News releases from Environment and Climate Change (Page 1)

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

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.

French River Watershed Designated as Protected Water Area

Environment and Climate Change

The watershed that gives the people of Tatamagouche their drinking water is now protected provincially, further safeguarding their access to quality water.

New Funding to Protect More Land

Environment and Climate Change

The Province, conservation organizations and other partners will receive an additional $1.5 million to protect more natural areas in Nova Scotia, through the federal government’s Canada Nature Fund Target 1 Challenge fund.

Province Invests in Climate Adaptation Projects, Communities

Environment and Climate Change / Natural Resources and Renewables / Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is investing $37.3 million from the Green Fund in projects that support the goals of the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Northern Pulp Draft Terms of Reference Released

Environment and Climate Change

Nova Scotians can now provide input on the draft terms of reference that will guide Northern Pulp’s preparation of the environmental assessment report for its proposed mill transformation and new effluent treatment facility project in Pictou County.

Nova Scotia Taking Action to Reduce Waste

Environment and Climate Change

Changes are coming to how solid waste is managed in Nova Scotia which will reduce waste in our landfills and create a greener and healthier environment.

Northern Pulp Environmental Assessment Process Begins

Environment and Climate Change

The proposed Northern Pulp mill revitalization and new pulp effluent treatment plant project was registered for a Class II environmental assessment today, December 7.

Pastor of Gospel Light Baptist Church in Amherst Fined Under Health Protection Act

Environment and Climate Change / COVID - 19

Robert Smith, pastor of the Gospel Light Baptist Church in Amherst, has been fined for a gathering which contravened the COVID-19 order under the Health Protection Act.

Legislation to Address Climate Crisis, Guide Province to Cleaner, Sustainable Future

Environment and Climate Change

The Province is introducing an ambitious plan to guide Nova Scotia toward a cleaner, healthier environment where the benefits of being a leader in environmental sustainability and a better quality of life go hand in hand.

Pesticide Spraying Approvals Issued

Environment and Climate Change

The Department of Environment and Climate Change has issued two new approvals for pesticide spraying, covering 1,172 hectares.

Northern Pulp Effluent Treatment Plant Project to Undergo Class II Environmental Assessment

Environment and Climate Change

Northern Pulp’s effluent treatment plant project will undergo a Class II environmental assessment.

Consultation Begins on Coastal Protection Act Regulations

Environment and Climate Change

Nova Scotians concerned about coastal development can now share their thoughts on proposed rules that will determine what can and cannot be built on the province’s vulnerable coastlines.