News about Environmental Issues in Jamaica

53-pound alligator snapping turtle saved

Friday, December 02, 2016

An animal worker hoists the 53-lb alligator snapping turtle rescued from  a pipe in Houston, Texas Tuesday. (Photo:AP)

TEXAS, USA (AP) — A 53-pound alligator snapping turtle is recovering at a Houston wildlife rehabilitation centre after fire-rescue crews saved it from a drainage pipe. The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) says the specimen, one of a threatened species known as alligator snapping turt ...more

Dairy cows to combat global warming?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

GALT, California (AP) — California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock. Despite strong opposition f ...more

GOJ, UWI host Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change on Caribbean visit

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and the University of the West Indies are this week playing hosts to the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) –the world body that assesses the science related to climate change &nd ...more

Oil spill in Kingston Harbour

Saturday, November 26, 2016

THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) was yesterday investigating a report of an oil spill in the Kingston Harbour which occurred Thursday afternoon. The agency said a preliminary report indicated that the spill took place in the vici ...more

Caribbean countries get financial help to fight climate change

Thursday, November 24, 2016

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — The Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC or 5Cs) has launched a multimillion-dollar climate change adaptation programme (CCAP) which it said will boost climate-resilient development and reduce c ...more

JetBlue airs onboard video

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

NEW YORK, USA — The US Fish and Wildlife Service and the US Wildlife Trafficking Alliance are educating travellers about how to “buy informed” and travel smart to the Caribbean. The agencies have partnered with JetBlue to air a shor ...more

Jamaica intends to ratify the conditions of the Paris Agreement — Mahlung

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Jamaica intends to ratify the conditions of the Paris Agreement by the end of this financial year, according to Clifford Mahlung, project administrator and Senior Climate Change negotiator in the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic ...more

PM: Jamaica committed to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Saturday, November 19, 2016

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has affirmed the country’s commitment to halt, and even reverse the adverse effects on climate change, showing Jamaica’s firm support for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Speaking ...more

Scientists monitoring changes at Dominica’s Boiling Lake

Saturday, November 19, 2016

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Visitors to the Boiling Lake, a volcano-hydrothermal feature located in the southern end of the island, have been urged to avoid visiting the area due to a change in water levels. The warning was issued by Office of Di ...more

Antigua calls for immediate intervention on climate change with Trump

Friday, November 18, 2016

MARRAKECH, Morocco (CMC) – Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda has called on all government and special groupings in the United Nations to commence discussions with the incoming US administration on climate change. “If th ...more

Jamaica House to go solar

Thursday, November 17, 2016

MARRAKECH, Morocco — As representatives of the world’s nations gather at the COP22 Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, island states are standing out for their impressive commitments to fighting climate change. Yesterday, in keepi ...more

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