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Climate emergency brings youth leaders to Pugwash

PUGWASH –  On Sunday, July 28th at 12 noon, youth from across Atlantic Canada will be planting a red oak tree at the Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash as a symbol of their commitment to fighting climate change and protecting the planet for the next seven generations. This public and media event culminates an intensive three-day...

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Sports and the end of the world

I’ve worked several newsrooms in my time, always at small rural papers and always as the only man on staff. As a consequence I became the de facto sports reporter, expected to assemble an entire section of the paper with photos, scores, interviews with players and coaches, and my insights on the worlds of hockey,...

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Fridays for Future rallies held

Students took their message to the streets on Friday. They were conducting a peaceful demonstration supporting an initiative known as “Fridays for Future,” which was started by teen climate activist Greta Thunberg of Sweden. This initiative is meant to shed light on the issue of climate change, and how it is affecting the world. “All...

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International School Strike for Climate – Fridays for Future Rally this week in Pictou

Youth around the world declared May 24, 2019, as an international climate strike day. Through Pictou County Climate Strikes, the youth of Pictou County are joining the worldwide Fridays for Futures movement. The goal is to empower the youth of Pictou County to let their voices be heard as they confront one of the most...

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An Earth-Saving Diet

When it comes to saving the world your mind probably goes to electric cars and solar panels, which are great ideas but not yet within everyone’s reach. In a decade, perhaps, their plummeting prices will allow them to conquer the market, but not yet, certainly not in my household. Thankfully there’s another solution, to both...

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The Local Climate – A Rebellion in the Making

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Advocate is pleased to welcome journalist, columnist and author Zack Metcalfe to our online edition. He will be writing about the environment. When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its most recent special report this past October, I could tell who’d read it by the looks on their faces. The...

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Global crisis brings leaders to Pugwash

PUGWASH – Sixty-one years ago, at the height of the Cold War, Nova Scotia philanthropist and industrialist Cyrus Eaton brought 22 leading scientists from the around the world to the Pugwash Thinkers’ Lodge to address the threat of nuclear war. Inspired by this historic meeting, a smaller but no less dedicated group of leaders met...

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Expanded energy efficiency programs will help homeowners save money

More Nova Scotia homeowners are now able to save money on their energy bills and reduce greenhouse gases to help fight climate change, by installing energy efficient upgrades. Nova Scotia Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette and federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, announced today, July 10, that three efficiency programs are...

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