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Free Guided Tours of Protected Areas

Free Guided Tours of Protected Areas

Hikers, walkers and paddlers in Nova Scotia have a chance to go on free guided tours of the province’s protected areas.

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Students take designs to the street

Students take designs to the street

A group of art students has taken up the challenge to build an emergency shelter for less than $20. The first-year students at NSCAD University had to use their design skills to create temporary shelters for the homeless.

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Ottawa pulls ‘One-Tonne’ funding

Ottawa pulls ‘One-Tonne’ funding

An environmental group in Cape Breton has been left scrambling after the federal government abruptly stopped funding a nationwide program to fight climate change.

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Investors seek to develop more tidal power plants

Investors seek to develop more tidal power plants

As higher prices for oil and gas drive up electricity costs, investors are gaining a renewed interest in tidal power. Six groups of investors have applied for permission to test underwater turbines in the Bay of Fundy to see if they can make money from tidal power.

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Rising sea threatens Bras d’Or beaches

Rising sea threatens Bras d’Or beaches

New research suggests many of the beaches around Bras d’Or Lake in Cape Breton will be underwater in 50 years. John Shaw, a marine geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada, has wrapped up a detailed underwater mapping project on the inland sea in the centre of the island.

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Activists call for more protection of Canada’s water

Activists call for more protection of Canada’s water

Activists, interest groups, churches and unions gathered in Halifax Wednesday to call on Canada’s federal government to do more to protect water as a public resource.

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Better Protection for Tobeatic Wilderness Area

Better Protection for Tobeatic Wilderness Area

The province wants to better protect the natural environment of Tobeatic Wilderness Area by offering compensation to campsite lease holders who agree to end their leases. – Province of Nova Scotia

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HRM shows off express bus

HRM shows off express bus

HALIFAX

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Seafood boycott worries politicians

Seafood boycott worries politicians

HALIFAX

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Sydney residents get look at plan to clean up tar ponds

Sydney residents get look at plan to clean up tar ponds

SYDNEY, N.S. – Residents of Sydney are getting their first look at detailed plans for cleaning up the notorious tar ponds. http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/02/08/tarponds050208.html

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