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UN warns that over 1 million people in Haiti are threatened by food insecurity as a result of natural disasters

Flooding of a coastal town after Hurricane Sandy, Haiti

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 […]

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IDB agriculture intensification programme improves crop yields in Haiti’s Artibonite Valley

The Artibonite valley, Haiti

The Inter-American Development Bank reports on the successes of its Agriculture Intensification Programme in Haiti: Farmers in Haiti’s principal agricultural region have increased yields of some staple crops through better irrigation (including an addition of irrigated land of 5,000 to 7,000 hectares, depending on the season), improved seeds, fertilization, pest control, and other technologies as […]

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Caribbean Sustainable Energy Road Map: Call to Participate on a Study Tour

The Caribbean Community is invited expressions of interest for participation in a Sustainable Energy Study Tour: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank to support the development of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Road Map. The Secretariat intends to apply part of the proceeds to fund a Study Tour which […]

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Ashden Awards to offer recognition for sustainable energy initiatives in small island developing states

Small Island Developing States Awards 2013

The Ashden Awards are seeking enterprises and programs who: • Increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. • Bringing economic and social benefits while demonstrably cutting CO2 emissions. • Using approaches that can expand or be replicated across small island developing states. This includes activities related to: • Greening the electricity grid. […]

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Haiti bans plastics

Jacqueline Charles and Curtis Morgan report for the Miami Herald, on a recent ban passed against plastic products in Haiti: Plastic and foam food containers. They’re everywhere in Haiti, clogging canals, cluttering streets and choking ocean wildlife. Now those pesky black plastic bags made of polyethylene and polystyrene foam cups, plates, trays and other containers […]

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Kitchen gardens helping to feed Haiti

InterPress Service News, reports on how Susan Robens-Brannon for kitchen gardens are allowing Haitians to grow their own food for subsistence purposesSusan Robens-Brannon for : Many Haitians living in poor neighbourhoods of the capital Port-au-Prince and semi-permanent tent camps are relying on kitchen gardens to put healthy food on the table. Most homes are very […]

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Haiti ramps up environmental monitoring with 21 ATVs

The Caribbean Journal reports on the new fleet of ATV vehicles received by Haiti’s Environmental Monitoring Corps last week. Environment Minister Joseph Ronald Toussaint said his office was “committed” to improving Haiti’s environmental system. The environment is one of five major stated priorities for Haiti President Michel Martelly, along with employment, education, the Rule of […]

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Reducing deforestation in Haiti with new cooking stoves and tree nurseries

IICA distributes environmentally-friendly stoves in Haiti

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is contributing to a project that takes a two-pronged approach to reducing deforestation in the Haitian community of Arregui-Jacmel: Thanks to a project being implemented by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Lauritas Sisters religious order, more than 800 families in the Haitian […]

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Six Caribbean countries to receive US$10.6 million for climate resilience activities

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) reports that Caribbean countries are to benefit from a $10.6 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds: Caribbean countries and regional organizations will apply a $10.6 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to carry out a regional track of activities to address the impact of climate change, the […]

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Haiti’s Reef Check EcoDivers continue to make great strides

EcoDiver training in Haiti

Nikole Ordway of Reef Check International reports on the progress being made by 13 Haitian EcoDivers-in-training: During the first week of April, my position as a Reef Check Course Director led me from Florida to Haiti to teach 13 students the PADI Open Water Diver course. These students are comprised of Haitian school teachers and […]

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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 […]