Environment

Paraguyan treasures

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

PIQUETE CUE, — Paraguay People take a boat to see giant water lilies (Victoria amazonica) — known as Yakare Yrupe in Guarani — which appear every three to four years in great numbers and size (more than a metre and a half in diameter), in the Paraguay River in Piquete Cue just... Read More

Enviro calendar

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

January — Earthquake Awareness Month February 2 — World Wetlands Day March 3 — World Wildlife Day March 21 — International Day of Forests March 22 — World Water Day  Read More

Address climate change to prevent total annihilation of economies, Caricom urged

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) member states have been urged to tackle climate change with courage and realism to prevent total annihilation of their economies. Read More

Places to watch

Wednesday, January, 3 2018    

Using satellite data from Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute (WRI) has identified what it describes as the most concerning areas of recent deforestation from thousands of alerts around the world. In its first curation of Places to Watch, WRI highlights areas... Read More

2018 Enviro calendar

Wednesday, January, 3 2018    

2018 Enviro calendarJanuary — Earthquake Awareness Month February 2 — World Wetlands Day March 3 — World Wildlife Day March 21 — International Day of Forests  Read More

Caribbean wobbles under the impact of climate change

By Peter Richards | Saturday, December, 30 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – In 2017, the Caribbean felt the full brunt of climate change with a warning that current trends indicate that there will be no respite. Read More

Greening events

Wednesday, December, 27 2017    

In a move which has so far netted hundreds of pounds of empty plastic beverage bottles, Recycling Partners of Jamaica (RPJ)has unfurled a strategy of direct collection — initiating recycling efforts at the point of consumption and not just at disposal. Read More

Mt Airy Primary wins Negril Recycling Competition

Wednesday, December, 27 2017    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Sixteen primary and high schools in Hanover and Westmoreland have collected 360,000 plastic bottles in their communities in less than six months. Read More

'Poisoning the well from which we drink'

Wednesday, December, 27 2017    

New research from a team of Oxford economists has rung ominous bells, showing that the decline of nature poses severe threats to continued national and global prosperity. Read More

Meet Jayaka Campbell:

Wednesday, December, 20 2017    

Jayaka Campbell firmly believes there is no problem that science is unable... Read More

Goat Islands declared a wildlife sanctuary

Friday, December, 15 2017    

GOAT Islands in the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA), which then Government in 2014 announced would become a Chinese-run transshipment port, has been named a wildlife sanctuary for endemic and endangered species, including the critically endangered endemic Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura... Read More

Protected species are not Christmas gifts, warns NEPA

Friday, December, 15 2017    

THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is warning the public, who may be seeking to purchase pets as gifts for the Christmas season, to be careful not to buy protected species. Read More

Sandals Foundation manages Jamaica's first rotating fish sanctuary

Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

Since its inception in 2009, the Sandals Foundation has been involved in marine conservation around the Caribbean, but it is making news this year with the introduction of a new concept on the island — rotating fish sanctuaries. Read More

Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world's first “climate-smart zone”

Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

Paris, FRANCE — Caribbean leaders yesterday announced the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world's first “climate-smart zone” in the region, which is still reeling from the unprecedented devastation wrought by recent hurricanes... Read More

'Caring for the planet starts from THE GROUND'

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

Yesterday the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) observed World Soil Day — celebrated annually on December 5 — to spread messages about the importance of soil quality for food security, healthy ecosystems and human well-being. Read More



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