Environment

Officers catch huge lizard that terrified Florida neighbours

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighbourhood for months. Read More

Go Green 24 Seven
The 24 Seven Café at Jamaica Pegasus hotel has started an eco-friendly campaign called 'Go Green 24 Seven' to reduce its carbon footprint and by extension, that of the hotel. ... Read More

Is it possible? A future where people and nature thrive
ARLINGTON, Va (BUSINESS WIRE) — Can we drive economic growth, meet rising demand for food, energy and water, and make significant environmental progress? The short answer is “yes”, but it comes with several big “ifs”. New research shows that we can put the...... Read More

Six Chinese cities recognised among world's first wetland towns
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (BUSINESS WIRE via AP) — Six Chinese cities were awarded the Wetland City Accreditation at the 13th Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13) in Dubai, in appreciation of their “exceptional steps to safeguard...... Read More

'Inexcusable!'

Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) on air pollution and child health, launched on the occasion of its first Global Health Conference on Air Pollution and Health, shows that almost all of the world's children are exposed to dangerous levels of air... Read More

EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics

Thursday, October, 25 2018    

STRASBOURG, France (AFP) — The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly yesterday for an EU-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery, cotton buds and balloon sticks. Read More

Recycling plastic feels fantastic!

Wednesday, October, 24 2018    

S eparating plastics for recycling has become a way of life for members of the ZIP 103FM staff following their win of the first staging of Wisynco's Recycle Challenge for corporate entities earlier this year. Read More

Jamaica global conservation leader

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 24 2018    

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Caribbean has long pushed for 1.5°C — UWI scientists

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

In the wake of last week's release of the IPCC 1.5 Report , Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona and a lead author of the report Professor Michael Taylor has pointed out... Read More

Cleaner air for stadium pool

Wednesday, October, 10 2018    

Following an impassioned social media plea, a meeting with general manager of Independence Park Limited Major Desmon Brown, and a personal financial commitment, multi-platinum reggae artiste Sean Paul has secured the relocation of an occasional welding plant and storage... Read More

UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

Wednesday, October, 10 2018    

WASHINGTON (AP) — Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists has reported. But they provide little hope the world... Read More

NEPA report smoky

Wednesday, October, 10 2018    

The island's foremost environmental advocacy group Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is questioning the accuracy of the Government report on the week-long fire at the Riverton waste disposal site from July 29 - August 5 this year. Read More

Gov't starts education campaign on plastic, styrofoam ban

Tuesday, October, 9 2018    

THE Government will be undertaking an educational campaign surrounding the impending ban on the importation, manufacture, distribution and use of specific categories of plastic packaging materials. Read More

Development must be balanced with environmental protection, says Vaz

Monday, October, 8 2018    

MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz says economic development must be balanced with environmental protection. Read More

WKPP energy debate

Wednesday, October, 3 2018    

TEAMS from eight west Kingston schools are tomorrow scheduled to go head to head in the first round of a debate series focused on energy and the environment. Read More



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