News about Environmental Issues in Jamaica

What a waste!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Colour-coded recycling bins on East Avenue in Greenwich Town are brimming over, but not according to the separation code printed on them. (Collin Green)

  If you have been using East Avenue, Maxfield Avenue, and Waltham Park Road over the last two months or so, you would have noticed sets of green, blue and lavender bins at different points along the road. They are intended for the separation of garbage — green for plastic bottles, lavender for organic material ...more

Study: Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching in the Caribbean

Saturday, January 07, 2017

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — A new study has predicted that if current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs, including many in the Caribbean, will suffer severe bleaching ...more

Regional group welcomes conclusion of regulatory project for CARIFORUM countries

Saturday, January 07, 2017

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) —The Belize-based Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) says it has successfully completed a project aimed at helping Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries to improve the safety of fish and fishery products for co ...more

Huge Antarctic ice block set to break off — scientists

Saturday, January 07, 2017

PARIS, France (AFP) — A massive ice block nearly 100 times the area of Manhattan is poised to break off Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf, scientists reported yesterday. A slow-progressing rift suddenly grew by 18 kilometres (11 miles) at ...more

17 ways to be good to Mother Earth (and yourself) in 2017

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

What better commitment to make at the start of the year than taking better care of the planet we call home, and in turn taking care of ourselves? The best and most fundamental way to do that is to stick to all things natural or stay as close to it a ...more

‘Wattway’ opens

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

France on Thursday inaugurated the world’s first “solar highway” in the small Normandy town of Tourouvre. The one-kilometre (half-mile) “Wattway” covered with 2,800 square metres (30,000 square feet) of resin-coated sol ...more

66-lb turtle returned to ocean after rehab in Florida

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

JUNO BEACH, Florida (AP) — Dozens of animal lovers gathered on Juno Beach yesterday morning to watch Nicklen, a 66-pound loggerhead sea turtle, being released into the Atlantic Ocean . Nicklen was found in the Jupiter Inlet just outside Duboi ...more

Energy companies plan to boost wind generation in New Mexico

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — Energy companies are expected to double the generating capacity of wind farms in eastern New Mexico over the next few years, thanks in part to federal subsidies and improvements in technology. More than a gigawatt of win ...more

Don’t buy protected animals as gifts — NEPA

Saturday, December 24, 2016

THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is warning members of the public who may be seeking to purchase pets as gifts for the Christmas season to be careful not to buy protected species. Some protected animals include the Yellow-billed P ...more

Oklahoma warns of more quakes from energy drilling

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (AP) — Oklahoma regulators said yesterday that the number of induced earthquakes could increase as oil and gas production expands in a broad area of the state, and they’re telling energy companies that they need to ...more

‘Billions available for climate change but...’

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Island states, which climate scientists have repeatedly said are more at risk from increased flooding, higher rates of beach erosion and eventual submersion by the sea as a result of more severe weather events brought on by climate change, could save ...more

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