News releases from Environment issued in the specified time period (Page 12)

Province Making Buildings More Energy Efficient

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Energy (to July 2018) / Environment / Finance (to Oct. 22, 2013)

The province is investing $10 million to improve the energy efficiency of government-owned buildings, which will save energy and money, and protect the environment.

Protecting More Wilderness Land Highlights the Start of Environment Week

Environment

Nova Scotia is a step closer to designating Five Bridge Lakes Wilderness Area for protection with the release of a socio-economic study for public comment.

Tips to Keep Your Lawn Healthy

Environment

A healthy lawn has many benefits, and spring and summer are good times to develop healthy lawn habits. Here are a few simple steps that will help you keep your lawn healthy and help eliminate weeds.

Boundaries Released for Proposed Wilderness Areas in Cumberland County

Environment

Nova Scotians are invited to comment on two proposed wilderness areas in Cumberland County.

Scope of Hydraulic Fracturing Review Available for Public Comment

Energy (to July 2018) / Environment

People across the province are invited to provide their views on hydraulic fracturing.

Province Celebrates Environmental Achievements During Earth Week

Environment

Nova Scotians will benefit from a healthier environment thanks to reductions in the province's greenhouse gas emissions.

ecoNova Scotia's Successes Celebrated in Final Report

Environment

The environment and the economy continue to benefit from the ecoNova Scotia program, according to the final report tabled today, April 13, by Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau.

Consultation Set for Wilderness Area Additions

Environment

The province continues to protect unique areas throughout Nova Scotia with the proposed addition of 23 new parcels of land.

Province to Review Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Operations

Energy (to July 2018) / Environment

The province will review environmental issues associated with hydraulic fracturing, a technique used to free natural gas trapped in shale rock formations.

Nova Scotians Congratulated for Earth Hour Participation

Energy (to July 2018) / Environment

Nova Scotians who participated in this year's Earth Hour are being congratulated for their efforts to reduce electricity use.

Minister Announces Website, ecoNova Scotia Funding for Municipalities

Environment

Nova Scotia municipalities will learn how to lower energy costs and reduce greenhouse-gas and air pollution emissions through a pair of government initiatives introduced today, March 25.

Healthy Lawns For a Healthier Nova Scotia

Environment

A social media version of this release with hi-res downloadable photos and videos will be available later today, March 22, at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2011-03-22-Healthy-Lawns/ .

Prizes Inspire 4-H Clubs to Participate in National Water Week

Environment

Nova Scotia youth can learn and win by participating in water projects designed to better protect, understand, and encourage community involvement with water resources.

Provincial Government Employees Surpass United Way Goal

Environment

Provincial government employees in the Halifax region showed extraordinary support during their annual United Way campaign, raising more than $538,000.

Climate Change Guidebooks For Developers A Canadian First

Environment

Nova Scotia is the first province in Canada to help project developers navigate climate change issues with two guidebooks released today, Feb. 10.

Nova Scotians Receive Environment Awards

Environment

A researcher with a passion for coastal protection and a high school environment club devoted to Piping Plovers and green space have been recognized for their commitment to marine protection.

Nova Scotia Launches Water Strategy

Environment

A new water strategy released today, Dec. 16, by Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau will help protect precious water resources now and into the future.

Province to Hold Nova Scotia Power Accountable for New Mercury Emissions Caps

Environment

The province has taken steps to reduce the impact of rising electricity costs on Nova Scotians and set an even more ambitious target to reduce mercury emissions over the long term.

New Pesticide Regulations For a Healthier Nova Scotia

Environment

Nova Scotia property owners and lawn-care providers can plan ahead for next year now that new regulations, released today, Dec. 6, clarify when they can buy and use pesticides.

Trade Mission Puts Nova Scotia Companies in Spotlight

Environment

Nova Scotia companies with expertise in clean technology and climate change will be in the spotlight at an international conference in Mexico next week.