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Hundreds of Halifax students demand action on climate change

Hundreds of students from across the city marched in downtown Halifax demanding action on climate change. The movement was inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who was recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and has inspired thousands of youth around the world to stand up for the environment.

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Nine-year old asks minister to protect Strait

The following letter was written by 9-year old Hannah Fleury to Nova Scotia Environment Minister Margaret Miller in response to the environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s proposed replacement effluent treatment plant. Dear Environment Minister Margaret Miller, I am writing to you about Northern Pulp’s pipe that they want to build.

 

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WATCH: Dem Rep Uses an Air Horn to Prove a Point About Environmental Impact of Offshore Oil Work

7.2k Views 2 Votes “Mr. Chair, I’d ask for unanimous consent to sound an air horn in committee.” That was the unusual request made by Freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-S.C.) during a House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife hearing on Thursday, all in the name of making a point about the impact of one controversial method of offshore oil work.

 

 

Bluefin tuna in P.E.I. are so hungry they no longer fear humans

Bobbing up and down on cold Atlantic waters, several fishermen toss scaly, silver mackerel overboard. It’s a delicious snack for a bluefin tuna – the largest species of tuna in the world, measuring more than six feet in length and weighing up to 1,600 pounds.

 

 

 

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The Canso Chemicals mystery: With the chemical plant long gone, why is the company still alive? And what about all that mercury pollution?

Canso Chemicals hasn’t produced any chemicals for 29 years, but – contrary to what I wrote in the Halifax Examiner in “Northern Pulp’s environmental documents: missing mercury, a pulp mill that never was, and oodles of contradictions” – the company lives on. Sort of. For two decades Canso Chemicals produced chlorine for the pulping process…

Northern Pulp’s environmental documents: missing mercury, a pulp mill that never was, and oodles of contradictions

Cover photo: Point D, where treated Northern Pulp wastewater currently flows from Boat Harbour into the Northumberland Strait, just a few hundred metres from Pictou Landing First Nation.There is much to wade through in the documents Northern Pulp submitted to Nova Scotia Environment o

LETTER OF THE WEEK: Time to bury ‘wealth over health’ era | The Chronicle Herald

I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist and I live a 10-minute drive from Pictou Landing First Nation (PLFN) and Boat Harbour. My sub-specialty training included studying and treating the effects of environmental toxins on the developing brain. There are many toxins that affect the brain; however, I will focus on methyl mercury and particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5).

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Information Morning – NS | New details about Northern Pulp effluent

Information Morning – NS: An environmental lawyer shares new information about Northern Pulp’s proposal to send treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait. Jamie Simpson is an environmental lawyer in Halifax.

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May slams pulp pipe process – The Pictou Advocate

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Shares PICTOU – An overflow crowd of well over 100 people jammed the Northumberland Fisheries Museum last Saturday to hear from federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who repeated her long-held view that no pipe should flow into the Northumberland Strait to discharge waste water from Northern Pulp.

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How Pollution from a Nova Scotia Pulp Mill Could Sink Trudeau on Both Coasts | The Tyee

Thanks to a senator, a movie star and a former British Columbia MP who posed the right question 24 years ago, Justin Trudeau is looking like a poseur again. Announcements, Events & more from Tyee and select partners And I haven’t even gotten to the fishermen. Here’s the issue.

 

February 6, 2019

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson,   Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard  House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario  K1A0A6

Dear Minister and Sirs/Madams,
Northern Pulp, a bleached Kraft pulp company (and the Province of Nova Scotia) are planning to construct an effluent pipe at the location of the red star in the diagram below. The pipe is to replace the Boat Harbour Effluent treatment facility due for closure in January 2020.  Boat Harbour is deemed to be one of the most toxic sites in Canada and has been a horrific injustice inflicted on Pictou Landing First Nations for over half a century. Read More: MinWilkinsonNoPipe 2019[137]

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“Everything won’t stink so bad”

The children of Pictou Landing First Nation didn’t mince words when they addressed the standing-room-only audience that had gathered in their school gymnasium on January 31, 2019 to mark the start of the one-year countdown to the legislated closure of Boat Harbour.They “hate” Boat Harbour.

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Elizabeth May presents a petition on behalf of the residents of Pictou County

Elizabeth May presents a petition on behalf of the residents of Pictou County

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Asia Pulp and Paper (Owners of Northern Pulp): For continued destruction of the Indonesian rainforest and peatlands and attempting to “greenwash” its image for the global market.

Ten Top Corporate Criminals of 2018

Each year, Global Exchange releases a “Top Corporate Criminals” list to highlight some of the world’s corporate worst-of-the-worst on issues like violations of human rights and workers’ rights, environmental destruction, war profiteering, and tax evasion and other white-collar corporate crime, just to name a few.

 

 

 

 

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Opinion: Tom Miller, Woodlot Owner

Money doesn’t grow on trees for woodlot owners – The Halifax Herald Limited

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SURETTE: Can we manage a forestry crisis properly this time? | The Chronicle Herald

Barring surprises, closure of the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou seems like a high probability in a year’s time, when a deadline for closing the toxic Boat Harbour lagoon used as the mill’s outfall kicks in without an alternative (a pipe

 

 

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