Environment

Jamaica calls on ACP, EU countries to accelerate climate financing

JAMAICA'S Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has called on African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and European Union (ACP-EU) countries to take immediate and innovative actions to fast track financing initiatives for climate... Read More

Mexico's prized beaches threatened by smelly algae invasion
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Tourists looking for sun and sand in Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum have been disgusted by foul-smelling mounds of sargassum — a seaweed-like algae — piling up on beaches and turning turquoise waters brown, and...... Read More

PIOJ, Panos pushing community climate change project
NOTING what it describes as an “alarming indifference” among Jamaicans to the effects of climate change, the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is partnering with PANOS Caribbean's Voices for Climate Change Education Initiative to raise awareness of adaptive strategies in...... Read More

Buy them back!
INTERNATIONALLY, mangroves are valued anywhere between US$200,000 and US$900,000 per hectare per year, but Jamaica is having a hard time capitalising on the income, largely because it has sold much of the resource to private landholders.... Read More

Region urged to brace for drought, recurrent dry spells

Thursday, January, 31 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says chances of drought and recurrent dry spells during the peak of the dry season have increased as the weak El Niņo conditions are forecast to persist until the end of... Read More

CRFM initiates SARGASSUM study

Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

BELIZE CITY, Belize — The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has announced that it has launched a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts the phenomenon has been having on... Read More

Fogging insecticide kills 90% of mosquitoes — MOH

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — Features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

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