News releases from Environment (Page 1)

Consultation publique au sujet d'un projet de loi sur l'économie verte

Environment

Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui s'intéressent à un environnement propre et à une économie saine peuvent soumettre leurs commentaires au sujet d'une nouvelle loi.

Province Seeks Input on Proposed Green Economy Legislation

Environment

Nova Scotians interested in a clean environment and healthy economy can give their input for new legislation.

Approvals Issued for Spraying

Environment

The Department of Environment has issued four new approvals for pesticide spraying covering 938 hectares.

Environment Ministers to Meet in Halifax

Environment

Environment Minister Gordon Wilson will host a meeting of the Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment in Halifax Thursday, June 27.

Nouvelles lignes directrices pour le manganèse dans l'eau potable

Environment / Health and Wellness

On encourage les gens qui ont un puits privé en Nouvelle-Écosse à faire analyser leur eau potable afin de vérifier qu'elle est conforme aux nouvelles lignes directrices nationales pour la concentration acceptable de manganèse.

New Guidelines for Manganese in Drinking Water

Environment / Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians with private wells are encouraged to test their drinking water against new national guidelines for the acceptable level of manganese.

Northern Pulp Now Has Terms of Reference for Focus Report

Environment

The Department of Environment provided Northern Pulp with the terms of reference for its focus report today, April 23.

Decision Released on Alton Gas Appeal

Environment

Environment Minister Margaret Miller released her decision on the appeal of the industrial approval for the Alton Gas project today, April 8.

Focus Report Required from Northern Pulp

Environment

Environment Minister Margaret Miller released her decision today, March 29, on the environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment plant.

New Coastal Protection Legislation

Environment

Climate change is affecting our oceans and we must adapt to ensure our coastlines are protected.

Environmental Assessment Begins for Proposed Northern Pulp Effluent Treatment Plant

Environment

The proposed new Northern Pulp effluent treatment plant project registered for environmental assessment today, Feb. 7.

Expanded Programs to Keep More Waste from Landfills

Environment

Nova Scotians will be able to recycle used oil and glycol and more electronics next year through expanded extended producer responsibility programs.

Amendments Support Waste to Energy

Environment

Nova Scotia is allowing new solutions to reduce the amount of waste going into our landfills.

Changes to Oil Refinery Regulations

Environment

The province will modernize the environmental assessment process for small oil refineries, while protecting the environment.

Province Designates Wentworth Valley Wilderness Area

Environment

Wentworth Valley Wilderness Area will help create year-round tourism and business opportunities for Nova Scotians while protecting forest and habitat for wildlife.

Regulations in Place for Cap-and-Trade Program

Environment

New and amended regulations will support Nova Scotia’s cap-and-trade program, which will begin Jan. 1.

Decision on Industrial Approval for Tire-Derived Fuel Pilot Project

Environment

The province has granted Lafarge Canada Inc. industrial approval to use tires as a low-carbon fuel at its Brookfield cement plant in Colchester County.

Approvals Issued for Spraying

Environment

The Department of Environment has issued six new approvals for pesticide spraying covering about 1,351 hectares.

Environment Prosecutor Appointed

Public Prosecution Service / Environment

Government has appointed a prosecutor to focus on the environment.

Début des consultations sur la protection du littoral

Environment

Si vous habitez près du littoral néo-écossais, si vous en dépendez pour gagner votre vie ou si vous vous inquiétez de l'impact de l'élévation du niveau de la mer sur les collectivités côtières, voici l'occasion de faire entendre votre voix.