Mina Campbell

In February, 2018, Sean McGrath, Kyla Bruff and I (co-directors of FANE) travelled to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, where we participated in a public symposium on the environmental, social, and culture impacts of the ill-conceived Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric project. Many people took the time to participate in the event, and to speak to us in depth Read more about Mina Campbell[…]

The Future of Oceans

The Future of Oceans A Royal Society of Canada Atlantic Symposium (in partnership with MUN and FANE) The health of our oceans has never been more in the public eye than today. Coral reefs and fisheries in every ocean of the planet are threatened by rising sea temperatures; the presence of human waste, especially plastics is ubiquitous; Read more about The Future of Oceans[…]

New IPCC Report on Climate Change

Last week, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new comprehensive report, urging action on climate change. The report details both the dire consequences of inaction, but also charts a way forward towards keeping temperature increases below 2 degrees – such change, however, demands immediate and pervasive policy action. “There is alarming evidence Read more about New IPCC Report on Climate Change[…]

Muskrat Falls

FANE has devoted considerable time and attention to raising awareness of the serious, unresolved issues associated with the The Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Project. In addition to finding resolutions to outstanding issues such as soil and water contamination, the stability of the North Spur, and electricity rates, Muskrat Falls has become a litmus test for democratic values Read more about Muskrat Falls[…]

Soil Removal at Muskrat

For Immediate Release Tuesday, April 17, 2018 For a New Earth announces its endorsement of soil removal at Muskrat Falls ST. JOHN’S –Local ecological NPO For A New Earth (FANE) hereby announces its public endorsement of the recommendations recently issued by the Independent Expert Advisory Committee (IEAC) for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project that call Read more about Soil Removal at Muskrat[…]

On The Failure of Environmental Assessment

– by Dr. Ian Goudie   David Vardy has raised some major concerns aimed at the failure of democracy to ensure that the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Project (LCHP) minimized and mitigated negative environmental impacts. In this article, I elaborate on this theme to emphasize that science is also failing us. Reflecting back to public hearings Read more about On The Failure of Environmental Assessment[…]