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Fish Farming on the Eastern Shore February 2012 - Salmon open pen fish
farming could be coming to the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. Here
is a link to more information. more....
New 1.5 MW Wind Turbine Erected in
Watt Section March 2011 - The 2nd large scale wind
turbine for the Eastern Shore has been erected just east of Sheet
Harbour, offering residents an opportunity to invest through a
Community Development Investment Fund.More...
The tragic terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon,
and the subsequent military response, have raised thorny questions
about U.S. energy policy. How might continued heavy reliance on
imported Middle Eastern petroleum complicate American efforts
to eradicate terrorism from the region? Are nuclear power plants
potential targets of future terrorist attacks? What does this
mean for the future of energy in North America and the rest of
the commentary by WorldWatch Research Associate, Seth Dunn.
There are implications that should be considered in light of Nova
Scotia's current involvement with offshore oil and gas development.
Has Seen the Wind? You've heard about it, read about it and wondered how it can
work for you. Here's a feature article on the renewable power
of wind that won't answer all your questions, but it will have
you asking more. Read "Who
Has Seen the Wind?" by guest author and Eastern Shore
resident Phil Thompson.
Kim Thompson's Straw Bale House
Read about the house that's tight and comfy - and it's
fire retardent. A straw house "burns like a phonebook",
according to Kim. Here is her
story of "The
Ship Harbour Straw House Fire". With photos!
GPI Atlantic (Genuine Progress Indicator)
The Nova Scotia GPI Atlantic institute has released a
new report on forestry in Nova Scotia that makes a well documented
case for sustainable forest management. It asks how much our forests
are worth and recommends that we stop 'living off our capital' and start
'maximizing the interest' for sustained yields for future generations.
Sheet Harbour Sustainability
While Sheet Harbour is still poised to catch some of the spin-offs from
the Sable Offshore Energy Project, the town is also home to Dewdrop
Gardens, the first commercial hydroponic farming enterprise in Canada
and a feather in Sheet Harbour's sustainability cap for a future following
the 25 year offshore oil boom. Read Coastal Community Network's feature,
'Gas and Tomatoes'
Nova Scotia's New Energy Strategy -
The last public workshop was held in Bridgewater on June 7th 2001, but
its not too late to speak your mind about the impact of the Sable Island
Energy Project on our future. Fishing? Goldboro/Country Harbour? Environment?
The role of coal? Renewables? What do Nova Scotians want from this short-term
bonanza? In "Powering
Nova Scotia's Economy", read what others
have recommended (Adobe
Wind Power in Rural Communities
Learn what rural communities are doing
the border to capitalize on rising oil prices with 100%
Vadis? - A thought provoking look back at the next 50 years.
The Department of Natural Resources Canada sponsors a virtual
conference under the title "ENERGY
TECHNOLOGY FUTURES". Within a framework of four possible
scenarios, focus groups explore the probable effects of policy
decisions on the future development of our society.
(the following links open a new window on your desktop)
Scenario #1, "Life
Scenario #2, "Grasping
Scenario #3, "Taking
Care of Business"
Scenario #4, "Come
Club of Canada, Atlantic Region
addresses issues ranging from climate change and ozone depletion to toxic chemical
contamination and loss of biological diversity. Why not join them and Take Action?
Clean Nova Scotia is a non-profit environmental education organization with
a focus on waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and climate change
Region Green Lane
A guide to the wildlife of the Nova Scotia area with sections on pollution,
conservation, climate, wildlife, research, and laws. Published by Environment
you donít change course,
youíll end up where youíre headed."
Ancient Chinese Proverb.