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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 […]

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New project to improve Caribbean cocoa production

Cocoa tree, Dominica

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 […]

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Have Tobago’s corals survived mass bleaching?

Via Rockethub, Salome Buglass provides information about her university research project, which is searching for the answer to this critical question. In the late summer of 2010 Tobago’s reefs suffered a massive coral bleaching event. An immediate assessment done at the time by local scientists revealed how at least 50% of corals become bleached across […]

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Weekend recap – November 11, 2012

The top 4 new posts on Green Antilles in the last week or so: After 10 years of searching, scientists encounter the rare Cuban solenodon. Nearly a decade after the last sighting, researchers in Cuba have finally found evidence that the rare Cuban solenodon is not, as once feared, extinct. Sustain Trinidad and Tobago presents […]

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Sustain Trinidad and Tobago presents the Green Screen Environmental Film Series 2012

Sustain T&T Green Screen 2012

If you’re in Trinidad and Tobago over the next few weeks, check out some of the events in Sustain T&T‘s Green Screen Environmental Film Series: Green Screen is back! Sustain T&T won an EMA Green Leaf Award for last year’s GREEN SCREEN. This year, the series of environmental films returns with more films at more […]

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Cheap fossil fuel cited as one of the main reasons for slow uptake of alternative energy in Trinidad and Tobago

Solar panels, Trinidad and Tobago

A recent article in the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian explores some of the reasons why solar energy hasn’t quite taken off in T&T the way it has in other parts of the region and the world. The relatively low cost of fossil fuel in the twin island republic is seen as a major contributing factor—compared […]

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Environmental justice for polluters in T&T

PRESS RELEASE- Trinidad & Tobago- Fishermen and Friends of the Sea Thursday 18th Oct, at 9.45am the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago delivered its judgment in a claim involving Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) vs The Minister of Planning, Housing and the Environment. The matter comprised a Judicial Review of the Governments […]

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CARICOM’s continental members have much to contribute to regional food security

CARICOM’s continental members have much to contribute to regional food security

In the English-speaking Caribbean, only Guyana, Belize and St Kitts and Nevis have the required land mass to achieve 100 per cent food security.

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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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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 […]