Turning Point: Which countries' GHG emissions have peaked? Which will in the future?

The global community has coalesced around the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement, one of which is to peak global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as soon as possible. The longer we delay the peak — the point when global emissions switch from increasing to... Read More

In search of climate financing
Jamaica's climate negotiators, who are in Germany for the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23), are reporting a good first day of the preparatory meetings leading up to the global climate change conference which runs from November 6-17.... Read More

NEPA OK with oil-spill clean-up
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) advised yesterday that it was satisfied with the clean-up of the oil spill which happened in the Montego Bay Freeport last Thursday night.... Read More

Rooting for corals
For its sixth staging, LASCO Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP) is challenging primary and prep school students to become guardians of coral reefs.... Read More

Save sharks, rays

Wednesday, October, 25 2017    

Bridgetown , Barbados — Shark and ray fisheries and conservation experts as well as fisheries officers from 15 Caribbean countries met here last week to discuss the status of the shark and ray populations in the Western Central Atlantic. During the meeting they... Read More

C'bean youth head to Bonn for climate talks

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

Two Caribbean students, one from Jamaica and the other from Dominica, have won the opportunity to attend this year's global climate talks in Bonn, Germany. Read More

'Use garbage bins'

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Prompted by what he described as widespread littering on the streets of the major towns in St Mary and St Ann, general manager of Beaches Ocho Rios Brian Roper marshalled the procurement and donation of over 200 garbage drums to the councils in both... Read More

Chang advocates climate-resilient housing

Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

Minister without portfolio with responsibility for water, works and housing Dr Horace Chang says the housing sector must be governed by regulations and practices that are sustainable, climate-resilient and will ensure the safety and security of... Read More

Scientists to stanardise coral reef monitoring

Wednesday, October, 11 2017    

The Port Royal Marine Lab is home this week to conservationists from across the region who will be learning how to assess the socio-economic value of their work with a view to getting more buy-in from stakeholder groups, governments, and the public in... Read More

Barbuda Warblers survived Irma

Wednesday, October, 4 2017    

Fears among Caribbean bird conservationists that the Barbuda Warbler, a Near-Threatened species endemic to the tiny island of the same name, did not survive the ravages of Hurricane Irma have been allayed with the recording of eight of the grey-and-yellow birds. Read More

Trees protect against STORMS

Wednesday, October, 4 2017    

Annual tree-planting exercises in Jamaica this weekend will take on added significance against the background of the widespread damage wrought by category five hurricanes Irma and Maria in several Caribbean countries over the past few weeks. Read More

Dogs in Navi Mumbai are Dogs in Navi Mumbai are turning blue

Wednesday, October, 4 2017    

A number of very unusual-looking blue dogs have been spotted in Navi Mumbai, India. Sadly, the cause is industrial waste in the Kasadi river where stray dogs often wade. According to the Hindustan Times: Read More

Today's trees, tomorrow's future

Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

National Tree Planting Day will be observed on Friday, October 6. Under the theme, 'Today's Trees, Tomorrow's Future', the Forestry Department is urging Jamaicans to take decisive steps to secure a healthy and environmentally safe future for Jamaica by planting more... Read More


Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

Volunteers in action at the beach clean-up project at Hellshire Bay Beach on International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day, September 16, 2017. This project, led by the Urban Development Corporation, saw over 1,500 mostly young volunteers participating to clear debris from the beach and capture data... Read More

Public sector energy champion competition deadline extended

Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

The registration deadline for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP) Energy Champion Competition has been extended to September 30. Read More


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