North Atlantic Right Whale Mortality: What did we learn from the 2017 Mortality Crisis?

What happened in 2017 and why is it significant? North Atlantic Right Whales (NARW), along with many other baleen whales, were brought to the point of near extinction by commercial whaling. Whale bones were routinely used in clothing and other commodities. The real money, however, was in whale oil which was mostly used for oil … Continue reading North Atlantic Right Whale Mortality: What did we learn from the 2017 Mortality Crisis?

Growth is No Longer an Option: Extreme energy film and panel presented tough realities

On Wednesday, March 1st Sierra Club Foundation Atlantic Chapter hosted a screening of the Canadian documentary To the Ends of Earth and followed with a panel of local experts to discuss extreme energy projects in Nova Scotia. Watch the trailer here Extreme energy, as the soothing voice of Emma Thompson explains in the film, is … Continue reading Growth is No Longer an Option: Extreme energy film and panel presented tough realities

Read Our Marine Treasure: Experts on the Future of the Gulf

In 2015, experts on the physical, biological and anthropogenic aspects of this semi-enclosed sea were invited to answer a simple question: is oil and gas development in the Gulf of St Lawrence compatible with the long term safety, sustainability and prosperity of this region and the endangered species within? This report was launched and sent to elected officials around Atlantic Canada in an … Continue reading Read Our Marine Treasure: Experts on the Future of the Gulf