Environment

Coastal clean-up day two Saturdays away

International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day 2018 is set for Saturday, September 15, with national coordinator Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) aiming to have Jamaica ranked in the global top 10 in terms of number of volunteers participating. Read More

400 clean Danube tributary in 'Plastic Cup'
From food packaging in shops to straws in bars, single-use plastics are so ubiquitous in modern society that they can be hard to avoid while navigating through daily life. As a result, plastic waste is now reaching sites that were either pristine or, if contaminated by other means, were...... Read More

Recycling with a view in Long Mountain
Long Mountain Country Club, high in the hills of St Andrew, has started an initiative which will see residents of the gated community separating plastic bottles from the rest of their garbage and storing it for pick-up by re recycling ... Read More

Banning straws and bags won't solve our plastic problem
It seems to be the summer of plastic bans. Starbucks, Hyatt, the city of Seattle, and others have all committed to phase out plastic straws. Stafford Township in New Jersey passed a plastic bag ban just last month, joining dozens of other American cities and states...... Read More

Scientist condemns slaughter of stranded whale

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — A scientist with The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) says she remains “horrified' that someone used a knife to cut a three-foot-long fatal wound into the sides of a stranded pilot whale that beached over the... Read More

Regional experts to sharpen enviro communication

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

Environmental experts from across the region are expected to meet in Kingston next week to work on improving the way they communicate environmental data with policymakers so as to ensure continued sustainable development in the region. Read More

Celebrating water bill reduction

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

Beneficiaries of JN Water project cite savings, longer showers  Read More

Bartlett calls for collaboration to counter climate change

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett is calling for collaboration between Caribbean media interests, and public and private sector entities to develop strategies designed to strengthen regional resilience to the impact of climate change. Read More

Regional coastal erosion monitoring tower to be installed at Hellshire

Friday, August, 17 2018    

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade says Jamaica will be home to the region's first coastal erosion monitoring tower, to be placed at the Hellshire Beach in the central parish of St Cathereine. Read More

Adaptation vs development a false dichotomy — Pt 1

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

The world will need an estimated $140 billion per year — or more — to help adapt to the damaging impacts of climate change, according to recent research, but, as World Resources Institute (WRI) puts it, funders have become caught up in drawing lines between adaptation and development... Read More

Waste not, want not

Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

At age 56, Vietnamese farmer Luan is still actively working the land. She is also still learning new things and open to fresh ideas. In 2015 she agreed to turn part of her smallholding into a demonstration site as part of Biochar for Sustainable Soils – a... Read More

Have your plate and eat it too

Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

As governments and industry leaders around the world start to take notice of mounting plastic waste and action initiatives to slow its release into the environment, creative entrepreneurs are uncovering unconventional approaches to help point them in the right... Read More

JET launches ICC 2018

Wednesday, August, 1 2018    

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) kicked off the local 2018 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day with a beach clean-up of the Palisadoes Strip in Kingston on Monday, netting 19 bags of garbage weighing over 280 pounds in an hour. Read More

KFTL collects 30,000 bottles in six weeks

Wednesday, August, 1 2018    

Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) has reported that it collected close to 30,000 bottles, weighing 970 lbs, for recycling in the first six weeks of its environmental initiative tagged 'KFTL Go Blue: Recycling Begins with you'. Read More

A ribbon of trees

Wednesday, August, 1 2018    

Nine months after Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT) received an inaugural grant of US$30,000 from Jamaica Conservation Partners (JCP) to mark the boundaries of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park and World Heritage Site, it has planted the... Read More



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