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Feral pigs flummox Puerto Rico, infiltrate communities

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs are snorting and squealing their way across Puerto Rico in what many fear has become an unstoppable quest to eat and reproduce on an island struggling to stop them. Read More

Private sector encouraged to support third phase of plastic ban
MINISTER of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment a nd Climate Change Pearnel Charles Jr is encouraging private sector stakeholders to support the third phase of the national ban on single-use plastics, being implemented in January 2021.... Read More

Target: One million fruit, timber trees
FOOD For the Poor has committed to planting one million fruit and timber trees over the next three years.... Read More

Jamaicans encouraged to take climate change seriously
MINISTER of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change Pearnel Charles Jr is appealing for citizens to take climate change more seriously and support the Government's mitigation efforts. ... Read More

Scientist urges Jamaicans to report sightings of invasive Cuban tree frogs

Wednesday, November, 4 2020    

A local scientist is appealing to Jamaicans to report sightings of an invasive species of frogs after receiving photos of the amphibians in two areas on the island's south coast, noting that the creatures can harm our ecosystem. Read More

4 more weeks to go for plastic recycling drive

Wednesday, November, 4 2020    

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is piloting a sustainable plastic waste disposal initiative in the Corporate Area that is slated to end this month. Read More

Community groups vying for US$50,000 enviro grants

Monday, September, 21 2020    

SMALL grants of up to US$50,000 ($7.2 million) are to be awarded within weeks to community-based organisations and non-governmental organisations, under the latest call for environmental concepts issued by the GEF (Global Environment Facility) Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by... Read More


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