We are all responsible for taking care of our air. Our department strives to monitor and protect our outdoor air quality through regulations and programs to reduce pollutants that lead to issues like smog, acid rain, climate change and the thinning ozone layer. Poor air quality can affect our health, lead to increased health care costs and also affect natural resources.
This section has information about all of these issues and how we can make a difference through our choices and actions.
- Nova Scotia Air Zone Report, part of the Air Quality Management System implemented across Canada through the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
- June 3, 2015 - Provincial ambient air quality data is available online ... Visit the website
- January 1, 2015 - Mercury Diversion Standard (PDF: 79k)
- November 21, 2014 - Air Quality Amendments: Summary of Changes (PDF: 216k) | News release