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.
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.
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.
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