News releases from Environment issued in the specified time period (Page 14)

Des fonds pour aider les municipalités à réduire les émissions et améliorer la qualité de l'air

Environment

Quatre municipalités et un centre communautaire des arts contribueront à combattre les changements climatiques et à améliorer la qualité de l'air grâce à des fonds provinciaux de plus de 448 000 $ pour des projets liés à l'efficacité énergétique et à l'énergie renouvelable.

Funding Helps Municipalities Reduce Emissions, Improve Air Quality

Environment

Four municipalities and a community arts centre will help fight climate change and improve air quality with more than $448,000 in provincial funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Environmental and Economic Progress, Energy Efficiency Funding

Environment

Nova Scotia is making good progress toward its goal of having a cleaner, greener, more economically sustainable environment, as shown in a progress report released, today, June 23.

Atlantic Environment Ministers Talk Green Economy

Environment

Nova Scotia's plans to address climate change, clean air, waste management and the green economy were shared today, June 15, by Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau with his counterparts from Atlantic Canada. The Council of Atlantic Environment Ministers met in Fredericton.

Funding Announced for LED Streetlights, Solar, Wind Power

Environment

Municipalities in Nova Scotia are receiving more than $2 million to help convert conventional streetlights to energy-efficient LED streetlights that save money and benefit the environment.

Funding Will Help Cut Travel, Share Information

Environment

Nova Scotia municipalities will be able to decrease travel, and associated air pollutants, thanks to two grants totalling $132,000 from the province.

Consultation Extended on Contaminated Sites Discussion Paper

Environment

The province is extending the deadline for Nova Scotians to provide input on a contaminated sites discussion paper.

Government Use of Bottled Water Restricted

Environment

A provincial government policy announced today, June 2, eliminates the purchase and use of bottled water by all government departments with access to potable tap water. The policy emphasizes the high quality of Nova Scotia's tap water and reduces the amount of plastic entering the province's waste recycling systems.

Lancement du projet pilote de la Cote air santé

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11) / Environment

La Nouvelle-Écosse célèbre la Journée de l'air pur, aujourd'hui 2 juin, en apportant des améliorations à la Cote air santé.

Province Launches Air Quality Health Pilot Program

Environment / Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotia marks Clean Air Day today, June 2, with enhancements to the Air Quality Health Index.

Environment Week Wilderness Outings

Environment

Nature lovers are encouraged to embrace Nova Scotia's wilderness during Environment Week 2010, May 30 to June 5, by exploring Nova Scotia's protected areas.

Clean Air Funding Helps Businesses, Municipalities

Environment

Ten Nova Scotian businesses and municipalities in the South Shore region are receiving more than $570,000 for projects that will help reduce greenhouse gases and air pollutants.

Minister Receives Report from Remediation Monitoring Oversight Board

Environment

The Remediation Monitoring Oversight Board has submitted its second report on the Department of Environment's performance as the primary regulator of the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Cleanup Project.

Le gouvernement provincial publie un document de travail sur les sites contaminés

Environment

Le gouvernement provincial souhaite connaître l'opinion des Néo-Écossais sur la meilleure façon de décontaminer et de réaménager les sites contaminés.

Province Releases Discussion Paper on Contaminated Sites

Environment

The province is seeking input from Nova Scotians on how best to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites.

Non-Essential Pesticides Ban for Nova Scotia

Environment

A proposed ban on the sale and use of non-essential pesticides will protect the health of Nova Scotia's environment and people across the province.

Province Collaborates on Climate Change Adaptation

Environment

Nova Scotia has joined with the other Atlantic provinces and the federal government to help the region adapt to climate change.

Carbon Offset Fund for Environment, Economy

Environment

On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the province introduced a bill today, April 22, to create a voluntary carbon offset fund to help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and expand the green economy.

Highway 113 Corridor Approved With Conditions

Environment

A proposed four-lane, controlled access highway near Hammonds Plains in Halifax Regional Municipality, has received conditional environmental assessment approval.

Province Completes Large Land Purchase Program

Natural Resources (to July 2018) / Environment

The province has finalized its unprecedented Large Land Purchase Program, acquiring in this fiscal year more than 140,000 acres of land -- equivalent to one-and-a-half times the size of Kejimkujik National Park.