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Report will Help Province Protect Watersheds

Environment

June 22, 2012 11:36 AM

ENVIRONMENT/DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY--Report will Help Province Protect Watersheds
Nova Scotia will be better able to protect water resources with a watershed assessment report released today, June 22, by the province and Dalhousie University.

Report Shows Continued Good Regulation of Tar Ponds Cleanup

Environment

June 22, 2012 9:40 AM

ENVIRONMENT--Report Shows Continued Good Regulation of Tar Ponds Cleanup
The province is continuing to effectively regulate the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens site cleanup, according to an external board.

Let's Stop Illegal Dumping, Op-ed

Environment

June 7, 2012 11:14 AM

ENVIRONMENT--Let's Stop Illegal Dumping, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Minister of Environment Sterling Belliveau.
Roadside ditches, sidewalks, parks, woods, rivers and shorelines in Nova Scotia are littered with solid waste that doesn't belong there.

D'autres aires de nature sauvage sont protégées

Environment

June 6, 2012 11:46 AM

ENVIRONNEMENT / RESSOURCES NATURELLES--D'autres aires de nature sauvage sont protégées
Le gouvernement provincial a fait le plus important ajout au réseau des aires protégées depuis 1998 avec la désignation de Kelley River et de Raven Head, dans le comté de Cumberland, comme aires de nature sauvage protégées.

Province Protects More Wilderness Areas

Environment

June 6, 2012 11:33 AM

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Protects More Wilderness Areas
NOTE: A social media version of this release with hi-res, downloadable photos is available at novascotia.ca/news/smr/2012-06-06-Protected-Areas/. Audio and video clips will be added later today.
The province is making the largest addition to its protected areas system since 1998 with the designation of Kelley River and Raven Head in Cumberland County as the newest wilderness areas.

Minister Encourages Participation in Environment Week Activities

Environment

June 1, 2012 4:19 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Minister Encourages Participation in Environment Week Activities
The province is encouraging Nova Scotians to participate in Environment Week activities close to home.

Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues

Environment

June 1, 2012 1:09 PM

ENVIRONNEMENT/SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues
On demande aux Néo-Écossais d'être attentifs à la prolifération d'algues bleues qui peut se produire dans les rivières et les lacs de la province en période de temps chaud.

Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms

Environment

June 1, 2012 1:03 PM

ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms
Nova Scotians should be mindful of blue-green algae blooms that may appear in rivers and lakes across the province during warm weather.

Bridgetown Sewage Release Repaired, Restrictions Lifted

Environment

May 28, 2012 2:59 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Bridgetown Sewage Release Repaired, Restrictions Lifted
A sewage leak into the Solomon Chute Creek, leading to the Annapolis River in Bridgetown, Annapolis Co., has been repaired.

Environment Investigating Release of Sewage in Bridgetown

Environment

May 25, 2012 5:49 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Environment Investigating Release of Sewage in Bridgetown
Department of Environment staff are investigating the release of sewage into Solomon Chute in Bridgetown, Annapolis Co., north of Jubilee Park.

Climate Change Adaptation Projects Help Nova Scotia

Environment

April 23, 2012 12:33 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Climate Change Adaptation Projects Help Nova Scotia
The province is helping communities prepare for the challenges and opportunities linked to climate change.

Province Renews Partnership with Land Protection Organizations

Environment

April 21, 2012 10:00 AM

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES–-Province Renews Partnership with Land Protection Organizations
The province is renewing its partnership with two organizations to protect thousands of hectares of Nova Scotia land.

Province Extends Hydraulic Fracturing Review

Environment

April 16, 2012 3:07 PM

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT--Province Extends Hydraulic Fracturing Review
The province is extending the review of hydraulic fracturing to mid-2014 to ensure its review committee has the best information to make informed recommendations.

L'eau est maintenant bonne à boire après un écoulement d'eaux usées à Middleton

Environment

March 31, 2012 2:26 PM

ENVIRONNEMENT--L'eau est maintenant bonne à boire après un écoulement d'eaux usées à Middleton
Le ministère de l'Environnement avise les résidents de Middleton, dans le comté d'Annapolis, que leur eau est de nouveau bonne à boire après un écoulement d'eaux usées survenu dans le ruisseau Eel.

Water Safe Following Release of Sewage in Middleton

Environment

March 31, 2012 2:23 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Water Safe Following Release of Sewage in Middleton
The Department of Environment is advising residents in Middleton, Annapolis Co., their drinking water is safe following the release of sewage into Eel Creek.

Environment Investigating Release of Sewage in Middleton

Environment

March 30, 2012 4:45 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Environment Investigating Release of Sewage in Middleton
Department of Environment staff are investigating the release of sewage into Eel Creek in Middleton, Annapolis Co., west of Riverside Park.

Enquête sur un écoulement d'eaux usées à Middleton

Environment

March 30, 2012 4:42 PM

ENVIRONNEMENT--Enquête sur un écoulement d'eaux usées à Middleton
Le personnel du ministère de l'Environnement enquête sur un écoulement d'eaux usées dans le ruisseau Eel à Middleton, dans le comté d'Annapolis, à l'ouest du parc Riverside.

Minister Encourages Nova Scotians to Participate in Earth Hour

Environment

March 30, 2012 3:08 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Minister Encourages Nova Scotians to Participate in Earth Hour
Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau is encouraging Nova Scotians to participate in Earth Hour Saturday, March 31, at 8:30 p.m.

Minister Approves Pugwash Wind Farm Project

Environment

March 27, 2012 2:55 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Minister Approves Pugwash Wind Farm Project
The province is granting an environmental assessment approval to North Cumberland Wind Power LP, with terms and conditions in place to protect the environment and public health. If the project goes ahead, up to 10,000 Nova Scotian homes will have cleaner energy from the 33-megawatt wind project.

Province Making Progress on Water for Life Strategy

Environment

March 23, 2012 12:02 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Province Making Progress on Water for Life Strategy
The province is making progress in its efforts to ensure water is valued and protected.

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