Green Antilles link roundup: January 20, 2019

Mayreau. Image: Edoardo Forneris.
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The Caribbean island of Mayreau could be split in two thanks to erosion — The 300 or so people living on Mayreau are confronted with the real possibility that the sea will split their island in two, and destroy its world famous Salt Whistle Bay. The sliver of land that separates the placid waters of the Caribbean Sea at Salt Whistle Bay from the choppy Atlantic Ocean, on Windward Carenage Bay, used to be 70 feet wide, but is now just about 20 feet.

STINAPA Bonaire launches renewed education boxes for Bonaire’s elementary schools — The STINAPA Wild4Life School Program is a nature and environmental education program for all elementary schools on Bonaire with the objective to raise awareness among children and to develop a sense of respect and caring for the natural environment.

The Caribbean and the EV Revolution-in-Waiting — Why aren’t Caribbean roads bumper-to-bumper with electric-powered vehicles? Chalk it up – in part – to politics and economics.

The Status of Renewable Energy in the CaribbeanRenewable Energy Caribbean‘s recent report provides a snapshot of renewable energy growth in the Caribbean over the last 10 years, encompassing all major supply-side technologies including solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, waste-to-energy, and bio energy.

Guyana signs on to several conventions on oil spill readiness — As international best practice dictate, states are supposed to insulate themselves of the risk of oil spills by using various tools such as industry insurance and national disaster arrangements. According to Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge, Guyana will be no exception.

Record-breaking amounts of sargassum in the Caribbean: what is it and where is it coming from? — Sargassum is a natural, even essential, part of the Caribbean’s ecosystems but these recent blooms are having a devastating impact on the region, both ecologically and economically.

Plastic bag clampdown in Jamaica — A Jamaican businessman could face a multimillion dollar fine after he allegedly attempted to import a shipment of plastic bags in breach of the ban imposed on January 1.

[Image: Edoardo Forneris]

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