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A Little Bit Of History: Pulp & Paper industry gives itself pat on back. Dec.15,1994, The Evening News.

January 17th, 2019

  “The pulp and paper industry has proven that it can comply with environmental policies without being regulated into it…When a clear objective, such as the pollution of the fishery, is identified… there is great opportunity without the use of regulations to develop ways to address those problems.” John Roberts, a Canadian executive that spoke […]

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Calls to end seismic testing off NFLD and Labrador as plankton levels plunge – iPolitics

A dramatic drop in the number of plankton in the waters off Newfoundland and Labrador has renewed calls to halt seismic testing by the oil and gas industry. Data collected by scientists with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) have revealed a steady decline over the last five years in phytoplankton and zooplankton.

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Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence cod could be extinct by mid-century: report | CBC News

There is a high probability that Atlantic cod will be locally extinct in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence by mid-century – even with no commercial fishing, according to a new report. The paper, published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, says the death rate now stands at 50 per cent for adult Gulf cod five years and older.

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Northern Pulp, Scotsburn Lumber, and U.S. tariffs

Last month, Scotsburn Lumber sent out a letter encouraging “all our employers, contractors, business owners, forest landowners and associated suppliers to call or write a letter to your local or elected official” to express support for Northern Pulp Mill and its efforts to continue operating after the deadline for stopping the dumping of mill effluent into Boat Harbour.

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Groups Sue Feds to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean

Charleston, S.C. – Leading environmental groups sued the federal government today to prevent seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean. This extremely loud and dangerous process, which is used to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean’s surface, is the first step toward offshore drilling.

 

Coexistence of the Fishery & Petroleum Industries

Coexistence of the Fishery and Petroleum Industries/ Coexistence des industries de la peche et du petrole…..Fossil Fuels – Combustibles fossiles. // – Notre environnement, Elements Environmental Magazine

 

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Boat Harbour: On toxic pond

Rodney MacDonald’s government isn’t the first to say it will clean up the mess the province made of Boat Harbour. And it’s not the first to use public money to keep the polluting pulp mill running. An investigation by a group of University of King’s College journalism students finds over four decades of murky water and broken promises.

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This is the worst oil disaster you’ve never heard of | Janis Searles Jones and Philippe Cousteau

When Hurricane Ivan sank an oil platform owned by Taylor Energy in 2004, it has spewed hundreds of barrels of oil per day. And it’s not stopped

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N.S. prepares for worst on controversial pulp mill: ‘No easy solution here’

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s premier says he’s keenly aware of the continuing need to diversify the province’s economy in 2019, especially with the future of a key economic player up in the air.

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Building blocks of ocean food web in rapid decline as plankton productivity plunges | CBC News

They’re teeny, tiny plants and organisms but their impact on ocean life is huge.​ Phytoplankton and zooplankton that live near the surface are the base of the ocean’s food system. Everything from small fish, big fish, whales and seabirds depend on their productivity.

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Greta Thunberg, 15, Climate Activist, “You are stealing our future.”

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