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May 23, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

More than 80 percent of New Brunswick’s land is forest. Many environmental activists are challenging corporate control of forestry and the view that the natural world is a commodity for […]

A message from New Brunswick’s future – Imagine NB 2030

May 17, 2019, by Daniel Tubb

In the optimistic spirit of the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Message from the Future, this is a speculative look back from 2030, which imagines C ...

Opposition Day at the Legislature: Renewable energy bill passes to committee

May 16, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

For environmental activists, the highlight of opposition day on May 16 was the vote by the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly to pass the second readi ...

An obituary for Peter deMarsh

May 16, 2019, by Family of Peter deMarsh

PETER GRANT deMARSH September 28, 1949 – March 10, 2019 We mourn the loss of our beloved Peter, whose life was tragically lost, along with 156 o ...

  • Workers strike in Belledune over safety position
    May 15, 2019, by Abram Lutes

    Almost 300 workers, members of local 7085 of the United Steelworkers (USW), at the Belledune lead and zinc smelter in northern New Brunswick, have been on strike since April 24 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • “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 […]