperous.
December 19, 2008 11:44 AM
ENVIRONMENT--A Used Tire Solution for Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia is embarking on an environmentally safe, cost-effective way to re-use tires in the province.
December 19, 2008 11:13 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Pictou County Environment Office Relocates Temporarily
The Department of Environment office in Pictou County will temporarily relocate to Bridgeview Square, 115 MacLean St., New Glasgow, in the former family court area.
December 18, 2008 11:52 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Environmental Conditions Accompany Coal Exploration
An underground coal exploration project near Donkin, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, has successfully passed the provincial environmental assessment process. It has approval to begin, if environmental conditions are met.
December 11, 2008 8:39 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Wilderness Area Protects Amherst's Water
NOTE: For more information and a map of the Chignecto Isthmus Wilderness Area, visit www.gov.ns.ca/nse/protectedareas/wa_ChignectoIsthmus.asp
The Town of Amherst's drinking water supply is now better protected with the designation of watershed lands as a provincial wilderness area.
December 4, 2008 1:55 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Emissions Reduced in ecoNova Scotia's First Year
More Nova Scotian municipalities, businesses, and community groups are helping to reduce harmful air emissions with funding support from ecoNova Scotia for Clean Air and Climate Change.
November 3, 2008 12:27 PM
ENVIRONMENT--More Energy-efficient Buildings in Nova Scotia
Organizations constructing new buildings will need to incorporate water- and energy-efficiency measures to qualify for provincial funding.
October 16, 2008 12:19 PM
ENVIRONMENT--New Nature Reserves for Nova Scotia
Five new nature reserves in Nova Scotia will protect old-growth forests, wetlands, rare species' habitats, and ecosystems.
October 7, 2008 3:30 PM
ENVIRONMENT/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT--Nova Scotians Showcasing Leadership in Green Economy, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Mark Parent, Minister of Environment, and Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Economic Development.
From Joggins to Yarmouth and from Port Hawkesbury to Pictou, the green economy is growing strong. This summer, our goal was to get into communities, speak to leaders, and encourage them to get involved in the green economy. We set out to inspire Nova Scotians but we ended up the ones who were inspired.
September 18, 2008 2:14 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Comments Gathered Will Help Develop Water Resource Strategy
Comments from hundreds of Nova Scotians will be used to develop a strategy for managing water resources.
September 18, 2008 1:46 PM
ENVIRONMENT/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT--Ministers Take Green Economy Tour to Bridgewater
Making Nova Scotia a leader in environmental sustainability while generating economic growth is essential to the future prosperity of the province.
September 15, 2008 9:04 AM
ENVIRONMENT--EcoTrust Helps Cut Emissions
Nova Scotian farms, a boiler manufacturer, and a community curling rink will be equipped to cut greenhouse-gas and air-pollution emissions with assistance from the Nova Scotia EcoTrust for Clean Air and Climate Change.