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Op-Ed: Climate Change and the Caribbean

October 22, 2015       This debate surrounding our climate has polarized the world into two different groups for a long time; some theorists maintain that an intrinsic characteristic of climate is that it changes while a large percent of others support the theory that global warming is anthropogenic or caused by human action. […]

Catching up to Climate Change

September 19, 2015 KINGSTON, Jamaica – I always look forward to scanning Jamaica’s lush green terrain while occupying a ‘window seat’ of an airplane, to and from Jamaica. However, on my return to my island state on 11th September I was forced to witness, from my beloved ‘window- seat’, the frightening changes that my country […]

Met Service: Tropical Storm Henri Could Become Post-Tropical Cyclone

September 10, 2015     KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says at 4:00 pm Thursday, the centre of Tropical Storm Henri was located near Latitude 33.9 degrees north and Longitude 60.7 degrees west or about 420 km east-northeast of Bermuda. The Met Service said Tropical Storm Henri is moving toward the north […]

Pacific Governments to Give Youth a Say in Climate and Development Decisions

September 4, 2015     BALI – Youth Ministers from Commonwealth countries in the Pacific have vowed to champion a greater focus on young people in decision-making processes in order to achieve new global sustainable development goals. In a joint statement, representatives from Australia, Fiji, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu agreed […]

Climate Change Caused By Ocean, Not Just Atmosphere

August 7, 2015     MOST of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere. But in a new study published in Science, a group of Rutgers researchers have found that circulation of the ocean plays an equally important role in regulating Earth’s […]

Climate Expert Mixes Hope With Fear In Addressing Climate Challenges

July 31, 2015     Jacob Scherr addresses challenges and hopes around climate change Jacob Scherr has been at the forefront of addressing global climate challenges for forty years; and he is optimistic that we still have time to reverse the destruction from climate change. He says he sees a “groundswell of change.” But it’s […]

‘Green, affordable’ and Suited Exactly for the V.I.

By Stephen Cheslik   July 30, 2015     What started as an idea at a college in the Netherlands has finally become a reality an ocean away in the British Virgin Islands. Elemental Water Makers, founded by Sid Vollebregt and Reinoud Feenstra, has just completed the world’s first commercial installation of a new type […]

Commentary: Climate Change: Time For Talking Is Over

By Sir Ronald Sanders   July 24, 2015     Imagine if, on the anniversary of its independence, the friendliest message your nation gets is that, if your country sinks underwater, a nearby island is willing to give your people refuge. That means picking up whatever you might salvage and leaving behind your homeland, your […]

Climate Change: Time For Talking Is Over | Sir Ronald Sanders

July 23, 2015     Imagine if on the anniversary of its independence the friendliest message your nation gets is that if your country sinks underwater, a nearby island is willing to give your people refuge. That means picking up whatever you might salvage and leaving behind your homeland, your possessions and your entire heritage. […]

Alert Level Raised As Heightened Activity Recorded At Underwater Volcano Kick ’Em Jenny

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Thursday July 23, 2015 – The UWI Seismic Research Centre (SRC) has heightened the alert level at underwater volcano Kick ‘em Jenny to orange – which means it could start erupting with less than a day’s warning – after strong, continuous signals were recorded in the early hours of this morning. […]