NEPA secures 6 convictions for breaches of Beach Control Act

Wednesday, September, 20 2017    

National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has secured six convictions totalling $900,000 in fines through the courts in its drive to clamp down on breaches of Jamaica's environmental and planning laws. Read More

Irma's size, intensity pushed by rising temps

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — Features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

Spanning over 220,000 square miles, and lasting 14 days, almost four of which were spent at Category five, Hurricane Irma is the biggest storm ever recorded, and while climate scientists aren't yet able to say definitively how much of its track and development was as a... Read More

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

Friday, September, 8 2017    

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!

Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

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

Friday, September, 1 2017    

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

Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

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


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