Defending Indigenous sovereignty from Wet’suwet’en Territory to Mi’kma’ki

Actions of solidarity across the country as raids echo what’s happened in the past to Alton Gas protesters.
Since last week, the RCMP has been executing almost daily raids and arresting Indigenous land defenders on Wet'suwet'en territory in BC, enforcing a court order to remove people from the land granted to Coastal GasLink for its pipeline construction.

Talking climate change basics with Halifax climate scientist Jeffrey Taylor

From greenhouse gasses to what committed change means
T he Coast sat down with local climate scientist Jeffrey Taylor to talk the basics of climate change.

Eastern Shore rallies behind Owls Head parklands

A behind-the-scenes move by the province to sell the land has community pushing back.
More than 200 people packed into the Ship Harbour Community Centre in the afternoon on Sunday, January 26 in the latest escalation of a land-use dispute over the selling of protected Crown land to a private developer to build three golf courses—a dispute that also jeopardizes the province's reputation as a safe place to invest.

Nova Scotia is behind in shifting the cost of recycling onto companies

Nova Scotian consumers are paying twice as a result
A new recycling model aims to make manufacturers responsible for processing products at end of life, rather than taxpayers.

Mi’kmaq scholar Daniel Paul on the Boat Harbour closure

Premier McNeil’s decision to uphold Boat Harbour Act marks an important shift.
In the week before Christmas, many Nova Scotians were filled with uncertainty and dread in the lead-up to premier Stephen McNeil's Boat Harbour decision, but Daniel Paul wasn't one of them. The 81-year-old Mi'kmaq elder and author says he wasn't surprised when the premier, despite pleas from mill executives and forestry workers, said he would enforce legislation that requires the Northern Pulp mill to stop pumping effluent into Boat Harbour near Pictou by January 31, 2020.

The Supernatural Design Collective wants architects to play a bigger role in curbing climate change.

A group of students are challenging their faculty and curriculum to do better.
A group of Dalhousie architecture students is pushing for better green-design education from their faculty and the greater architecture community.

Public meeting aims to clear up confusion around mining project proposals in Nova Scotia

The East Coast Environmental Law Association will talk environmental impact assessments and the best time for folks to raise their voices.
Environmental Impact Assessment and Mining in Nova Scotia: A Public Legal Education Session Saturday, November 30 1-5pm Room 150, Collaborative Health Education Building (Dalhousie) 5739 University Avenue SOLD OUT.

A Nova Scotia teen is suing the federal government in the name of the environment

Ira Reinhart-Smith and 14 other youth say their lives are at risk due to dangerous climate change, and want the government to step in to help.
Last month, 15 kids and teenagers filed a lawsuit against the federal government for putting their lives at risk through dangerous climate change.

Being energy efficient is essential to curbing climate breakdown

How Nova Scotia and Canadians can make their footprint smaller—and keep their lives relatively similar
Inefficient systems are everywhere.

Youth lawsuit draws attention to climate crisis

It's time for adults to pull up their socks and do something about the climate.
Children and teens are at a disadvantage. They can’t vote and have little say in many plans and policies that will determine their futures.

Harbour rising: Halifax’s harbourfront in 2100, come hell or high-water

Between ice age dynamics and global heating, Halifax Harbour is rising faster than most coastal waters around the world and putting billions worth of buildings at risk.
As the eye of Hurricane Dorian spun around Halifax Harbour like a cocoon, it could have been any other grey day in Nova Scotia—were it not for the building floating in the water in Herring Cove.

Halifax's apartment buildings are a trash-sorting dumpster fire, residents say

Some residents say they’re fed up with putting in the work only for others to come along and ruin it.
L iving in an apartment building can have its benefits.

The federal election is over; time to get to work

"We need all political representatives to cast aside their differences and work together to solve this challenge."
The election may be over, but there’s no time to be complacent.

The alarming links between climate, ocean and cryosphere

What happens when the ocean takes the brunt—about 90 percent—of global heating.
We’ve been dumping oil, plastic, toxic chemicals, radioactive sludge, sewage and fishing gear into the ocean for decades.

Joan Kuyek’s book Unearthing Justice is a light in the darkness

Mining is a profitable, destructive and increasingly secretive industry.
When author and activist Joan Kuyek moved to Sudbury, Ontario, she noticed unusual surroundings.

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Vol 27, No 43
March 19, 2020

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