Biodiversity News

Rare boa species rediscovered in The Bahamas

A rare species of boa snake—so rare that there were no previous reports of live specimens—has been “rediscovered” in The Bahamas: UNC Asheville assistant professor of biology Graham Reynolds has followed up his 2016 published discovery of the silver boa, Chilabothrus argentum, with the rediscovery of a species of boid …

Climate Change News

Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change

Science Daily reports on a new study about how bigger, healthier reefs can help protect the Caribbean’s fisheries from the impacts of ocean warming due to climate change: New research from UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean’s coral reef …

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Crooked-Acklins boa, Chilabothrus schwartzi. Image courtesy of UNC Asheville via Citizen Times
A rare species of boa snake—so rare that there were no previous reports of live specimens—has been “rediscovered” in The Bahamas: UNC Asheville assistant professor of biology Graham Reynolds has followed up his 2016 published discovery of the silver...

Oceans News

Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change

Science Daily reports on a new study about how bigger, healthier reefs can help protect the Caribbean’s fisheries from the impacts of ocean warming due to climate change: New research from UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean’s coral reef …

Energy News

Jamaican university seeks to improve energy and cost savings via solar power and energy efficiency measures

A solar power system installed at the University of Technology Jamaica has saved the university money and reduced its carbon footprint: In the three-and-a-half years since it has been using solar power to supplement its energy needs on campus, the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has managed to save US$126,000 …

Agriculture News

CEO of Sandals Resorts urges tourism sector to invest in agriculture in Jamaica

Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts International, is calling for Jamaica’s tourism industry to provide greater support for the agriculture sector, and he is putting his money where his mouth is, via partnership with local potato farmers: Chairman of the Tourism Linkages Council in Jamaica, Adam Stewart, is calling on …

Fisheries News

Jamaica launches initiative to make its fishing industry more climate-resilient

The government of Jamaica, with support from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, will be undertaking activities to help the fisheries sector adapt to climate change: As part of efforts to minimise the impact of climate change on fishing livelihoods, a campaign will be designed and executed in the upcoming …

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