Cuba

Adaptation Fund Approves Grant for Caribbean Concept…Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic to Benefit

October 15, 2015         BONN, Germany – The Adaptation Fund Board has approved a US$20,000-grant for the development of a regional climate change project in three islands – Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. The project focuses on local adaptation response to the troubling phenomena and early warning information for the Caribbean. On […]

Cuba Eliminates Ozone-Layer-Exhausting Substances

October 5, 2015       Havana (Prensa Latina) Cuban experts are giving the final touches a plant with Japanese technology to destroy substances that exhaust the ozone layer (OLES), the fragile gas stratus that prevents the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation from damaging life on Earth. Master of Science Natacha Figueredo, from the Cuban Technical Office […]

Domineering Drought in Cuba

October 5, 2015       In 2015, Cuba has shown a worrying lack of rain as in the first seven months of the year only 70% of the usual average rainfall for the country during this period was reported. Throughout the nation, the level of the reservoirs is found to be a lot lower […]

Grenada Joins Regional Call For Action On Climate Change

October 3, 2015       NEW YORK, USA — A framework for climate change “cannot wait,” Grenada’s foreign minister said on Friday, joining other leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean calling for urgent action in the United Nations General Assembly. “The impacts of climate change are already being felt the world over,” said […]

Caribbean Braces for Worsening Drought as Dry Season Nears

September 27, 2015       The most severe drought to hit the Caribbean in recent years is expected to worsen despite rains from tropical storms that have replenished some reservoirs. Forecasters say El Nino phenomenon is gathering strength and will continue to warm the tropical Pacific until early next year, which translates into sparse […]

C’bean Braces For Worsening Drought As Dry Season Nears

September 23, 2015       SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The most severe drought to hit the Caribbean in recent years is expected to worsen despite rains from tropical storms that have replenished some reservoirs. Forecasters say El Nino phenomenon is gathering strength and will continue to warm the tropical Pacific until early […]

EU, Latin America urge US to lift embargo on Cuba AFP

Leaders of the three regions ended a two-day summit in Brussels welcoming December’s announcement by US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro that they would restore diplomatic ties between their countries. “In this context, we expect all necessary steps to be taken towards an early end to the embargo,” the EU and […]

World Bank Carbon-Market Push Facing Poorer-Nation Suspicion

By Mathew Carr   June 4, 2015   The World Bank is working to overcome poorer nations’ suspicions about putting a price on carbon emissions as it seeks to expand greenhouse-gas trading internationally, according to the lender’s special climate-change envoy. While charging for carbon is seen by developed countries as a way to fund emissions […]

French President Says UN Climate Fund Could Help C’bean

 French President Francois Hollande gestures as he addresses the nation during a televised speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris on January 9, 2015 FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique (AP) — French President Francois Hollande told Caribbean leaders on Saturday that a planned international green fund could help the vulnerable, tourism-dependent region mitigate the effects of climate change. […]

First earthquake of the year recorded in Cayo Santa Maria

An earthquake measuring three on the Richter scale was recorded Saturday in Cayo Santa María, northeast of Caibarién, Villa Clara, without any human or material damage caused. It is the first perceptible 2015 earthquake in Cuba and took place at 02:50 am, according to the Network of National Seismological Service Stations. The quake struck at […]