News releases from Environment and Climate Change (Page 2)

Environmental Racism Panel Members Appointed

Environment and Climate Change / Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives

The government has appointed experienced community leaders with a broad range of expertise to lead work on its legislated commitment to address environmental racism. This is the first time a panel of this nature has been formed to address historic environmental racism in Canada.

Trousses d'analyse de l'eau de puits offertes gratuitement aux personnes évacuées en raison des feux de forêt

Environment and Climate Change

La Province conseille vivement aux personnes qui ont des puits et qui vivent dans les zones évacuées en raison des feux de forêt à prendre les mesures nécessaires pour confirmer que leur eau potable est bien sécuritaire.

Well-Water Testing Kits Free for Wildfire Evacuees

Environment and Climate Change

The Province is urging people who have wells and live in the areas that were evacuated because of wildfires to take steps to make sure their drinking water is safe.

Funding Fast-Tracks Climate Change Action

Environment and Climate Change

Nova Scotia’s youth will soon have a new way to give their ideas, advice and recommendations directly to government on how to respond to climate change.

Funding to Help Communities, Homeowners Address Climate Change

Environment and Climate Change

The Province is investing in two new programs that will help Nova Scotians reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and better prepare for climate change.

Funding for Research and Development to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Environment and Climate Change

The Province is providing $3 million in new funding to Net Zero Atlantic for the research and development needed to help Nova Scotia meet its 2050 net-zero emissions target.

Province Accepts Auditor General’s Climate Change Funding Recommendations

Environment and Climate Change

Nova Scotians are experiencing the impacts of climate change and expect the government to lead the way forward and help them adapt, make their homes energy efficient and move the province to clean, affordable energy. They also welcome new jobs and opportunities in the green economy. Funding programs and partnerships are one way the Province is helping Nova Scotians with these priorities.

Province, Mi’kmaq to Share Governance of Kluskap Wilderness Area

Environment and Climate Change

The Province and Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia are taking the first step toward shared governance of Kluskap Wilderness Area, which includes the sacred Mi’kmaw site Kluskap’s Cave.

Work Begins on Environmental Racism Panel

Environment and Climate Change

The Province has taken its first steps to set up the panel tasked with making recommendations to address environmental racism, which is one of government’s commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion in the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act.

Province Modernizes Regulations to Support Environmental Protection, Transition to Green Energy

Environment and Climate Change

The Province has made changes to two sets of regulations to help support the transition to clean energy. The changes are specific to the green hydrogen sector and were made to ensure the sector has clear, easy-to-understand information about the environmental regulations they must adhere to in Nova Scotia.

Province Announces New Protected Areas, Funding to Protect More Land

Environment and Climate Change / Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province is investing an additional $20 million to help protect more of Nova Scotia’s land and water and designating another 9,300 hectares of Crown land for the benefit of Nova Scotians and the environment.

Province Releases Climate Change Plan for Clean Growth

Environment and Climate Change

The Province is taking action to create a cleaner, more sustainable future for Nova Scotia.

Province Releases Climate Risk Assessment

Environment and Climate Change

Nova Scotia’s latest climate change projections and risk assessment present a clear picture of the current impact of climate change and what Nova Scotians can expect over the next 80 years if further action is not taken.

Industrial Approval Renewed for Donkin Mine

Environment and Climate Change

The Province has approved a request from Kameron Coal Management Limited to renew its industrial approval for the Donkin Mine in Cape Breton.

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.