Environment

St Lucia to construct solar farm

Friday, June, 23 2017    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – The St Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) has signed a contract with the international solar energy firm, GRUPOTEC, for the engineering, procurement, and construction for a three-megawatt (MW) solar farm in Vieux Fort, north of... Read More

Maryland All-Age takes Second Sep Win

Wednesday, June, 21 2017    

Maryland All-Age emerged champions of the Schools' Environment Programme (SEP) for the 2016/17 academic year for the second-straight year, beating a field of 15 schools which vied for the top prize at the SEP Research Day and Awards Ceremony at the Jamaica Conference... Read More

UN needs to work more closely with societies to achieve environment goals — UN rep

Wednesday, June, 21 2017    

Efforts to protect the environment and the ocean took centre stage earlier this month as millions of people worldwide celebrated World Environment Day and World Oceans Day on June 5 and 8, respectively. Read More

Fort George REAPS it!

BY SASHA ROWE Environment writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 14 2017    

 In its first year of participating, Fort George Primary and Infant School has won the 2016-2017 iteration of LASCO Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP). Read More

Trees reduce impact of floods — Forestry Dept

Wednesday, June, 14 2017    

The Forestry Department is appealing to those who planted seedlings as part of their Labour Day observance this year to water and nurture them to maturity, arguing that if the country had more trees planted on hillsides, the flooding from recent heavy rains would not... Read More

SRC pushes development of biogas

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 14 2017    

 THE Scientific Research Council (SRC) is taking steps to ramp up the usage of biogas as a fuel source across all sectors of society, with particular sights set on developing it as vehicular fuel and bottled gas. Read More

We're #11!

Wednesday, June, 7 2017    

Of the 112 countries that participated in International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day last September, Jamaica ranked 11th in terms of the number of volunteers who lent their effort to the activity.That's the highest ranking among... Read More

LASCO REAP awards

Wednesday, June, 7 2017    

Some 20 primary and preparatory schools are to be recognised for cultivating good habits to protect the environment under the LASCO-sponsored Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP), at a special luncheon scheduled for the Jamaica Pegasus... Read More

Government promises protection for wetlands

Wednesday, May, 31 2017    

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz has promised that in the next three to five years the Government will implement several strategies to protect the country's wetlands.Among... Read More

Environmental Awareness Week June 4-9

Wednesday, May, 31 2017    

On the cusp of Environmental Awareness Week, which is to be observed June 4-9, the Government is urging citizens to bear in mind the “extraordinary benefits that a healthy natural environment offers for economic development”, particularly... Read More

PHOTO: When The Smoke Clears

Wednesday, May, 31 2017    

Sandals Montego Bay's Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Manager Haniff Richards and department nurse Yasha Cox walk away from a staged environmental hazard situation for a photo competition designed to depict the roles and functions of the resort's various departments. Titled: 'When... Read More

Rein in excitement over Tesla's solar roof

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Electric automaker and renewable energy company Tesla Inc launched its solar roof with combined Powerwall battery system last week, and everyone got very excited. It is an innovative technology that will revolutionise the solar industry, especially as more... Read More

Commonwealth to unveil 'revolutionary' approach to climate change

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Some of the world's leading environmental experts will meet at a Commonwealth conference this week to see how they can take forward an innovative strategy to reverse the human impact of climate change. They are hoping their new approach will influence the... Read More

Green expo at Castleton Gardens today

Friday, May, 5 2017    

THE Public Gardens Division in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will today be hosting a green expo at the Castleton Botanical Gardens, in St Mary.It will be staged under the World Earth Day theme 'Environmental and... Read More

Trees for UHWI

Wednesday, May, 3 2017    

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