LOOKING BACK: Activists, Anarchists, Environmentalists and Whales

Back in 2008 I ran a community non-profit with a mandate to promote a sustainable environment and community. But every time I am called an “environmentalist” I cringe. In 2008 a local newspaper was reporting on a bunch of protestors … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Activists, Anarchists, Environmentalists and Whales

ISSUES – FOOD: Are you suspicious because bread doesn’t taste the same and baking bread doesn’t even smell the same!..

Apart from the fact that breads have no real taste these days and certainly don’t have the same smell when baking, there is this: “Wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several … Continue reading ISSUES – FOOD: Are you suspicious because bread doesn’t taste the same and baking bread doesn’t even smell the same!..

ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?

Click to read. Click below to purchase printed copies for distribution. ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)? By Art MacKay in OCEAN LIFE 4 pages, published 4/15/2020 This … Continue reading ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?

OPINION: Antibiotics in fish farming create resistance and are an animal welfare disaster – but there are solutions.

A report has issued an urgent warning on the spread of drug resistance (anti-microbial resistance, AMR) from animal to human pathogens. It identifies aquaculture as a major source worldwide. Aquaculture (fish farming) is an under-appreciated source of AMR, and as global citizens we can … Continue reading OPINION: Antibiotics in fish farming create resistance and are an animal welfare disaster – but there are solutions.

POLLUTION – The truth about Boat Harbour Mill Effluent in Nova Scotia

And the battle continues in 2022!! An extremely powerful video about Northern Pulp’s Boat Harbour and Mill. The killing of aquatic life began immediately on startup in 1960. Reminds me of the death of the St. Croix River and Estuary … Continue reading POLLUTION – The truth about Boat Harbour Mill Effluent in Nova Scotia

LOOKING BACK: Saint John’s Energy Hub Hype – 2008

February, 2008. It’s been fascinating watching the fever building in Saint John around “The Great Energy Hub”. Certainly everyone is doing a great job in building the hype that seems to be necessary to move these developments forward. The Telegraph … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Saint John’s Energy Hub Hype – 2008

ISSUES: Are the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy threatened by this?

As more and more goods are transported around the globe, ocean traffic continues to rise. As this chart shows, here in the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy, traffic records show the phenomenal activity along our shores. Should we … Continue reading ISSUES: Are the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy threatened by this?

DID YOU KNOW? This Uninhabited Island Off of Massachusetts Is Littered With Bombs

Whether wildlife refuge, research destination or restored traditional homeland, the fate of Nomans Land is up for debate By James Freitas, Hakai Magazine SMITHSONIANMAG.COM MARCH 16, 2021 12:00PM Nomans Land, Massachusetts, is unusual for the heavily populated New England coast. The island … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW? This Uninhabited Island Off of Massachusetts Is Littered With Bombs

Minister Guilbeault: Hit the brakes on the Bay du Nord project and invest in sustainable jobs instead 

A massive new oil-drilling proposal that would extract up to 1 billion barrels of oil is sitting on the Environment Minister’s desk.1,2 The Bay du Nord project — an offshore drilling project in Newfoundland — is a carbon bomb. It would push us further … Continue reading Minister Guilbeault: Hit the brakes on the Bay du Nord project and invest in sustainable jobs instead 

ISSUES: If A Tree Falls – Rod Cumberland Interview at Wilderness Obsession

With elections looming in New Brunswick, it is disheartening to see how little progress has been made in the 5 years since this was published. As Rod Cumberland enters the political arena, we can only hope that things change for … Continue reading ISSUES: If A Tree Falls – Rod Cumberland Interview at Wilderness Obsession

ISSUES: Looking back on high coliform levels in the St. Croix River. Has anything changed?

In 2003, levels at some drainages into the river were thousands of times higher than acceptable levels!19 years later … has anything changed? TAKE NOTE: THE MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE LEVEL IS ≤ 200 E. coli /100 mL LEARN MORE AT: https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/canada/health-canada/migration/healthy-canadians/publications/healthy-living-vie-saine/water-recreational-recreative-eau/alt/pdf/water-recreational-recreative-eau-eng.pdf Continue reading ISSUES: Looking back on high coliform levels in the St. Croix River. Has anything changed?

LOOKING BACK: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland Strait

POLLUTION: This is an extremely powerful video about Nova Scotia’s Northern Pulp’s Boat Harbour and Mill. The killing of aquatic life began immediately on startup in 1960. Reminds me of the death of the St. Croix River and Estuary starting … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland Strait

ENERGY – Why Nova Scotia’s fossil fuel energy megaprojects are going bust – Jan 2, 2022

Source: Why Nova Scotia’s fossil fuel energy megaprojects are going bust | CBC News A first post for 2022 indicates fossil fuel extraction offshore is not working out. Good News for the ocean!! Art MacKay, Jan 2, 2022 *************************** Click … Continue reading ENERGY – Why Nova Scotia’s fossil fuel energy megaprojects are going bust – Jan 2, 2022

FORESTRY: A HALF CENTURY OF ECOSYSTEM DESTRUCTION. Are forest and agricultural sprays the cause?

Have you noticed that swallows, swifts, martins and whip-poor-wills are missing from our sky? I grew up on the St. Croix River and well remember the swallows swooping down and feeding on the insects emerging along the river above the … Continue reading FORESTRY: A HALF CENTURY OF ECOSYSTEM DESTRUCTION. Are forest and agricultural sprays the cause?

POLLUTION: 100 municipalities discharged sewage into the St. Lawrence river and Gulf in 2015. What’s happening today?

100 municipalities discharge sewage into Quebec’s waterways CBC obtained a complete list of all municipalities that dump untreated wastewater CBC News Posted: Oct 23, 2015 6:46 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 23, 2015 10:42 PM ET Raw sewage from Chute-aux-Outardes … Continue reading POLLUTION: 100 municipalities discharged sewage into the St. Lawrence river and Gulf in 2015. What’s happening today?

ISSUES: SS Arrow leaks oil in Chedabucto Bay – Funny it never did that before!

There’s a Fundy story that tells about a fisherman visiting his old boat at the wharf. It is sunk … totally sunk. “Funny.” he says, “I can’t figure it out. It never did that before.” Some folks (mostly mainlanders) don’t get … Continue reading ISSUES: SS Arrow leaks oil in Chedabucto Bay – Funny it never did that before!