Environment

Rosie the Labradoodle sits beside her self-produced waste in Conrose Park Thursday afternoon.

EnvironmentHalifax flags doggy bags issue

HRM interested in turning dog waste into renewable energy

Feb 7, 2019

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EnvironmentNova Scotia to recycle used oil, more electronics

Video game systems and ebook readers among items to be recycled

Feb 7, 2019

Nova Scotia Environment Minister Margaret Miller spoke to reporters at a scrum on Thursday.

EnvironmentEnvironmental Act that sets goals for Nova Scotia up for renewal

The Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act was first introduced in 2007

Jan 31, 2019

Solar panels cover the Halifax Regional Police headquarters on Gottingen Street.

ENERGYHalifax's solar energy program is here to stay

HRM amends bylaw to make solar financing program permanent

Jan 16, 2019

Single-use plastic bags make up one per cent of total material received at the HRM’s Materials Recycling Facility.

Environment No more plastic bags in Halifax? HRM committee votes for a ban

If council approves, bags could be banned by July 1

Dec 7, 2018

These supplements, and the plastic bottle they come in, were part of what inspired the Harbour Lites' Seniors Club to take action against overpackaging.

EnvironmentSeniors in Musquodoboit Harbour are fed up with overpackaging

Harbour Lites Seniors’ Club hopes to bring concerns to the provincial government

Dec 7, 2018

Minister Iain Rankin and Deputy Minister Julie Towers answer questions about Nova Scotia's response to the Lahey report.

EnvironmentHow Nova Scotia plans to improve forestry practices

McNeil government released response to the Lahey forestry review on Monday

Dec 5, 2018

Participants and volunteers pick up garbage at the Hemlock Ravine trip organized by Trips by Transit.

Outdoors Want to get out of the city and see nature? Take the bus.

Trips by Transit help Haligonians access nature by Halifax Transit buses

Dec 2, 2018

Woodlawn United Church uses solar-powered electric system shaped like a cross.

Environment Solar City asks for three-year extension

40 applications have been approved this year

Nov 26, 2018

Students from the Dalhousie's college of Sustainability showing the result of the session

EnvironmentLocals 'sick' about high traffic in Duncans Cove

Challenges, possible solutions discussed at engagement session Tuesday

Feb 14, 2018

Halifax participants in Fishackaton show off their product logo

FishCoding for a better future: 'Fishackathon' in Halifax

Participants spent the weekend at Volta Labs coming up with working solutions

Feb 11, 2018

The amendments will protect habitats and increase fish stock

Fish‘Protect our waters’: new federal legislation to save fish

Amendments range from protecting fish habitats to considering traditional Indigenous knowledge

Feb 9, 2018

Lake Banook‘A concerning trend’: Proposed study will investigate Lake Banook’s bacteria

Regional council asked to approve $150,000 to find source of contamination

Feb 1, 2018

Members of the Offshore Alliance protest irresponsible drilling practices in Nova Scotia waters

Environment‘Water is more precious than oil’

Environment groups warn against possible consequences for Atlantic Canada

Jan 25, 2018