Sustainability? Have we forgotten lessons from the past? Or is big really better? In 1976, The New Alchemy Institute launched “The Ark” at Spry Point, PEI. Radical and innovative techniques showed the promise of combining alternate energy with food production … Continue reading ENERGY: The Sun Builders – Opportunities Lost – The Ark
Written some time ago this presentation examined all of the many positive reasons for maintaining this facility. These reasons have been totally ignored. One must assume that nuclear remains the primary thrust for NBPower. The St. Croix River and its … Continue reading ISSUES: OBSERVATIONS ON THE PROPOSED REMOVAL OF THE DAM AT MILLTOWN ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER at the NB & Maine Border
So what has changed since 2015? NOVEMBER 2015, UPDATED DECEMBER 2018 Once more, efforts are being made to build pipelines and build oil and gas infrastructure in Saint John. With the increased traffic and risks to the Bay of Fundy, environmentalists continue … Continue reading ISSUES: History shows we won’t stop Superport Fundy. So can we change history?
Under the United National Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), we have established Zones of influence over our oceans. They are less than perfect, but there are legal mechanisms for settling disputes, although ultimately “power”, financial or … Continue reading OUTSIDE THE BOX: Community Economic Zones – Let’s Do Business!
While the concept of Ocean Energy Thermal Conversion goes back 40 years or more and resembles in some ways the thermal conversion systems used for land-based buildings, the ocean based version seems not to have grown substantially since this report … Continue reading ENERGY: Ocean Energy Thermal Conversion – An option for the Atlantic Coast? – UPDATE
With LNG developments still operating or underway in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, BC and elsewhere, does the 1726 treaty have application to current developments? ************************************** LOOKING BACK – 1726 British-Passamaquoddy Treaty Flummoxes Downeast LNG Jan 28, 2016 Robert Godfrey Proprietor … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: History Bites LNG Company in Passamaquoddy Bay.
Can anyone remember this? Street Lamp Maintenance, 1910. From: History Nova Scotia Continue reading HISTORY: Municipal maintenance has changed … a little 😉
This 2015 proposal could result in nuclear pollution problems that vastly surpass those created at Chernobyl and Fukushima. It is an issue that continues to concern both Americans and Canadians alike. Sign the petition and learn more at: http://www.stopthegreatlakesnucleardump.com/ OCTOBER 23, … Continue reading ISSUE: NUCLEAR – Great Lakes Nuclear Waste Dump Proposal Still Being Considered – UPDATE
An interesting article from 2008. The original source is now gone of course … so the post has been modified to remove those dead links. New links at the end. *********************************************** I fell in to a burning ring of … Continue reading ISSUES: LNG Fire Demo Sparks Serious Debate
Lessons learned while protecting one of the Fundy areas most important areas ABOUT Occupying the shared border between Canada and the United States, Head Harbour Passage, Friars Roads, Western Passage, Passamaquoddy Bay, Cobscook Bay and St. Croix River Estuary … Continue reading ISSUE – LNG: Looking back on the 10 years battle to stop LNG development in Passamaquoddy Bay
RESPONDING TO CORPORATE WATER CONTROL Many us remember learning about the hydrological or water cycle way back in grade 9 science. Now that was decades and decade ago for me. I don’t know, perhaps they haven’t taught such things in … Continue reading WATER CLASS WARS: Does water belongs to all life on the planet or just the rich?
The following article, was published in 2015 by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Nordic Council of Ministers. It showed a path to reduce greenhouse gases significantly by the year 2020. Is it happening? Certainly what is we … Continue reading IS ANYONE LISTENING? Phasing out fossil fuel subsides would result in large reductions in greenhouse gases by 2020.