Soufriere Hills, Montserrat. Image: Jennifer Krauel.
Biodiversity

Brexit implications for conservation in the Caribbean

The UK’s Independent reports on how the loss of access to European Union conservation funding after Brexit could impact conservation programmes in UK overseas territories in the Caribbean and elsewhere: Whales migrating across the Atlantic Ocean, turtles in the Caribbean and unique cloud forests in St Helena are all under …

Damaged solar panels on October 10, 2017, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Image: Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA via RMI
Climate Change

Recommendations for designing and building hurricane-resilient solar photovoltaic systems

The Rocky Mountain Institute recently published Solar Under Storm, a report which addresses the question of why some solar photovoltaic (PV) survive hurricanes virtually unscathed, while others suffer extensive damage: The 2017 hurricane season was one of the most active in history. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria brought widespread destruction …