Eelgrass isn’t just for eels! It’s also a carbon sink, and provides habitat for young lobster. The Ecology Action Centre wants residents to participate in mapping eelgrass along Nova Scotia’s coasts.(more…)
“This proposal, this development of 3 golf courses (and luxury accommodations and what have you) could be easily accommodated in other private lands, other locations along the Eastern Shore. They don’t need to go in and destroy a beautiful, natural environment park to do this.”
On Thursday, April 15, the radio program Maritime Noon had special guests to talk about the balance (or lack thereof) between development and conservation in the Maritime Provinces.(more…)
Marine biologist Dr. Kristina Boerder of Dalhousie University speaks with host Todd Veinotte about the incredible ecosystem services that eelgrass meadows provide.
How might this important ecosystem be adversely affected by golf course & residential developments? Listen to the interview to find out.(more…)
“He [Premier Rankin] has argued that he sees a way for golf courses and environmental protection to work hand in hand. That’s a bit tricky in this case. For anybody who is familiar with this land and has been out to see it, it’s hard to imagine a golf development without the land being basically carpet-bombed to make it appropriate for that type of a development.”(more…)