Environment

Sandals Foundation's makes CLEAN SWEEP AT ICC 2017

For the sixth-straight year Sandals Foundation organised several clean-up events on International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day on September 16. Over 420 volunteers turned out at the nine beach and 10 underwater clean-up sites in the islands of Jamaica, the Bahamas,... Read More

Jamaica Conservation Partners donates US$110,000 to enviro causes
Jamaica Conservation Partners (JCP) yesterday made its first donation of US$110,000 to three charities: Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT), and White River Fish Sanctuary (WRFS).... Read More

NEPA secures 6 convictions for breaches of Beach Control Act
National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has secured six convictions totalling $900,000 in fines through the courts in its drive to clamp down on breaches of Jamaica's environmental and planning laws.... Read More

Irma's size, intensity pushed by rising temps
Spanning over 220,000 square miles, and lasting 14 days, almost four of which were spent at Category five, Hurricane Irma is the biggest storm ever recorded, and while climate scientists aren't yet able to say definitively how much of its track and development was as a...... Read More

Hurricane-hit islands are 'living consequences of climate change'

Friday, September, 8 2017    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Island nations devastated by Hurricane Irma are “living the consequences of climate change”, said the prime minister of the two-island nation of Barbuda and Antigua yesterday. Read More

Stay out of the water!

Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment, even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts. Read More

Excessive seaweed poses no threat to environment, says NEPA

Friday, September, 1 2017    

THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says brown seaweed being washed ashore the island's coasts is a natural phenomenon and poses no threat to the environment or human life. Read More

Harvey rain heaviest in US history

Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

HOUSTON (AP) — As the human toll and the strain on flood defenses mounted yesterday, the rain from Harvey officially became the heaviest tropical downpour in US history. Read More

Kenya bans plastic bags

Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A ban on plastic bags came into force in Kenya on Monday and those found violating the new regulation could receive maximum fines of $38,000 or a four-year jail term. Read More

Cops retrained in bird-shooting regulations

Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

Scores of police personnel have participated in an islandwide series of training workshops to sharpen their knowledge of Jamaica's hunting laws in preparation for the 2017 Game Bird Shooting Season. Read More

JET opens beach clean-up registration

Wednesday, August, 30 2017    

Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has opened registration for its 24th annual beach clean-up of the Palisadoes Strip in Kingston, on September 16. Read More

Eco tourism park for popular shrimp village

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 28 2017    

MIDDLE QUARTERS, St Elizabeth — Now 50 years old, Sharon Ball has been selling peppered shrimp here since she was 18. Read More

Sandals Negril retains Master status

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa announced last week that it has retained its Double Platinum and EarthCheck™ Master Status Certifications classifying it a world-leading green hotel. Read More

A culture of proper waste disposal

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

Among the observations that first-time Jamaican visitors to Canada usually make is how well kept the public spaces are. Read More

Save Cockpit Country!

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

Following the launch of a new petition portal by Jamaica House, civil society groups and concerned individuals have uploaded a Save Cockpit Country petition. Read More



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