News releases from Environment issued in the specified time period (Page 8)

Land Purchases Will Enhance Parks, Protected Areas


Investing in important lands will benefit wildlife and their habitats and help Nova Scotia reach, and surpass, its goal of protecting at least 12 per cent of its lands.

Earth Hour Shines Spotlight on Energy Conservation

Environment / Energy (to July 2018)

Nova Scotians are encouraged to unite with people around the globe during Earth Hour on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Nova Scotians Urged to Protect and Conserve Water


On this, World Water Day, Minister of Environment Sterling Belliveau is reminding Nova Scotians that water is a precious resource in need of our protection and stewardship.

Plan Will Protect Important Lands, Enhance Parks

Environment / Natural Resources (to July 2018)

People in the province are invited to help define the final plan to manage and protect Nova Scotia's natural spaces.

Port Hawkesbury Office Closed Today


The Department of Environment office at 218 MacSween St. in Port Hawkesbury is closed for the rest of the day today, Feb. 4, due to a power failure.

Nova Scotians Come Together To Protect Troop Island


Troop Island's natural wildlife habitats and important coastal lands will be protected for the benefit of Nova Scotians and future generations thanks to the combined effort of residents, community groups, Halifax Regional Municipality and the province.

Renewed Agreement Benefits Communities, Environment


Nova Scotians will continue to have a solid-waste reduction program recognized globally for its innovation, with a new agreement between the province and the Resource Recovery Fund Board Inc.

Regional Office Closed for Move


The Department of Environment Sydney regional office at 295 Charlotte St., will be closed Thursday, Nov. 29.

Province Invests in More Lands

Natural Resources (to July 2018) / Environment

Nova Scotians will have more opportunities for recreation and economic development thanks to an investment in land purchases.

Nova Scotians Benefit from Cleaner Environment, Greener Economy

Environment / Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

Protecting the environment and growing the province's green economy to benefit families are the goals of legislation that will be introduced today, Nov. 19.

Province Introduces Sustainable Transport Program

Energy (to July 2018) / Environment

Communities throughout the province will be able to make transportation more sustainable, active and accessible through a new pilot program.

Lake Ainslie: Setting the Record Straight

Energy (to July 2018) / Environment

Lake Ainslie: Setting the Record Straight

Province continues to meet environmental, economic goals

Environment / Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

Nova Scotian families are enjoying a cleaner, greener environment as the province continues to meet, and exceed, its targets in the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act.

Agreement will Save on Power Bills, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Environment / Energy (to July 2018)

The province's approach to clean energy has helped save Nova Scotia families an additional $1.3 billion on their power bills, while achieving the federal government's new greenhouse gas emission targets.

On demande aux propriétaires de puits de faire preuve de prudence

Emergency Management Office / Environment

Les Néo-Écossais touchés par les inondations qui utilisent un puits pour leur eau potable doivent prendre des mesures de précaution pour assurer leur santé et leur sécurité.

Well Users Urged to Exercise Caution

Environment / Emergency Management Office

Nova Scotians affected by flooding who use wells for drinking water should follow safety steps to protect their health and safety.

Service Disruptions in Amherst

Health and Wellness / Environment / Community Services / Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

Some provincial government services continue to face disruptions today, Aug. 29, following a fire in Amherst on the weekend.

Amherst Office Closed


The Department of Environment office at 71 East Victoria St., Amherst is closed today, Aug. 28, because of air quality issues from a nearby structure fire.

New On-line System Improves Service Delivery


Nova Scotians now have better access to environmental services and greener options through a new on-line service.

Minister Welcomes Delegation from the Philippines


A delegation from the Philippines is checking out Nova Scotia's innovative approach to water resource management until Friday, June 29.