All posts in Environment

  • Youth speakers increasing at Fredericton climate strike
    May 11, 2019, by Corey Robichaud, Norm Knight and Susan O'Donnell

    Outside the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on May 10, more than 250 people, mostly youth, gathered to urge the elected representatives inside to take urgent action on the climate […]

  • The People vs the Irving Dynasty [video]
    May 8, 2019, by NB Media Co-op

    The People’s Mayday rally in Saint John sparked the creation of a 5-minute video, The People vs the Irving Dynasty, about their action in the port city last week. The […]

  • May Day celebration in Saint John targets Irving
    May 3, 2019, by Gregory M. Cook

    Irving Town, better known as Port City Saint John, was host to more than 100 people on the first day of May 2019 for a traditional celebration of spring’s natural […]

  • The Lac-Mégantic rail disaster’s fallout
    April 25, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    During Earth Week, talk of oil, pipelines, trains and community and environmental tragedy filled Conserver House. As the original location of the Fredericton Public Library succumbed to the flood waters […]

  • Wolastoq: a beautiful and bountiful teacher
    March 20, 2019, by David Perley and Brian Beaton

    When David Perley, Director of the UNB Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, speaks about Wolastoq (“beautiful and bountiful river”) he is able to share first-hand knowledge and experiences about the importance of this […]

  • Wolastoq: a healthy river is necessary for survival [video]
    March 20, 2019, by David Perley, Shanthi Bell, Tracy Glynn and Susan O'Donnell

    In this short video, David Perley, RAVEN collaborator and Director of the University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, talks about why a healthy river is necessary for survival. This video […]

  • Fredericton youth rally for climate action
    March 16, 2019, by Gerry McAlister

    An enthusiastic and colorful crowd of several hundred gathered outside the provincial legislature in Fredericton on March 15 to protest against the government’s inaction on climate change. Despite the pouring […]

  • Authors share New Brunswickers’ love of trees [video]
    March 15, 2019, by Shanthi Bell

    David Palmer and Tracy Glynn share their experiences writing The Great Trees of New Brunswick, 2nd Edition. This edition of the book compiles facts about all of New Brunswick’s 32 […]

  • Clear the air: carbon tax panel in Sackville
    February 13, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    A panel on Feb. 11 agreed that carbon pricing is a good first step to addressing the climate change crisis before all of us. The “Clearing the Air” panel at […]

  • All are not equal before the law in Guatemala
    February 6, 2019, by Jackie McVicar

    Last June, I got asked to help with translation for folks working on a documentary about the international declaration on human rights. They were interviewing communities impacted by Canadian mining […]

  • “Shake until you wake!” Wabanaki Unity Gathering
    January 28, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

    Indigenous women made their voices heard throughout the Gathering to Unify Wabanaki Peoples & Non-Indigenous Allies hosted by the Wolastoq Grand Council on unceded Wolastoqey Homeland at the St. Thomas […]

  • Let’s dance together into a green economy across New Brunswick
    January 21, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    Celebrating New Brunswick’s innovative spirit is one purpose of a new cellphone music video competition seeking creative music, lyrics and video material from local musicians, songwriters and video producers. Everyone […]

  • Living the good life in rural New Brunswick
    January 12, 2019, by Tracy Glynn

    Taymouth shares many of the struggles faced by rural communities in New Brunswick but newcomers choosing to make their home in its rolling hills are part of a different, more […]

  • Mt. A student Tina Oh on her climate activism [video]
    January 3, 2019, by Brower Youth Awards

    Tina is a 21 year old from rural New Brunswick, Canada who is a divestment organizer in a nationally-recognized, student-led fossil fuel divestment campaign at Mount Allison University. She is […]

  • Mr. Higgs’ “Frack Earth Society”
    December 2, 2018, by Lawrence Wuest

    The “Flat Earth Society” was founded tongue-in-cheek in New Brunswick by the renowned philosopher Dr. Leo Ferrari of St. Thomas University, and our beloved poet Alden Nowlan. It is reassuring […]

  • Mobilizing to improve the environment in New Brunswick
    November 27, 2018, by Jennifer Adam

    An “Eco-confluence” event on November 17 brought together more than 35 groups concerned with the well-being of the province, its citizens, and its environment, including Nature Trust NB, Voices for […]

  • Charles Thériault on mobilizing against spraying the forest [Video]
    November 14, 2018, by Shanthi Bell

    Listen to Charles Thériault, the Kedgwick-based filmmaker behind the web-series “Is Our Forest Really Ours,” talk about why he opposes spraying the forest with glyphosate-based herbicides. For more information about Thériaul ...

  • “We never surrendered:” Wolastoq Grand Council Chief [video]
    November 8, 2018, by Ron Tremblay, Shanthi Bell & Tracy Glynn

    Listen to Wolastoq Grand Council Chief Ron Tremblay speak about the importance of protecting the land and treaties in this video. This video and accompanying article was made possible with […]

  • “We never surrendered:” Wolastoq Grand Council Chief
    October 22, 2018, by Tracy Glynn

    Indigenous peoples across Canada are decrying the Supreme Court of Canada ruling on Oct. 11, 2018 that the federal government is not obligated to consult with Indigenous peoples before a […]

  • Study reveals Monsanto manipulated glyphosate approval process
    August 13, 2018, by Dallas McQuarrie

    A new study details how Monsanto, a company that manufactures glyphosate-based products, used deceit and manipulation to have the chemical herbicide declared safe. The scientific article, published in the August 2018 […]

  • Fredericton rallies for elm trees at Officer’s Square
    May 29, 2018, by Tracy Glynn

    Fredericton residents are voicing their opposition to imminent plans to cut down 19 elm and maple trees at Officer’s Square in the city’s downtown. More than 100 people gathered at […]

  • Busted: pesticide use a major problem in open-pen aquaculture
    May 14, 2018, by Tom Cheney with photographs by Nick Hawkins

    This month, a New Brunswick salmon aquaculture company, Northern Harvest Sea Farms, was charged with a violation of the province’s Pesticides Control Act. That quite likely means the company illegally […]

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    Province’s lakes at risk to metal mining effluent
    April 4, 2018, by Lawrence Wuest

    On April 3, 2018, a National Consultation was held on an application by Northcliff Resources to dump metal mining effluent from the proposed Sisson Mine into fish bearing streams in […]

  • N.B. government fights climate change cautiously
    April 2, 2018, by Norm Knight

    Under federal pressure, the government of New Brunswick has introduced climate change legislation.  It calls for a threefold reduction in greenhouse gas emission from the province by 2050.  But critics […]