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    Green Initiatives & Environmental History for: Nova Scotia

    Basic History

    The province of Nova Scotia includes the region of Mikmaq nation of Mikmaki. The European colonialists arrived here around the year 1605. The French were the first permanent European settlers in the area. This area came to be known as Acadia and it was the first settlement north of Florida. Around the year 1710, the British came to conquer Acadia. As per the treaty of Utrecht in the year 1713, the island of Cape Breton was returned to the French. Gradually the name of the capital was changed from Annapolis Royal to Halifax in the year 1749. By the year 1755 a vast majority of the french population was replaced or rather expelled by New England planters, and incidentally a major part of the Acadia area became a part of Nova Scotia with the end of the year 1763. The history of Nova Scotia is being greatly influenced by the wars held on its soil during the period of 17th and 18th centuries. The american revolution also made a significant impact in shaping the history of Nova Scotia. During the 19th century, Nova Scotia became the first British North American colony in the whole of Britsh empire to achieve a responsible government. Nova Scotia produced some of the best internationally recognised ship builders. Samuel Cunard, a shipping magnate founded the Cunard line was a native of Nova Scotia.

    Environmental History

    The location of Nova Scotia is at a temperate zone. The province is almost surrounded by water and the state experiences mainly continental rather maritime type of climate. However, the extreme natures of the continental climate is moderated somewhat by ocean. This region provides cooler summers and warmer winters and also poses some of the densely populated areas. A variety of trees like tamarack, jack pine, white spruce, balsam fur, red oak, blueberry, pin cherry can be found. Animals like black bear, bobcat, moose, whitetail deer and lynx which are some of the large carnivores in the area. Birds including Coopers Hawk, short eared owl, osprey, cedar waxwing, blue jay etc. and a wide variety of fishes like the Atlantic salmon, brook trout, American eel, American tomcod are found in the state of Nova Scotia.

    Green Initiative

    A major initiative of the local environment is to reduce green house gas emissions to 2005 levels by using using enviroment-friendly modes of transport. Use of reusable items like paper bags, recycling batteries, non-disposable items, cotton beach towels and other recycled materials are also an important part of preserving the environment. Apart from it, there is always the intiative for the greater use of non-conventional energy and increasingly moving towards fuel cell vehicles, particularly in the metropolitan area.

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