Environment

Widespread retailer compliance with plastics, polystyrene ban

AS local retailers prepare to restock their inventories in compliance with the Government's ban on single-use plastic bags and straws, and polystyrene (styrofoam), several enterprises have begun in earnest to offer their customers alternatives including cardboard boxes, paper bags, and reusable... Read More

What a waste!
Fifty -five million litres of water — enough to fill your bathtub 133,000 times — is pumped into the Rio Cobre from a single source every single day.... Read More

KFTL Go Blue bags over 100,000 bottles in seven months
In the seven months since June 5 last year, the staff at Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) has prevented over 100,000 plastic bottles and more than 600lbs of cardboard from going to the dump.... Read More

Giving up gas: China's Shenzhen switches to electric taxis
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — One of China's major cities has reached an environmental milestone: an almost entirely electric-powered taxi fleet.... Read More

Dolphins in captivity not sustainable tourism

Emma LEWIS | Wednesday, January, 9 2019    

The following is a lightly-edited piece which first appeared on Petchary's Blog/Cries from Jamaica. Read More

Riverton to become green space — gov't

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate Editor — Features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

The fire-prone Riverton disposal site in Kingston is to become a green space for the benefit of surrounding communities, according to the enterprise team managing the proposed divestment of solid waste collection and disposal in the country. Read More

Plastic is your ‘frenemy’

By Kevin Moss | Wednesday, December, 19 2018    

Before plastics became nature's enemy, they were meant to be nature's friend. Read More

CB cops corporate recycle challenge

Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

CB Group won the second staging of the Wisynco ECO Recycle Challenge, collecting 110,592 plastic bottles of the 300,000 target, and claiming the prize of $200,000 toward an environmental project of the charity of their choice. Read More

Coal question looms large as climate talks begin in Poland

Monday, December, 3 2018    

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Negotiators from around the world opened the United Nations' annual climate change conference yesterday in a Polish city built around mining coal, widely seen as a main culprit behind global warming. Read More

Ahead of climate talks, Poles divided over coal mining

Wednesday, November, 28 2018    

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Electronics salesman Leszek Jaworowski says he can't discuss Poland's coal mining with his father. They end up at loggerheads, just like many families in the southern mining region of Silesia. Read More

COP24: The biggest immediate opportunity for countries to step up climate action

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

The alarming report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last month made it crystal clear that every country, business and person in the world will need to step up climate action if the world is to limit temperature rise to 1.5C (2.7F). Read More

NGO to launch gaming app

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

W- Foundation , a global relief and conservation organisation, is working with the UN's Climate Neutral Now initiative to promote sustainability and climate action through a gamified mobile social network application that encourages the public to take... Read More

Lasco collects close to 60,000 PLASTIC BOTTLES at Pink Run

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

LASCO Manufacturing, one of the country's leading producers of plastic bottles for its lines of domestically produced beverages, has reported that it reaped some 58,700 plastic bottles for recycling from this year's ICWI/Reach to Recovery Pink Run. Read More

Spain considers ban on sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

MADRID, Spain (AP) — Spain's government is eyeing ambitious steps to tackle climate change, including a ban on the sale of gas and diesel cars from 2040. Read More

Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nature and humans both share blame for California's devastating wildfires, fire scientists say. Forest management? Not so much, despite claims made by President Donald Trump. Read More



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