360 releases issued in the specified time period for Environment
November 7, 2013 10:03 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Approval Issued to East Chester Quarry
The Department of Environment has issued an operating approval to Northern Construction for a quarry near East Chester.
November 6, 2013 1:42 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Province Issues Directive to Further Reduce Northern Pulp Emissions
The Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County has substantially reduced its emissions and work continues to bring those levels even lower.
October 31, 2013 11:15 AM
ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT--Natural Gas Exploration to Begin in Pictou County
Natural gas exploration in Pictou County is getting underway, under strict regulations from the departments of Energy and Environment.
August 22, 2013 1:41 PM
ENVIRONMENT--More Help for Families With Oil Tanks and Septic Systems
Homeowners will have more help replacing oil tanks and addressing septic system issues as the province expands the Environmental Home Assessment Program.
August 22, 2013 1:38 PM
ENVIRONMENT--More Help for Eastern Shore Families With Oil Tanks, Septic Systems
Homeowners along the Eastern Shore will have more help replacing oil tanks and addressing septic system issues as the province expands the Environmental Home Assessment Program.
August 21, 2013 12:50 PM
ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Water Testing Continues at Bayswater Beach
Inspectors looking into high bacteria at Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County are making progress but the beach will remain closed until water testing shows it is safe for swimming.
August 19, 2013 2:17 PM
ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS—Inspectors to Look into Bacteria at Bayswater Beach
The province will inspect the area around Bayswater Beach to see if there is a specific source causing high levels of bacteria in the ocean water.
August 16, 2013 1:42 PM
HEALTH/WELLNESS/ENVIRONMENT--Lumsden Pond Beach Re-opened
The beach in Lumsden Pond Provincial Park near Wolfville has been re-opened after a two-week closure because of a blue-green algae bloom.
August 1, 2013 4:25 PM
ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Lumsden Pond Beach Closed Due to Blue-Green Algae Bloom
Residents and visitors in the Black River area, near Wolfville, are advised that the beach in Lumsden Pond Provincial Park is closed until further notice because of a possible blue-green algae bloom. The rest of the park remains open.
August 1, 2013 2:14 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Recycling Fees to Stay the Same
The province is not increasing deposit fees for glass recyclables, as was suggested in a news release today, Aug. 1, from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
August 1, 2013 9:42 AM
ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES--Province to Surpass Land Protection Goal, Protect Parks' Future
Nova Scotia families will benefit from new and expanded provincial parks and more land than ever will be protected for future generations as part of the province's Parks and Protected Areas Plan released today, Aug. 1.
July 16, 2013 1:25 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Province's protected areas plan shows leadership, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau.
Nova Scotia's plan to protect at least 12 per cent of its land by 2015 is garnering national attention, reaffirming our province's leadership in land conservation.
July 12, 2013 11:18 AM
ENVIRONMENT--Province Helps Nova Scotians Prepare for Climate Change
NOTE: A list and description of the projects follows this release.
What do storm surge, maple sap, shellfish aquaculture and coastal erosion have in common? They're all projects receiving support through the province's Climate Change Adaptation Fund (CCAF).
July 8, 2013 11:35 AM
ENVIRONMENT--New Rules Protect Nova Scotians, Environment
Nova Scotia property owners now have clearer rules and options for cleaning up contaminated sites and readying them for new uses.
June 21, 2013 12:24 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Environment Minister Issues Maritime Link EA Decision
Following a review of the Maritime Link project, Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau announced today, June 21, that there are no environmental challenges facing the project.
June 7, 2013 2:21 PM
ENVIRONMENT/ENERGY--Province Seeks Feedback on Changes to Move to a Cleaner, Greener Future
The province is looking for feedback on proposed regulations that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality in Nova Scotia.
June 6, 2013 10:51 AM
ENVIRONNEMENT/SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues
Alors que la température augmente à l'échelle de la province, on demande aux Néo-Écossais de surveiller la prolifération d'algues bleues dans les lacs et les rivières.
June 6, 2013 10:36 AM
ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms
As temperatures rise across the province, Nova Scotians should keep an eye out for blue-green algae blooms in lakes and rivers.
June 3, 2013 1:17 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Guide Helps Homeowners Protect Environment, Their Pocketbooks
Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau is encouraging homeowners to think about their role in protecting and conserving water resources as Environment Week begins today, June 3.
April 5, 2013 2:17 PM
ENVIRONMENT--Flood Plan Reduces Risk for Vulnerable Communities
The province is addressing risks and helping to minimize damages for Nova Scotians living in communities vulnerable to flooding.