NB Power has engaged a group of internationally respected scientists to provide independent research on the potential environmental impacts of the future options being considered for the Mactaquac Generating Station. The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) at the University of the New Brunswick and its partners will evaluate key environmental challenges related to Mactaquac’s future, including… Read More »

Dr. Melanie Wiber kicks off 2013 Ideas That Matter seriesWednesday, October 9 | 7:00 p.m. | Memorial Hall | UNB Fredericton The demands we place on our oceans are multiplying. Fishing and transport are being asked to make way for aquaculture, tidal power, oil and gas development, tourism, and coastal amenities. Who gets to decide… Read More »

UNB Saint John Professor Thierry Chopin’s work to develop more effective aquaculture practices was recently featured in various media outlets in the United States. Using the entire ecosystem of a fish farm – including the waste generated by salmon and used by seaweeds and invertebrates – is known as an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) approach.… Read More »

The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) at the University of New Brunswick released the St. John River State of the Environment Report today—a document created after a decade of research on New Brunswick’s largest river system. Researchers found that the overall quality of water in the river has improved in the last 40 years, but there… Read More »