News releases from Environment issued in the specified time period (Page 7)

Approval Issued to East Chester Quarry


The Department of Environment has issued an operating approval to Northern Construction for a quarry near East Chester.

Province Issues Directive to Further Reduce Northern Pulp Emissions


The Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County has substantially reduced its emissions and work continues to bring those levels even lower.

Natural Gas Exploration to Begin in Pictou County

Energy (to July 2018) / Environment

Natural gas exploration in Pictou County is getting underway, under strict regulations from the departments of Energy and Environment.

More Help for Families With Oil Tanks and Septic Systems


Homeowners will have more help replacing oil tanks and addressing septic system issues as the province expands the Environmental Home Assessment Program.

More Help for Eastern Shore Families With Oil Tanks, Septic Systems


Homeowners along the Eastern Shore will have more help replacing oil tanks and addressing septic system issues as the province expands the Environmental Home Assessment Program.

Water Testing Continues at Bayswater Beach

Environment / Health and Wellness

Inspectors looking into high bacteria at Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County are making progress but the beach will remain closed until water testing shows it is safe for swimming.

Inspectors to Look into Bacteria at Bayswater Beach

Environment / Health and Wellness

ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS—Inspectors to Look into Bacteria at Bayswater Beach

Lumsden Pond Beach Re-opened

Health and Wellness / Environment

The beach in Lumsden Pond Provincial Park near Wolfville has been re-opened after a two-week closure because of a blue-green algae bloom.

Lumsden Pond Beach Closed Due to Blue-Green Algae Bloom

Environment / Health and Wellness

Residents and visitors in the Black River area, near Wolfville, are advised that the beach in Lumsden Pond Provincial Park is closed until further notice because of a possible blue-green algae bloom. The rest of the park remains open.

Recycling Fees to Stay the Same


The province is not increasing deposit fees for glass recyclables, as was suggested in a news release today, Aug. 1, from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

Province to Surpass Land Protection Goal, Protect Parks' Future

Environment / Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nova Scotia families will benefit from new and expanded provincial parks and more land than ever will be protected for future generations as part of the province's Parks and Protected Areas Plan released today, Aug. 1.

Province's protected areas plan shows leadership, Op-ed


Nova Scotia's plan to protect at least 12 per cent of its land by 2015 is garnering national attention, reaffirming our province's leadership in land conservation.

Province Helps Nova Scotians Prepare for Climate Change


What do storm surge, maple sap, shellfish aquaculture and coastal erosion have in common? They're all projects receiving support through the province's Climate Change Adaptation Fund (CCAF).

New Rules Protect Nova Scotians, Environment


Nova Scotia property owners now have clearer rules and options for cleaning up contaminated sites and readying them for new uses.

Environment Minister Issues Maritime Link EA Decision


Following a review of the Maritime Link project, Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau announced today, June 21, that there are no environmental challenges facing the project.

Province Seeks Feedback on Changes to Move to a Cleaner, Greener Future

Environment / Energy (to July 2018)

The province is looking for feedback on proposed regulations that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality in Nova Scotia.

Le temps chaud peut entraîner une prolifération d'algues

Environment / Health and Wellness

Alors que la température augmente à l'échelle de la province, on demande aux Néo-Écossais de surveiller la prolifération d'algues bleues dans les lacs et les rivières.

Warm Temperatures May Cause Algae Blooms

Environment / Health and Wellness

As temperatures rise across the province, Nova Scotians should keep an eye out for blue-green algae blooms in lakes and rivers.

Guide Helps Homeowners Protect Environment, Their Pocketbooks


Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau is encouraging homeowners to think about their role in protecting and conserving water resources as Environment Week begins today, June 3.

Flood Plan Reduces Risk for Vulnerable Communities


The province is addressing risks and helping to minimize damages for Nova Scotians living in communities vulnerable to flooding.