Environment

Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Roberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in. Read More

Earth marks new highs for heat, pollutants and sea level
WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AFP) — The Earth set a series of dire records in 2016, including hottest year in modern times, highest sea level and most heat-trapping gases ever emitted, a global climate report said yesterday.... Read More

Energy storage will help solve our energy challenges
In Jamaica, we face unique energy challenges seldom encountered on a mainland system such as the US. We have fewer power stations, which limits our flexibility to meet sudden demand changes, and must deal with both grid fluctuations and the high cost of importing fuel...... Read More

CTO announces winners of C'bean primary schools tourism writing competition
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Four Caribbean primary school students ranging in age from 8-12 will be honoured for excellence in tourism writing at next month's Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum in St Kitts.... Read More

Former EPA head calls on Trump to heed the climate science

Wednesday, August, 9 2017    

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under US President Barack Obama, Gina McCarthy, is calling for President Donald Trump to listen to the experts after a federal climate report concluded the United States is already feeling the... Read More

UOIT leads in geothermal thrust

Wednesday, August, 9 2017    

OSHAWA, Canada — You will walk by the shallow but expansive pool of water in front of the library at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) thinking it's a fountain pool. You'd be wrong. It's the well field of a geothermal energy facility which provides heating... Read More

St Lucia signs Principle 10

Wednesday, August, 2 2017    

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Saint Lucia on Monday became the 24th signatory to the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean (Principle 10). Read More

‘How to use less and save more’

BY JAVENE SKYERS Observer reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

Government institutions are reportedly using 10 GWh less electricity each year on account of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP) it began to implement in 2012. Read More

Nuh Dutty Nuh Dutty Nuh Dutty up Mobay!

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis and president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce T'Shura Gibbs hoist one of the bins the chamber has donated to the city as part of the new Nuh Dutty Up Mobay campaign designed to change poor attitudes to garbage disposal. The campaign is a spin-off to the... Read More

Vatican fountains to go dry

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

ROME, Italy (AP) — The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St Peter's Square, because of Italy's drought. Read More

Plantain Garden River farmers pooling to overcome adversity

BY JAVENE SKYERS Staff reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

In their almost four years of operation, farmers within the Plantain Garden River Agro Park in St Thomas have seen their fair share of successes and failures. Read More

Farmers want more beneficial JAS, subsidised Denbigh show tickets

BY JAVENE SKYERS Staff reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

Requests for a subsidy on Denbigh show tickets as well as improvement in board management were among calls made by several members of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) at their annual general meeting last week. Read More

Port company to rescue Refuge Cay

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

In an apparent attempt to stave off criticism about the potential damage its dredging of Kingston Harbour is causing to marine species and livelihoods, Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) has been sponsoring corporate social responsibility projects in the areas... Read More

Jamaica signs Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Agreement

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

GRAND ANSE, Grenada — Jamaica is signatory to the Agreement establishing the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, CCREEE. Read More

Multimillion-dollar

Wednesday, July, 5 2017    

Government is today expected to launch a US$700,000-programme to strengthen the legislative framework for reducing plastic and styrofoam pollution of the natural environment.At today's exchange rate, US$700,000 is about $91 million. Read More



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