360 releases issued in the specified time period for Environment
June 27, 2014 1:50 PM
HEALTH/WELLNESS/ENVIRONMENT--Blue Green Algae Bloom in Lake Torment
Residents and visitors in the East Dalhousie, Kings Co., area are advised not to swim in, or drink water from, Lake Torment because of a possible blue-green algae bloom.
June 16, 2014 3:17 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Agreement in Principle Reached with Pictou Landing First Nation
Government and Pictou Landing First Nation reached an agreement in principle today, June 16, to address long-standing issues at Boat Harbour.
June 13, 2014 5:36 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Spill Cleanup Continues, Talks Underway
Pumper trucks continued to vacuum the effluent spilled from a broken pipe at Northern Pulp in Pictou County, today, June 13.
June 11, 2014 2:44 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Investigation into Spill at Northern Pulp Continues
Environment Department inspectors continue to investigate an effluent spill at Northern Pulp that happened Tuesday, June 10.
June 11, 2014 9:46 AM
SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE / ENVIRONNEMENT--Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues
Les températures plus chaudes signifient que les Néo-Écossais doivent surveiller la prolifération d'algues bleues dans les lacs et les rivières.
June 11, 2014 9:44 AM
HEALTH/WELLNESS/ENVIRONMENT--Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms
Warmer weather means Nova Scotians should watch for blue-green algae blooms in lakes and rivers.
May 13, 2014 1:50 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Input Sought on Proposed Solid Waste Changes
The government is proposing changes to its solid waste regulations to divert more materials from landfills and help municipalities with growing waste and recycling costs.
May 6, 2014 1:23 PM
ENVIRONMENT/MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS--Flood Mitigation Funding Open for Applications
Government is accepting applications from municipalities for two funding programs to help assess long- and short-term flood risks, and make infrastructure changes to reduce their vulnerability to flooding.
April 28, 2014 2:26 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Land Acquisitions Support Outdoor Recreation, Access to Nature
NOTE: A social media version of this release with hi-res, downloadable photos is available at http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2014-04-28-Brigadoon-Land/ . More photos and video clips will be added after the event.
Land bought next to Brigadoon Village is one of several recent acquisitions by the province to protect natural spaces so Nova Scotians can enjoy them.
April 16, 2014 7:05 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Pilot Project Announced for Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Disposal
Government will authorize a pilot project to dispose of two million litres of treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater held in Debert.
April 2, 2014 2:53 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Truro Community Update Postponed
A public meeting on Debert hydraulic fracturing wastewater, scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight, April 2, in Truro has been postponed because of extended legislature hours.
March 21, 2014 10:20 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Minister Approves Goldboro LNG Project With Conditions
Environment Minister Randy Delorey has approved the liquefied natural gas project in Goldboro, with terms and conditions to protect Nova Scotians' health and environment.
March 17, 2014 1:26 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Water Week Reminds Us to Protect Important Resource
This week, Environment Minister Randy Delorey is encouraging all Nova Scotians to think about their water use and the sources of water.
March 7, 2014 11:26 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Panel Recommends Approval, Conditions for Goldboro LNG Plant
An environmental assessment panel has recommended a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Goldboro should proceed, with a number of conditions.
January 31, 2014 9:43 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Tests Show Treated Hydraulic Fracturing Water Safe to Dispose
Tests show treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater at Atlantic Industrial Services in Debert meets Health Canada and the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment guidelines to be release into water.
January 29, 2014 2:36 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Kennetcook Community Meeting Postponed
The Department of Environment is postponing a community update meeting on hydraulic fracturing wastewater tonight, Jan. 29, in Noel because of weather conditions.
January 28, 2014 2:18 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Greenfield Wind Project Approved
The Department of Environment is issuing an approval to two 1.6 megawatt turbines at the Greenfield Wind Farm in Greenfield, Colchester County.
January 27, 2014 2:03 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Minister to Provide Updates on Wastewater to Communities
Environment Minister Randy Delorey will host community meetings in Noel and Truro to provide test results from treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater in Debert and discuss cleaning up two holding ponds in Kennetcook.
December 30, 2013 1:00 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Include the Environment in New Year's Resolutions
As New Year's Eve approaches, Environment Minister Randy Delorey is encouraging Nova Scotians to think of ways to help the environment in 2014.
December 2, 2013 3:11 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Bill Will Ban Importing Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater
New legislation being tabled today, Dec. 2, will stop companies from importing or transporting wastewater from hydraulic fracturing into Nova Scotia.