This is an older map. There’s a current interactive map that shows you how things have been going since 2001. You will be startled! FOLLOW THIS LINK TO EXPLORE THIS INTERACTIVE MAP. Continue reading FORESTRY: WE ARE LOSING OUR FORESTS GLOBALLY – Check out how bad it is in our area!! It’s bad!!
HOW MUCH WATER DOES POINT LEPREAU USE? In 1980 the New Brunswick Electric Power Commission described building a cooling system for the 600 MW nuclear generating station at Point Lepreau as follows: Of major consideration in the design of a … Continue reading The Impact of Point Lepreau Nuclear Plant on Plankton & Larval Fishes
Many years ago, I worked with the New Brunswick Conservation Council in publishing a book “A Quoddy Region Case Study: Two hundred years of change in the ecosystem and food web”. In addition to doing the graphics and layout, I … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – My Life & the “Odour of Life” in Passamaquoddy Bay
This was originally written regarding a severe 2015 storm called Patricia that missed the Bay of Fundy back in the day. We have updated it to express concern about hurricanes like IDA and FIONA which placed coastal nuclear plants in … Continue reading NUCLEAR ISSUES: What if Hurricane IDA or Hurricane FIONA had Struck the Fundy Area?
Well it seems that radioactive iodine has found it’s way into seaweeds on both coasts. Unfortunately there is little current information that I can find since it seems no testing is done along our Atlantic coast. But we do it … Continue reading RADIOACTIVITY: Jeez … is your dulse radioactive?
As fracking raises its ugly head again, this old article still begs the question. Continue reading ISSUES: Fracking in NB – Are there two sides to this story?
Not strictly east coast, but an issue that should concern us all. Click on each for further details. Continue reading ISSUES: Nuclear Hotspots Great Lakes Watershed.
PART I | OCT. 25, 2015 Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth – YARMOUTH BAR, NOVA SCOTIA Sandwiched on a narrow sandbar between Yarmouth’s harbor and the open Gulf of Maine, the fishermen of … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth
3/6/21 The article below was written many years ago when LNG developments in Passamaquoddy Bay were threatening the Northern Right Whale population that summered in this area. The effort to stop the LNG developments was successful but little has changed … Continue reading WHALES: Looking back at the LNG threat to the Northern Right Whale – 2007. Has anything changed?
The following was published in 2008. Fourteen years later it doesn’t seem like sail will take over from fuel consuming ships at sea!! According to the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, a large ship … Continue reading ISSUES: Is the New Age of Sail Coming to Atlantica?
This was written in 2013 when the future of my hometown looked bleak. Today, properties have passed to the next generation and younger entrepreneurs are buying and fixing up old retail spaces and bringing the potential for new life to … Continue reading COMMUNITY: The painful death of my hometowns – St. Stephen, NB and Calais, ME
Everyone knows the Bay of Fundy … right? It is home to thousands of unusual and spectacular marine invertebrates as well as more beautiful birds than you can count and a dozen species of whales and seals including the endangered North … Continue reading ISSUES: Marine Protected Areas – Canada’s failure in the face of big business?
As reported below, the Sisson Mine project was given EIA approval to Northcliff Resources’s some years ago for an open pit mine project, near Fredericton,, subject to 40 conditions. But wait!!! The project is still alive it seems. See – Northcliff … Continue reading LOOKING BACK AND FORWARD: Sisson Mine project given EIA approval – New Brunswick
Fracking is being considered once more in New Brunswick and is already practiced elsewhere. But did you know about the radiation risks? Radionuclides associated with hydraulic fracturing are man-made radionuclides which are used in the hydraulic fracturing process as radioactive … Continue reading ISSUES – Fracking in NB? Consider this!
So you think nuclear is the answer! Check out these accidents & meltdowns from 1942 to 2015!
|Chalk River, Canada
1962 – 2015 – RTG’s; 9 Deadly Radioactive Plutonium Reactor Containing Satellites Exploded, Melted
INTRODUCTION: Clearcutting, earth scouring, pesticide sprays, herbicide sprays, forest plantation monocultures … all actions that destroy our natural forests. The complex forest food web is generally understood by trained biologists, but if you don’t have that background, how can we … Continue reading CLEARCUTTING – Learning why our forests are important for a healthy planet
It’s true. You generally can’t see, taste, or smell nuclear radiation and folks really, really don’t seem to worry about it. Click here to see what it looks like and understand that some forms of radiation can penetrate your body … Continue reading ISSUES: Nuclear Radiation … you can’t see it, smell it or taste it … why worry?
With dwindling numbers due to snags in lobster traps and collisions with ships, the right whale is looking for a way to make a comeback BY TOM CHENEY; PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK HAWKINS SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Oct. 29, 2018, 1:44 p.m. From 800 … Continue reading WHALES: The Plight of the Right Whale – Smithsonian Magazine
Will Nova Scotia become an island? The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there may be only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5 C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly … Continue reading ISSUES: SEA RISE IMPACTS AROUND THE BAY OF FUNDY – Tantramar – Will Nova Scotia become an island?
Over 400,000 hectares of Caribou habitat destroyed for toilet paper and lumber every year The boreal forest makes up a quarter of the world’s intact forests. It’s home to some of the largest populations of iconic creatures like the Canada … Continue reading ISSUES: Woodland Caribou are in Trouble
It’s an old and ongoing story. Who really owns Machias Seal Island … Canada or the United States? This long detailed article tells some of the fascinating tales that originated from this tiny disputed island that floats out there in … Continue reading ISSUES – The Man Who Went to War With Canada – Atlas Obscura
LNG presents fire risks, pollution risks, transport risks, marine fauna risk and greenhouse gas emissions. Spending 10 years helping to protect Passamaquoddy Bay from several proposed LNG terminals, led to the accumulation of a lot of information on LNG and … Continue reading ISSUES – LNG is good for the environment you say … really?
The Passamaquoddy Bay area is an important ecological treasure that needs to be preserved. This video outlines concerns and suggests some things that should be done. Continue reading ISSUES – SHAPING THE FUTURE OF PASSAMAQUODDY BAY
Rod Cumberland Interview on John Higgins Live John Higgins interviews wildlife biologist Rod Cumberland on Charlotte County Television while taking calls live on TV from viewers watching at home. Cumberland, a former professor at the Maritime College of Forest Technology … Continue reading ISSUES: Rod Cumberland on Deer, Forests, Towns, and Forest Management
This interesting chart from marinetraffic.com shows the densities of ships travelling in the area for the year 2013. With global trade growing annually, the emissions from gigantic ships that range from huge cruise ships to giant tankers is substantial both in terms … Continue reading ISSUE: Climate change and shipping–Unanswered questions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23rd, 2018 The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says a dramatic decline in northern cod below 1992’s moratorium level reflects “epic” mismanagement that isn’t characteristic of the federal Department of Fisheries … Continue reading FISHERIES – FISH-NL calls for independent investigation of ‘epic’ mismanagement of northern cod stock by DFO – Has anything changed?
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
Maine’s battle over who owns the rights to harvest on their intertidal area. Click to access rockweed-trial.pdf Continue reading ISSUES: Who Owns Rockweed Anyway.
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