Archive | March, 2010

Mother Nature Network’s Caribbean destinations of the week

In each of their Destination of the Week articles, the Mother Nature Network: …features a [destination] that has achieved or is working toward a green reputation, [and] highlights green activities to enjoy, including restaurants, hotels, parks, events, shopping, public transportation, recreation and other attractions that satisfy the wants and needs of a green traveler. The […]

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red algae and the sustainable grenadines project

A Canadian university graduate will be spending several months as an intern with an environmental sustainability project in the Grenadines. [Robert] Rankin … will be working on the Sustainable Grenadines Project in its efforts stabilize the local red algae population. The algae is harvested for nutritional purposes and is added to drinks and puddings, Rankin […]

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olive ridley turtle rescued in guyana

Earlier this week in Guyana, a stranded Olive Ridley sea turtle was rescued and returned to the sea. According to Country Co-ordinator for Marine Turtle Project, Romeo DeFreitas, upon seeing the article of the stranded sea turtle, he rushed to uplift it and returned same to its natural habitat on a beach next to Greenwich […]

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call for long-term drought planning in antigua

As much of the Caribbean continues to contend with an extended period of drought (see also this report at the Antillean and this one from MSNBC), a weather forecaster in Antigua believes that countries should develop advance plans for dealing with water shortages and other problems caused by severe dry weather: Lenard Josiah noted that […]

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aquaculture network for the americas

The Aquaculture Network for the Americas was formally established last week in Brazil. With the support of the FAO, the Network aims to promote the sustainable development of aquaculture (also known as fish farming) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The importance of the initiative was reaffirmed by FAO’s Regional representative for the Latin America, […]

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improving waste oil management in the bvi

The Environmental Health Division and the Solid Waste Department of the British Virgin Islands are encouraging businesses in Tortola, particularly restaurants and mechanical repair shops, to dispose of waste oil appropriately: Waste Education Officer, Ms. Nadia James-Lord explained that, “The problems caused by waste oil are two-fold. From an environmental perspective, waste oil is hazardous […]

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dominica water export

During a recent visit to Dominica, former Prime Minister of Barbados, Mr. Owen Arthur, recommended that Dominica should look into establishing a multi-national network of water supply companies in the Caribbean: “You should do it … I think that Dominica should be looking to export water to the rest of the region and because of […]

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cuban suburban agriculture project

Cuba’s government has begun a programme that aims to encourage farming on the outskirts of major cities. Cuba has launched an ambitious project to ring urban areas with thousands of small farms in a bid to reverse the country’s agricultural decline and ease its chronic economic woes. The five-year plan calls for growing fruits and […]

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residents protest cell tower construction in santa margarita, trinidad

In Bates Trace, Santa Margarita, Trinidad, residents gathered with placards to protest against the construction of a cellular tower in their district. The residents are asking the Telecommunication Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) to remove the tower, over concerns that the levels of radiation being [e]mitted by the tower could pose severe health risks. […]

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help needed to recycle plastics in haiti

In the aftermath of the earthquake, waste management and disposal have become even more of an environmental problem than it was before, and a significant amount of the waste in question has been generated by the disaster relief efforts. The Haitian Community Development Project is seeking assistance in the collection and recycling of the many […]

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Can the Caribbean survive climate induced impacts?

The UN Climate Change Conference 2012 is being held in Quatar this week. Caribbean 360 reports on concerns of survivability […]

Green Antilles interview: Salome Buglass, Masters student at UBC, asks Have Tobago’s corals survived mass bleaching?

It is my joy to present the second Green Antilles interview. Salome Buglass is a Master’s student at the University […]

World Ocean Assessment workshop for the Caribbean

On November 13-15, a World Ocean Assessment Workshop was held for the Wider Caribbean in Miami, Florida. The Workshop for […]

Economic impact assessment of recreational fishing in the Caribbean

Recreational fisheries are prevalent in most Caribbean islands, though to date, the socio-economic characteristics of this sector are poorly studied. […]

Weekend photos: peacock flounders

Peacock flounder, © Michael Buchanan

The peacock flounder changes its color and the pattern on its skin to exactly match the sea floor. One of […]