Hurricane-hit islands are 'living consequences of climate change'

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Island nations devastated by Hurricane Irma are “living the consequences of climate change”, said the prime minister of the two-island nation of Barbuda and Antigua yesterday. Read More

Stay out of the water!
Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment, even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts.... Read More

Excessive seaweed poses no threat to environment, says NEPA
THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says brown seaweed being washed ashore the island's coasts is a natural phenomenon and poses no threat to the environment or human life. ... Read More

Harvey rain heaviest in US history
HOUSTON (AP) — As the human toll and the strain on flood defenses mounted yesterday, the rain from Harvey officially became the heaviest tropical downpour in US history.... Read More

Kenya bans plastic bags

Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A ban on plastic bags came into force in Kenya on Monday and those found violating the new regulation could receive maximum fines of $38,000 or a four-year jail term. Read More

Cops retrained in bird-shooting regulations

Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

Scores of police personnel have participated in an islandwide series of training workshops to sharpen their knowledge of Jamaica's hunting laws in preparation for the 2017 Game Bird Shooting Season. Read More

JET opens beach clean-up registration

Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has opened registration for its 24th annual beach clean-up of the Palisadoes Strip in Kingston, on September 16. Read More

Eco tourism park for popular shrimp village

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 28 2017    

MIDDLE QUARTERS, St Elizabeth — Now 50 years old, Sharon Ball has been selling peppered shrimp here since she was 18. Read More

Sandals Negril retains Master status

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa announced last week that it has retained its Double Platinum and EarthCheck™ Master Status Certifications classifying it a world-leading green hotel. Read More

A culture of proper waste disposal

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

Among the observations that first-time Jamaican visitors to Canada usually make is how well kept the public spaces are. Read More

Save Cockpit Country!

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

Following the launch of a new petition portal by Jamaica House, civil society groups and concerned individuals have uploaded a Save Cockpit Country petition. Read More

Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Roberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in. Read More

Earth marks new highs for heat, pollutants and sea level

Saturday, August, 12 2017    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AFP) — The Earth set a series of dire records in 2016, including hottest year in modern times, highest sea level and most heat-trapping gases ever emitted, a global climate report said yesterday. Read More

Energy storage will help solve our energy challenges

Wednesday, August, 9 2017    

In Jamaica, we face unique energy challenges seldom encountered on a mainland system such as the US. We have fewer power stations, which limits our flexibility to meet sudden demand changes, and must deal with both grid fluctuations and the high cost of importing fuel... Read More

CTO announces winners of C'bean primary schools tourism writing competition

Wednesday, August, 9 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Four Caribbean primary school students ranging in age from 8-12 will be honoured for excellence in tourism writing at next month's Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum in St Kitts. Read More


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