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Archive | September, 2011

Video: the Last Survivors project

A video about the Hispaniolan solenodon and Hispaniolan hutia, two rare mammals found only in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. It also informs about The Last Survivors project, which involves the development of plans for the long-term conservation of the hutia and solenodon. Previously on Green Antilles: The Last Survivors: seeking solenodons, The Last Survivors […]

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Ocean thermal energy conversion: new renewable energy technology for The Bahamas

According to Renewable Energy Magazine, the Bahamas Electricity Corporation has signed an agreement relating to construction and operation of two ocean thermal energy conversion plants: Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE Corporation) from Lancaster, Pennsylvania (US) has won a contract to design its first two commercial plants that generate electricity from temperature differences in ocean water. […]

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International Climate Protection Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, in Germany, is offering fellowships for prospective leaders from threshold and developing countries who are engaged in climate protection and resource conservation. Find out more information in the flyer below and at the Foundation’s website. The closing date for applications is December 15, 2011. The fellowship commences September 1, 2012.

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International Migratory Bird Day in the Caribbean

International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) in the Caribbean is generally celebrated in October; this year the theme is “Go Wild, Go Birding” In St. Maarten, in keeping with the theme, there are plans for a free guided bird walk and a course in birding: This Saturday October 1st, the public is encouraged to join EPIC […]

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Climate change could cost Caribbean countries up to 5% of annual GDP

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has published a report estimating the potential economic costs of climate change in the Caribbean region: Climate change is estimated to cost countries in the Caribbean subregion up to 5% of annual GDP between 2011 and 2050, if actions for mitigating and adaptation are not […]

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Environmental film series in Trinidad and Tobago

In Trinidad and Tobago, Sustain T&T will be presentingan environmental film series, with screenings from October 7 to 18, 2011. See the film schedule below, or at the Sustain T&T website.

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Climate change and public health in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Climate and Health: New Challenges for the Virgin Islands is a one-hour special, presented in nine parts, featuring Virgin Islands science and health experts who discuss linkages between climate and health. Climate and Health program hosts Dr. LaVerne Ragster, Winthrop Maduro, and Pamela R. Samuel speak with Nicholas Drayton, Program Coordinator of VI EPSCoR; Aaron […]

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Caribbean and Pacific islands working closely together on climate change response

Even more than before, small island developing states in the Caribbean and in the Pacific will be working together on climate change actions and issues: Vulnerable islands in the region can now work more closely with the Pacific islands to address climate risks, based on a recently inked agreement between the Caribbean Community Climate Change […]

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The Nevis Turtle Group

The St. Kitts and Nevis Leeward Times spotlights the work of the Nevis Turtle Group: Nevis Turtle Group which was formed in 2003 is a non governmental organisation with a core-membership of about 10 persons and some 20 volunteers involved in the conservation method. The group was initially started by Pemberton in 2001 when he […]

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New USAID funding available for Caribbean research on sustainable development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have announced a new funding programme to support the work of scientists in (among other developing countries) the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti and Jamaica, particularly those doing research about food security, climate change and sustainable development: USAID and NSF are […]

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Posting here at the Green Antilles blog is on hiatus right now, but you can still get green news from, for and about the Caribbean at the Green Antilles Facebook page.

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 […]