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OFFSHORE DRILLING: 9 more offshore exploration leases now up for grabs

Beyond Shell and BP: 9 more offshore exploration leases now up for grabs by JOHN DAVIS ON BEHALF OF CLEAN OCEAN ACTION COMMITTEE Exploration parcels 1 – 4 straddle Georges and Browns Bank, areas that are key to Nova Scotia’s … Continue reading

FISHERIES: As 2015 Fishing Season Kicks Off, a Still Uncertain Future for Cod Remains

The post As 2015 Fishing Season Kicks Off, a Still Uncertain Future for Cod Remains appeared first on Conservation Law Foundation. Posted: 01 May 2015 07:00 AM PDT The 2015 fishing season begins today, May 1, and stricter – but … Continue reading

OIL: When there is an oil spill in the Bay of Fundy … you can expect this.

Five Years After The BP Oil Spill, Gulf Coast Residents Say “BP Hasn’t Made Things Right” By Julie Dermansky • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – 21:31 If you ask Dean Blanchard, the largest shrimp buyer and wholesaler in the region … Continue reading

GENETIC ENGINEERING: FrankenSalmon haven’t gone away. Just what has happened up to 2015?

  Cban.ca January 2015 Canada’s Minister of the Environment approved the commercial production of genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon eggs in November 2013. However, the GM fish is not yet approved for human consumption – the Canadian and US governments … Continue reading

LNG: Opposition to LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay has never been about LNG – It’s about location

Downeast LNG has been pursuing this development for almost a decade now. Now they want to export from their proposed development. Seems no one, including FERC, gets it. The Quoddy-Cobscook Region is one of the most productive areas on the North … Continue reading

LEARNING: University of Maine Marine Center summer courses For Marine Science

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center has a great line-up of classes being offered this summer on the coast of Maine that are open to undergraduate and graduate students from all universities. Additional information and complete course descriptions can … Continue reading

POLLUTION:: A Firsthand Account of the Ravages of Lead Poisoning – A warning to St. Andrews, NB

You may remember that residents of Charlotte County, NB in general and St. Andrews in particular, were horrified to learn that an aggregate mining company at the Bayside Port had gained permission to dump surplus materials along the upper reaches … Continue reading

OIL SPILLS: More on the health implications of using Corexit in the Bay of Fundy

    Dr. Riki Ott, a toxicologist, marine biologist and founder of ALERT, was on scene for the Exxon Valdez oil disaster in Alaska in 1989. Ott has been working to have dispersants banned for many years, and said that … Continue reading

NUCLEAR: Be happy! Don’t worry! But did you know this?

As this simple infographic explains it only takes one hit to send you on a path to your possible death. There is no acceptable limit. Yet we accept nuclear development and storage right in our Fundy backyard. … Continue reading