Environment

Gov't starts education campaign on plastic, styrofoam ban

Tuesday, October, 9 2018    

THE Government will be undertaking an educational campaign surrounding the impending ban on the importation, manufacture, distribution and use of specific categories of plastic packaging materials. Read More

Development must be balanced with environmental protection, says Vaz

Monday, October, 8 2018    

MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz says economic development must be balanced with environmental protection. Read More

WKPP energy debate

Wednesday, October, 3 2018    

TEAMS from eight west Kingston schools are tomorrow scheduled to go head to head in the first round of a debate series focused on energy and the environment. Read More

Massive boom hopes to corral Pacific Ocean's plastic trash

Wednesday, October, 3 2018    

SAN FRANCISCO, USA (AP) — Engineers have deployed a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's, largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. Read More

Tackling climate change to be key talking point at UN summit

Wednesday, September, 26 2018    

BERLIN, Germany (AP) — With global temperatures rising, superstorms taking their deadly toll, and a year-end deadline to firm up the Paris climate deal, leaders at this year's UN General Assembly are feeling a sense of urgency to keep up the momentum on combating climate... Read More

High cost of carbon

Wednesday, September, 26 2018    

FOR the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon — the measure of the economic harm from carbon dioxide emissions — will be for each of the globe's nearly 200 countries, and the results are surprising. The top three emitting... Read More

UDC, NEPA join forces in beach clean-up

Wednesday, September, 26 2018    

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TEF invests $10 million in 2018 International Coastal Cleanup

Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

The Government, which previously mooted withdrawing the Tourism Enhancement Fund's (TEF) sponsorship of International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICC), spearheaded locally by Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), has pumped approximately $10 million into the project this year, two million more than... Read More

Wisynco launches 2018 corporate

Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

JAMAICA Observer is among six corporate bodies vying to collect the lion's share of 300,000 plastic bottles in 10 weeks, as part of Wisynco Group's ECO Recycle Challenge targeting corporate Jamaica. Read More

Coastal clean-up day two Saturdays away

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day 2018 is set for Saturday, September 15, with national coordinator Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) aiming to have Jamaica ranked in the global top 10 in terms of number of volunteers participating. Read More

400 clean Danube tributary in 'Plastic Cup'

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

From food packaging in shops to straws in bars, single-use plastics are so ubiquitous in modern society that they can be hard to avoid while navigating through daily life. As a result, plastic waste is now reaching sites that were either pristine or, if contaminated by other means, were... Read More

Recycling with a view in Long Mountain

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

Long Mountain Country Club, high in the hills of St Andrew, has started an initiative which will see residents of the gated community separating plastic bottles from the rest of their garbage and storing it for pick-up by re recycling Read More

Banning straws and bags won't solve our plastic problem

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

It seems to be the summer of plastic bans. Starbucks, Hyatt, the city of Seattle, and others have all committed to phase out plastic straws. Stafford Township in New Jersey passed a plastic bag ban just last month, joining dozens of other American cities and states... Read More

Scientist condemns slaughter of stranded whale

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — A scientist with The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) says she remains “horrified' that someone used a knife to cut a three-foot-long fatal wound into the sides of a stranded pilot whale that beached over the... Read More

Regional experts to sharpen enviro communication

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

Environmental experts from across the region are expected to meet in Kingston next week to work on improving the way they communicate environmental data with policymakers so as to ensure continued sustainable development in the region. Read More



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