Illegal Wildlife Trade, Sand Mining and Island Invasives: Environment and Climate Change Stories, March 5 2017

At last, I am back with some more stories on environmental and climate change issues. I try to pick those that are relevant to Jamaica and the Caribbean, but some stories are of such extraordinary interest I feel bound to include them. Please click on the links for more information. Please don’t forget also that … More Illegal Wildlife Trade, Sand Mining and Island Invasives: Environment and Climate Change Stories, March 5 2017

Canada Gives Jamaica a Helping Hand on Renewable Energy and Climate Change

In case you did not realize it, the Canadian Government has been quietly supporting various renewable energy and climate change-related initiatives in Jamaica in the past few years. Last August, the Canadians and the U.S. Government jointly provided funding for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group to acquire Blue Mountain Renewables (BMR) Jamaica Wind Limited. At … More Canada Gives Jamaica a Helping Hand on Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Eco-Foam, Our Plan for Forests and Bad News for the EPA: Environment News, February 17, 2017

There is a lot happening. Well, that’s an understatement! But here are my latest articles from Jamaica, the Caribbean and further afield, for your interest. Just click on the links for more information. P.S. I am looking forward to returning to C-CAM in Salt River next week!  Jamaica The Forestry Department warned on World Wetlands … More Eco-Foam, Our Plan for Forests and Bad News for the EPA: Environment News, February 17, 2017

Climate Change Awareness Week, UNEP Champions of the Earth, More Environmental News: December 3, 2016

Well, a lot has been happening in Jamaica and there’s lots of news further afield, too. Please click on the links for more information. Jamaica and the Caribbean: Climate Change Awareness Week: It was an exciting week, organized by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and following on from the Prime Minister’s recent participation … More Climate Change Awareness Week, UNEP Champions of the Earth, More Environmental News: December 3, 2016

Islanders of All Ages Celebrate Caribbean Endemic Birds

The Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival is a very special event on the BirdsCaribbean calendar. It is the time of year when we celebrate birds that are unique to US. It’s also very inclusive – not just for scientists and birdwatchers, but for everyone. Here is BirdsCaribbean’s press release, and some wonderful photos from some of … More Islanders of All Ages Celebrate Caribbean Endemic Birds

Climate Change in the Caribbean: Talking, Planning and What NOT to Be Doing After the Paris Agreement

Earth Day came and went very quickly. A tremendous crowd of political leaders signed the Paris Agreement, and some fifteen countries (including five Caribbean islands) have already ratified it. I understand Jamaica will be ratifying the Agreement very soon. Some cynics have observed: “Oh, Jamaica is signing yet another international agreement! What difference does it make?” or words to … More Climate Change in the Caribbean: Talking, Planning and What NOT to Be Doing After the Paris Agreement

Counting Down to Earth Day 2016 in Jamaica (And Go Plant a Tree!)

How is our Mother Earth doing, as Earth Day appears on the horizon once more? How is Jamaica doing? I would say our amazing planet – including our beautiful island – may be heading for the Emergency Room, before too long.  Earth Day is Friday, April 22, and there is so much to write about … More Counting Down to Earth Day 2016 in Jamaica (And Go Plant a Tree!)

World Wetlands Day 2016 – in Jamaica and on Planet Earth

Happy World Wetlands Day! The National Environment and Planning Agency is busy today, with groups of eager schoolchildren (no doubt happy to have the day off) exploring what is left of the Port Royal mangroves (a Ramsar site) and learning all about the value of wetlands at the Port Royal Marine Laboratory. NEPA also sponsored … More World Wetlands Day 2016 – in Jamaica and on Planet Earth