Environment

COP24: The biggest immediate opportunity for countries to step up climate action

The alarming report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last month made it crystal clear that every country, business and person in the world will need to step up climate action if the world is to limit temperature rise to 1.5C (2.7F). Read More

NGO to launch gaming app
W- Foundation , a global relief and conservation organisation, is working with the UN's Climate Neutral Now initiative to promote sustainability and climate action through a gamified mobile social network application that encourages the public to take...... Read More

Lasco collects close to 60,000 PLASTIC BOTTLES at Pink Run
LASCO Manufacturing, one of the country's leading producers of plastic bottles for its lines of domestically produced beverages, has reported that it reaped some 58,700 plastic bottles for recycling from this year's ICWI/Reach to Recovery Pink Run. ... Read More

Spain considers ban on sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040
MADRID, Spain (AP) — Spain's government is eyeing ambitious steps to tackle climate change, including a ban on the sale of gas and diesel cars from 2040.... Read More

Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nature and humans both share blame for California's devastating wildfires, fire scientists say. Forest management? Not so much, despite claims made by President Donald Trump. Read More

Officers catch huge lizard that terrified Florida neighbours

Monday, November, 12 2018    

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighbourhood for months. Read More

Go Green 24 Seven

Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

The 24 Seven Caf at Jamaica Pegasus hotel has started an eco-friendly campaign called 'Go Green 24 Seven' to reduce its carbon footprint and by extension, that of the hotel. Read More

Is it possible? A future where people and nature thrive

Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

ARLINGTON, Va (BUSINESS WIRE) — Can we drive economic growth, meet rising demand for food, energy and water, and make significant environmental progress? The short answer is “yes”, but it comes with several big “ifs”. New research shows that we can put the... Read More

Six Chinese cities recognised among world's first wetland towns

Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (BUSINESS WIRE via AP) — Six Chinese cities were awarded the Wetland City Accreditation at the 13th Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13) in Dubai, in appreciation of their “exceptional steps to safeguard... Read More

'Inexcusable!'

Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) on air pollution and child health, launched on the occasion of its first Global Health Conference on Air Pollution and Health, shows that almost all of the world's children are exposed to dangerous levels of air... Read More

EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics

Thursday, October, 25 2018    

STRASBOURG, France (AFP) — The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly yesterday for an EU-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery, cotton buds and balloon sticks. Read More

Recycling plastic feels fantastic!

Wednesday, October, 24 2018    

S eparating plastics for recycling has become a way of life for members of the ZIP 103FM staff following their win of the first staging of Wisynco's Recycle Challenge for corporate entities earlier this year. Read More

Jamaica global conservation leader

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 24 2018    

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Caribbean has long pushed for 1.5C — UWI scientists

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

In the wake of last week's release of the IPCC 1.5 Report , Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona and a lead author of the report Professor Michael Taylor has pointed out... Read More

Cleaner air for stadium pool

Wednesday, October, 10 2018    

Following an impassioned social media plea, a meeting with general manager of Independence Park Limited Major Desmon Brown, and a personal financial commitment, multi-platinum reggae artiste Sean Paul has secured the relocation of an occasional welding plant and storage... Read More



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