News releases from Environment and Climate Change (Page 1)

Sustainable Communities Challenge Fund Now Accepting Applications

Environment and Climate Change

Nova Scotia communities can now apply for funding to support their climate change mitigation and adaptation priorities – from deep energy retrofits and low-carbon transportation initiatives to flood and heat stress mitigation.

Legislation to Reduce Industrial Carbon Pollution

Environment and Climate Change

The government introduced amendments to the Environment Act today, October 18, in response to a new federal mandate that requires all provinces and territories to put a higher price on carbon pollution.

Eisner Cove Appeals Dismissed

Environment and Climate Change

Environment and Climate Change Minister Timothy Halman has dismissed two appeals of an approval related to a portion of wetland in the Eisner Cove-Mount Hope area of Dartmouth.

Inspectors On-site as Donkin Coal Mine Resumes Operations

Labour, Skills and Immigration / Environment and Climate Change

Inspectors with the occupational health and safety team were on-site to inspect Donkin Coal Mine in Cape Breton as it resumed coal mining operations on Tuesday, September 13, part of the Province’s ongoing safety oversight at the mine.

Carbon Plan Builds on Successful Record of Reducing Emissions

Environment and Climate Change

Nova Scotia submitted a proposal today, September 2, to the Government of Canada with its recommended plan in response to new federal requirements to price carbon.

Minister’s Statement on Carbon Plan Deadline

Environment and Climate Change

Today, Premier Tim Houston, in his role as chair of the Council of Atlantic Premiers, asked the federal government for an extension to the September 2 deadline for the submission of provincial carbon pricing plans for Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Made-in-Nova Scotia Plan Better than Carbon Tax

Premier's Office / Environment and Climate Change

Premier Tim Houston is calling on the federal government to park plans to impose carbon pricing that could see gas prices rise by up to 14 cents per litre.

2022 Pesticide Spraying Approvals Issued

Environment and Climate Change

The Department of Environment and Climate Change has issued three new approvals for pesticide spraying, covering 2,306 hectares.

Progress Report on Environment and Climate Change Goals

Environment and Climate Change

The Province released its first annual report today, July 22, on the work being done to address climate change and drive the province towards a healthy, clean and sustainable future.

Nova Scotia Marking Clean Air Day With Action

Environment and Climate Change

The Province is making regulatory changes to help ensure the air Nova Scotians breathe is clean and healthy and that industrial noise does not impact people’s well-being.

Blue-green Algae Reported in Stream

Environment and Climate Change

A blue-green algae mat is being reported in a stream between Shubenacadie-Grand Lake and Fish Lake today, May 28.

Public Education Campaign on Blue-green Algae

Environment and Climate Change

A new public education campaign will help Nova Scotians become more aware of blue-green algae when enjoying the province’s outdoors with the arrival of warmer weather.

Regulatory Changes Reduce Burden on Small Farm Businesses

Environment and Climate Change

The government is introducing a simpler regulatory approach for processing facilities associated with small farm operations that will save them time and money while maintaining provincial environmental standards on wastewater.

Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities to Deliver Sustainable Communities Challenge Fund

Environment and Climate Change

Communities across the province will benefit from funding to help them adapt to climate change and mitigate its effects, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs.

Bilan des consultations sur la protection du littoral

Environment and Climate Change

Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont soumis leurs commentaires au sujet du règlement proposé qui contribuera à protéger le littoral de la province, ainsi que les nouvelles constructions près du littoral, contre les dommages causés par le changement climatique.

Input on Coastal Protection Released

Environment and Climate Change

Nova Scotians have shared their input on the proposed regulations which will help protect the province’s coastline, and new construction on it, from the damaging impacts of climate change.

Province Invests in Energy Efficiency, Low-carbon Economy

Environment and Climate Change

The Province is investing $9 million in six projects that support energy efficiency and the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Terms of Reference for Environmental Assessment Process Sent to Northern Pulp

Environment and Climate Change

The terms of reference that Northern Pulp will use to prepare its environmental assessment for its proposed mill revitalization and new pulp effluent treatment plant were sent to the company today, March 14.

Update on Northern Pulp Environmental Assessment Process

Environment and Climate Change

The public consultation period on the draft terms of reference which Northern Pulp must use to prepare its Class II environmental assessment report closed on January 31. About 1,300 submissions were received by the Province.

Government Committed to Solar Power, Op-ed

Environment and Climate Change

Many Nova Scotians have made their feelings known about Nova Scotia Power’s application to increase electricity rates by 10 per cent and increase the cost for solar power.