Rescuers make slow progress on freeing entangled North Atlantic right whales

Efforts to free some endangered, entangled North Atlantic right whales continue, weather permitting, according to the federal government. A news release from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans said search and rescue operations for three whales in the Gulf of…

Old Harry oil case has ‘far-reaching implications for Canadian oceans,’ says activist

Environmentalists fearing the consequences of an oil spill in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, home to thousands of marine species, went to court Monday to fight an offshore exploration licence. The province’s offshore oil and gas regulator re-issued Halifax-based Corridor…

Largest oil spill in N.L. history raises new questions about province’s fast-growing oil industry

Newfoundland and Labrador’s ambitious plans to dramatically expand the province’s lucrative offshore oil and gas industry got a nasty jolt on Nov. 16. Amid a fierce winter storm, an estimated 250,000 litres of oil spilled into the ocean from Husky…