Natural Resources Management

Green groups challenge Lower Churchill project in Federal Court

Green groups challenge Lower Churchill project in Federal Court

Project’s environmental assessment is unlawful and must go back to review panel for completion, groups tell Court

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Fighting for “polluter pays principle” at Supreme Court

Fighting for “polluter pays principle” at Supreme Court

Representing Friends of the Earth before the Supreme Court of Canada, Ecojustice argued that insolvent corporations cannot shift the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination to the taxpayer.

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Video: Ocean Memories from CPAWS NL

Video: Ocean Memories from CPAWS NL

An Ocean Champion is an individual who has an appreciation of the ocean and a shared knowledge of its diversity. By listening to our ocean champions we can learn from them and ensure the ocean and its resources are available for generations to come.

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Feds defend new NAFO measures amid renewed concerns over weak enforcement

Feds defend new NAFO measures amid renewed concerns over weak enforcement

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. (CP) – There are no loopholes in international fishing reforms designed to deter overfishing on the high seas off Canada’s East Coast, federal officials maintained Tuesday. The assurance came in the wake of revelations that the measures leave enforcement of the new regulations in the hands of the offending country.

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NAFO in need of overhaul: environmental group

NAFO in need of overhaul: environmental group

Cod stocks will disappear altogether if an international body responsible for regulating fishing on the high seas doesn’t get serious with policing the North Atlantic, an environmental lobby warned Wednesday. World Wildlife Fund Canada released a critical report in Halifax on Wednesday that calls for dramatic reforms of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization.

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Bring on the seal war, fisheries minister tells activists

Bring on the seal war, fisheries minister tells activists

Federal Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn is promising a war with animal rights groups over a possible European ban of Canadian seal products. A declaration calling for such a ban has been signed by 386 lawmakers within the European Union, EU officials said Wednesday.

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Free Inco from liability at Argentia, N.L. tells feds

Free Inco from liability at Argentia, N.L. tells feds

The Newfoundland and Labrador government will ask Ottawa this week to exempt nickel giant Inco Ltd. from legal responsibility for existing environmental problems at Argentia.

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Duck Pond mine could harm environment, group warns

Duck Pond mine could harm environment, group warns

A copper and zinc mine under construction near Millertown in central Newfoundland could harm ecosystems along the Exploits River, an environmental group says.

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