Environment

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

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
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
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
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

Environmental Health Foundation quietly improving Jamaican lives

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

Since its founding in 1992, the Environmental Health Foundation (EHF) has been quietly making a positive impact on the lives of thousands of Jamaicans in the areas of health, education, environment, and science and technology. Read More

Study shows microwave ovens are cooking the environment

Wednesday, January, 24 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hairdryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways, and consumers can do far more to reduce the impacts, researchers said last week. Read More

Coca-Cola sets 100% recycling goal for 2030

Wednesday, January, 24 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Coca-Cola is launching a campaign to collect and recycle 100 per cent of its packaging by 2030, part of a drive to reduce consumer waste globally, the company announced last Friday. Read More

Enviro Calendar

Wednesday, January, 24 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

Dimming the Sun to cool Earth could ravage wildlife, says study

Wednesday, January, 24 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Geoengineering schemes designed to deflect some of the Sun's planet-warming rays would backfire if suddenly discontinued, wiping out species and entire ecosystems, a study published Monday warns. Read More

Barrier Reef funding boost to tackle predatory starfish

Wednesday, January, 24 2018    

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — A multimillion-dollar campaign to stop the predatory crown of thorns starfish devouring the Great Barrier Reef was announced by the Australian Government Monday in a push to preserve the World Heritage-listed ecosystem. Read More

PHOTO: Croc in distress

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

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Global warming goal 'very unlikely' but doable — draft UN report

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The Paris Agreement goal of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius will slip beyond reach unless nations act now to slash carbon pollution, curb energy demand, and suck CO2 from the air, according to a draft UN report. Read More



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