NLEN E-Update: April 26, 2011

Upcoming Events

April 25-29, 2011
Riparian Mysteries: Spring Day Camp 2011 at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium
The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s

April 26, 2011
The Best of “PLANET IN FOCUS” – International Film Festival
The Rooms, St. John’s

April 27, 2011 12:30 PM
Coastal Matters Speakers’ Series: Ducks Unlimited Canada – Conserving Canada’s Wetlands
R.A. Pollett Building, Riverside Drive, Corner Brook

April 27, 2011 5:30 PM
Earth Day Celebration
First United Church, West St., Corner Brook

April 30, 2011 11:30 AM
FEASt Annual General Meeting
Sobey’s Community Room, 8 Merrymeeting Rd, St. John’s

April 30, 2011 1:30 PM
“Going Green!” at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium!
Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s

May 3, 2011 7:00 PM
Backyard Composting Class
Memorial University, Education Bldg., Room ED1003, St. John’s

May 4, 2011 7:30 PM
Northeast Avalon ACAP Annual General Meeting
Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s

May 5-21, 2011 10:00 AM
Explore Canada’s Amazing Aquatic Places!
Arts and Culture Centre, St. John’s

May 6, 2011
Clean Up Corner Brook
Corner Brook

May 10, 2011 6:00 PM
Western Environment Centre’s Annual General Meeting
Harbour Grounds, 9 Humber Road, Corner Brook

May 13-14, 2011
Bringing Teaching to Life in the Outdoors (NLEE/Brother Brennan Centre Event)
Brother Brennan Environmental Centre

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Opportunities: Employment, Internships, Funding & Volunteering

SWASP Employment: Special Events / Office Assistant – PAA (Deadline: April 28)

SWASP Employment: Forest Issues Coordinator Assistant – CPAWS NL

Funding: SWASP 2011 Community Service Component of the Student Work and Service Program (SWASP) (Deadline: April 29)

Awards: Nominations accepted for Provincial Environmental Awards (Deadline: May 1)

Funding: Stoneyfield: Profit for the Planet Community Challenge (Deadline: May 6)

Funding: Community Youth Network, St. John’s – Special Project Grants (Deadline: May 15)


Contest: YEA! digital photography contest (Deadline for submissions: May 31)

Petition: Say NO to uranium mining in Labrador

Resources: Publications, Websites, Newsletters and more

Journal article: The 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Well Blowout: A Little Hindsight (PLoS Biology)

New book: Marine Conservation Ecology (by John Roff and Mark Zacharias)

Speech: Powershift 2011 (by Bill McKibben)

News Review (April 18 – 26)

Provincial Government news releases:
Inland Fish Enforcement Program Expanded to Include Wildlife
Residential Energy Efficiency Program Applications Available
Ministerial Statement – Solution Reached to Eliminate Tire Stockpile at Placentia
Solution Reached to Eliminate Tire Stockpile at Placentia
Environmental Assessment Bulletin
Ministerial Statement – Green Actions Encouraged on Earth Day 2011
Infrastructure Investments Stand Strong for Real and Lasting Economic Benefits
Standing Strong: Protecting Our Resources; Promoting Resource Development

News releases from other political parties:
Government rejects its election platform on fisheries  (NL Liberals)
Fisheries thrown overboard in another provincial Budget: Opposition  (NL Liberals)
Government non-committal on cosmetic pesticides ban  (NL Liberals)
Muskrat Falls deal designed to benefit Nalcor, not the province, says Jones  (NL Liberals)
One year later and still no report (NL NDP)

In the media: News, Commentary, Letters to the Editor & Podcast
Fishery inquiry discussed at St. John’s debate (CBC-NL)
Gulf oil spill leaves traces on N.L. birds  (CBC-NL)
Nothing to be earned from old tires: MMSB  (CBC-NL)
Tories raise stakes on Lower Churchill warnings (CBC-NL)
Earth Day celebrated early in Happy Valley Goose Bay (CBC-NL)
Few fireworks at fisheries forum (The Telegram)
Not in our waters (The Telegram)
The end of the seal hunt? (The Telegram)
Time for a real energy policy (The Telegram)
Exploring all the electrical options (The Telegram)
Coyotes on the prowl (The Telegram)
Tire stockpile to be shipped out (The Telegram)
Tire stockpile to be eliminated: government (The Telegram)
Recalling power not an easy option (The Telegram)
Rare earths and renewables (
No easy catch (

CBC NL Podcasts:

Labrador Morning Show
April 26, 2011 – Earth Day with Grade Six kids in Happy Valley Goose Bay
April 26, 2011 – Wildlife enforcement is moving from the Department of Natural Resources to Department of Justice.
April 21, 2011 – Earth Day Celebrations in Happy Valley Goose Bay

Central Nfld Morning Show
The Morning Show Podcast for April 19, 2011: Today, the candidates for the federal riding of Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor give us their positions on how the fishery can be sustained and improved.
The Morning Show Podcast for April 18, 2011: We get the latest on Majumder Manor, the environmentally-friendly inn comdian Shaun Majumder is building in his hometown of Burlington.

Radio Noon
Friday April 21 – Radio Noon Crosstalk: Earthday

On The Go
Thursday April 20, 2011 : Ted speaks with Fabian Manning, about why he thinks only a Tory government can get a loan guarantee for Muskrat Falls.