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Caribbean’s largest wind farm begins operations in Puerto Rico

Finca de Viento Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico

In addition to being the site of the Caribbean’s largest solar power plant, Puerto Rico is now also home to the Caribbean’s largest wind farm: A wind generation facility that its producer, Pattern Energy, calls the largest wind generation facility in the Caribbean began producing energy on the island of Puerto Rico Oct. 28. The […]

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Caribbean’s largest solar power plant inaugurated in Puerto Rico

Solar panels, Puerto Rico

The Latin American Herald Tribune reports that the a recently commissioned solar power plant in Puerto Rico is the largest in the CAribbean: The Caribbean’s largest solar energy park, capable of generating enough electricity to meet the annual consumption of 12,000 families, was inaugurated Monday in the southern Puerto Rican municipality of Guayama. Gov. Luis […]

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Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum 2012 in Puerto Rico

Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum 2012 in Puerto Rico

Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum 2012: Where Caribbean renewables meet world-class technology, expertise and capital.

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Puerto Rico holds first energy savings performance summit

Puerto Rico’s first energy savings performance summit begins today: In another sign of the greening of the local economy, the Puerto Rico Energy Affairs Administration (PREAA) will host the inaugural Energy Savings Performance Summit on Feb. 28-29. The event includes participation from the public and private sectors, with qualified energy service companies (ESCOs), suppliers and […]

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Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands to cull populations of invasive green iguanas

The government of Puerto Rico has recently announced plans for a large-scale cull of the invasive green iguanas that are over-running the island: Iguanas of Puerto Rico: Your days are numbered. The island’s government is announcing plans to kill as many of the reptiles as possible and export their meat in hopes of eradicating an […]

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New catch limits set to prevent overfishing in U.S. Caribbean waters

The Pew Environment Group reports that the U.S. government has taken steps to prevent overfishing of certain key species in U.S. Caribbean territories: Holly Binns, a project director for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final approval of plans to prevent overfishing of 132 […]

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Sea turtle monitoring, Isla Culebra, Puerto Rico

Video from a WIDECAST (Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network) Field Training Workshop, “Monitoring Sea Turtle Populations on Caribbean Foraging Grounds”, Isla Culebra, Puerto Rico. 24-29 October 2011 Isla Culebra is a U.S. National Wildlife Refuge and the site of an important community-based turtle conservation project.

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More solar power for Puerto Rico

There’s a big renewable energy drive on in Puerto Rico. The latest project is the construction of a major solar power facility: A French company says it will invest $115 million to build a 44-megawatt solar farm in Puerto Rico. Fonroche said this week that the farm will be built on 160 acres (65 hectares) […]

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Vacancy: Soil Conservationist, Puerto Rico

The United States Department of Agriculture has an opening for a Soil Conservationist in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico: Key Requirements U.S. Citizenship Required Positive Education Required Must be a Certified Conservation Planner Fluent in both written and spoken Spanish and English Duties This position is on the Assistant State Conservationist (FO)’s staff. The incumbent will […]

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Buffalo-bred tadpoles fly home to Puerto Rico

Through a captive breeding programme, the Buffalo Zoo is helping in the conservation of the Puerto Rican Crested Toad (also known as el sapo concho puertorriqueño or Peltophryne lemur): The teeny tadpoles are going on a big trip. The Buffalo Zoo packed up the 46 threatened Puerto Rican crested tadpoles Tuesday for a flight that […]

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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 […]