Environment

Early warning system for fishers in Eastern Caribbean

Wednesday, March, 14 2018    

Using an application for mobile phones, fishers in St Vincent and the Grenadines are now able to receive early warnings about dangerous weather and sea conditions and are able to share their information about local conditions and missing people. Read More

UTech cuts light bill by $16 million

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — Features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 14 2018    

In the three-and-a-half years since it has been using solar power to supplement its energy needs on campus, the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has managed to save US$126,000 or J$16 million. Read More

Trees for Peace project launched at Mount Salem Primary

Thursday, March, 8 2018    

MOUNT SALEM, St James — The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) in collaboration with Peace and Love in Schools (PALS) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture launched its Trees for Peace Planting Project as the signature activity for Peace Day on... Read More

Irresponsible not to explore for oil, gas

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 7 2018    

Jamaica's senior-most government spokeswoman on energy yesterday laid out g overnment's argument for proceeding with oil and gas exploration in spite of its push in recent years to adopt increasing amounts of renewable energy... Read More

Engineer suggests raising coastal roads

BY FALON FOLKES Staff reporter folkesf@jamaicaobserve.com | Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

As plans are being laid for the repair of Ocean Boulevard and Port Royal Street in downtown Kingston which the sea has continuously been gnawing over many years, the coastal engineer working on the project has advised that the roads be raised and a drainage canal be... Read More

Keepers of reefs and forests

Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — For the rest of the school year, students at Black River and Ferris Primary schools will be able to learn about the island's terrestrial and marine ecosystems, the relationship between the two, and ways in which people's daily habits and practices can... Read More

Sigma Run nets over 500lb of plastic bottles

Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

Sagicor Group Jamaica has announced that in addition to the $50 million raised for its two beneficiaries, the 20th staging of its 5K charity run netted over 14,400 recycling bottles weighing 576 pounds. Read More

Students to participate in climate change sensitisation project

Friday, February, 23 2018    

THE Kiwanis clubs of North and Eastern St Andrew are on a mission to ensure more students aware of climate change issues and their impact on the Jamaican society. Read More

EU doubling renewables by 2030 positive for economy, key to emission reductions

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Union (EU) can increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 34 per cent by 2030 — double the share in 2016 — with a net positive economic impact, finds a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) launched... Read More

PIOJ to implement phase two of climate- resilient pilot

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

The Planning Institute of Jamaica will be embarking on the second phase of a pilot programme for climate resilience this fiscal year. Read More

PHOTO: Solar lessons

Friday, February, 9 2018    

Wigton Windfarm engineer, Kerry-Gaye McDonald (left), gives executives from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Group of Companies — (from right) Shaneek Clacken, legal officer, PCJ; Ricardo Neins, supply optimisation advisor, Petrojam Limited; Angella Smith, finance and... Read More

Sandals sets environmental sustainability record

Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

Six hotels hold EarthCheck Master Certification Read More

Students, teachers get biodiversity lesson on Refuge Cay tour

Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

More than 60 students and teachers from two schools in the Corporate Area recently learnt about the importance of the biodiversity within the Kingston Harbour through a tour and field lecture at Refuge Cay and The University of the West Indies (UWI) Port Royal Marine... Read More

50 employed as environmental wardens

Friday, February, 2 2018    

FIFTY people in two parishes will be gainfully employed as environmental wardens, following the signing yesterday of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and Recycling Partners of Jamaica (RPJ) at the Spanish Court Hotel in New... Read More

Plastics... big, BIG PROBLEM!

Wednesday, January, 31 2018    

A record 160,628 pounds of garbage, including nearly 300,000 plastic beverage bottles, was collected from beaches across the island on International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day last September, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) reported yesterday. Read More



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