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The UN Climate Change Conference 2012 is being held in Quatar this week. Caribbean 360 reports on concerns of survivability for Caribbean islands in the face of rising sea temperatures and levels: The failure of the on-going UN Climate Change conference to address important issues will lead to serious consequences for the existence of Small […]
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 of British Columbia. She spoke to Green Antilles about her research on coral reefs, what inspires her and her hopes for marine conservation in the Caribbean. Green Antilles: Please introduce yourself and tell us where […]
On November 13-15, a World Ocean Assessment Workshop was held for the Wider Caribbean in Miami, Florida. The Workshop for the Wider Caribbean is part of the larger Regular Process, an effort to regularly provide accurate information on the state of the marine environment to decision makers. This event was one of many workshops being […]
Recreational fisheries are prevalent in most Caribbean islands, though to date, the socio-economic characteristics of this sector are poorly studied. World Fishing and Aquaculture comments on a Manual which will assess the economic impacts of recreational fisheries in the Wider Caribbean Region: The aim of the manual is to increase awareness and understanding among decision […]
The peacock flounder changes its color and the pattern on its skin to exactly match the sea floor. One of the eyes recognizes the pattern of its surroundings. If this eye is covered by sand, the peacock flounder can’t camouflage itself. (Via) These photos, both taken by Michael Buchanan, were entries in the first international […]
Showcasing the Government leadership of Grenada to safeguard their marine and coastal environment for future generations.
Scientists from the University of Greenwich, in cooperation with the University of Trinidad and Tobago and the Jamaica Cocoa Board will be carrying out research on ways to increase cocoa production in the Caribbean by improving pollination rates: The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) [at the University of Greenwich] is collaborating with the University of Trinidad […]
UN warns that over 1 million people in Haiti are threatened by food insecurity as a result of natural disasters
The United Nations has warned that natural disasters continue to exacerbate food insecurity in Haiti: The United Nations food relief agency today warned that more than 1.5 million Haitians could remain at risk of food insecurity well into 2013 if they do not receive adequate assistance to recover from a series of natural disasters that […]
The government of Barbados has announced its attention to award offshore oil exploration licences to BHP Billiton: Barbados will soon be awarding offshore oil drilling licences to energy firm BHP Billiton, the government announced in a release Tuesday. The licences will be for the Carlisle Bay and Bimshire blocks. Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said […]