Environment

Adaptation vs development a false dichotomy — Pt 1

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

The world will need an estimated $140 billion per year — or more — to help adapt to the damaging impacts of climate change, according to recent research, but, as World Resources Institute (WRI) puts it, funders have become caught up in drawing lines between adaptation and development... Read More

Waste not, want not

Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

At age 56, Vietnamese farmer Luan is still actively working the land. She is also still learning new things and open to fresh ideas. In 2015 she agreed to turn part of her smallholding into a demonstration site as part of Biochar for Sustainable Soils – a... Read More

Have your plate and eat it too

Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

As governments and industry leaders around the world start to take notice of mounting plastic waste and action initiatives to slow its release into the environment, creative entrepreneurs are uncovering unconventional approaches to help point them in the right... Read More

JET launches ICC 2018

Wednesday, August, 1 2018    

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) kicked off the local 2018 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day with a beach clean-up of the Palisadoes Strip in Kingston on Monday, netting 19 bags of garbage weighing over 280 pounds in an hour. Read More

KFTL collects 30,000 bottles in six weeks

Wednesday, August, 1 2018    

Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) has reported that it collected close to 30,000 bottles, weighing 970 lbs, for recycling in the first six weeks of its environmental initiative tagged 'KFTL Go Blue: Recycling Begins with you'. Read More

A ribbon of trees

Wednesday, August, 1 2018    

Nine months after Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT) received an inaugural grant of US$30,000 from Jamaica Conservation Partners (JCP) to mark the boundaries of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park and World Heritage Site, it has planted the... Read More



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